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New York Travel Checklist for First Timers

January 31st, 2020 | Travel Tips

Traveling to New York is a dream come true. Whether you want to take on Broadway or see the most popular attractions in the city, there are some things you should know before coming to the Big Apple.

5 Must-See Sights

Regardless of your preferences, you can’t come to New York without seeing its most iconic attractions: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, the Met and Times Square. The Manhattan at Times Square is located right in the center of New York’s beating heart—close to most of these sights! 

Save with Sightseeing Passes

Having a long NYC bucket list can add up. Luckily, sightseeing passes are here to save your holiday! Choose one based on the length of your holiday, the attractions you want to visit and the perks that matter to you. We’ve done a breakdown of the best NYC sightseeing passes that will help you compare the most popular options and pick the right one for you. 

Know What to Wear

New York’s seasons can be more different than you think. Nothing can ruin a day as wearing the wrong outfit and finding yourself baking or freezing. Check out our guide on what to pack when traveling to New York to ensure that’s not you. That said, if you do miss packing something you’ll have a great excuse to go shopping in Midtown!

Make the Most of the Skyline

New York’s skyline is the most famous in the world. Don’t go without getting the best views in town! Top attractions like Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and One World Observatory have observation decks to offer bird’s-eye views of New York Harbor, Brooklyn, New Jersey and more. 

Save Pennies Where You Can

Sightseeing passes will only take you so far. The rest of your trip doesn’t have to break the bank. We have put together great budget tips to help you eat affordable restaurant meals and grab a few drinks at budget bars. Our favorite contribution is 10 free things to do in New York

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