Prep List

Transportation:
Exploring the boroughs of New York City requires a mix of efficient public transportation and the freedom to venture off the beaten path. Consider investing in a backpack to carry your essentials comfortably as you hop from subway to street and a jacket depending on what time of the year you go. While public transit is excellent, having the flexibility of a rented bike or car is perfect for discovering hidden gems in areas like Brooklyn or Queens. Make sure you have some good shoes as well if you’re traveling in the city.

Accommodations:
New York City is a collection of diverse neighborhoods, each offering a unique flavor of the city. Enhance your experience by staying in the Village in the city, where local culture and trendy vibes converge. From cozy bed and breakfasts to modern urban lofts, find the perfect home base for your New York adventure.

Currency and Payment:
While credit cards are widely accepted throughout the city, it’s always wise to have some cash on hand, especially for small vendors, food trucks, or places that may not take cards. Equip yourself with a stylish and functional wallet that combines convenience with New York flair, ensuring you’re ready for any transaction, big or small.

Attractions and Activities:
No visit to New York is complete without experiencing iconic attractions. Don’t miss the chance to explore NYC’s top attractions, offering breathtaking views and a deep dive into the city’s rich history. Enhance your sightseeing experience with a Camera to capture every unforgettable moment.

Time Zone:
New York operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Ensure you make the most of your days by adjusting to the local time zone. Consider a stylish and functional wristwatch to stay punctual as you navigate the city’s bustling streets and renowned landmarks.

Emergency Information:
While New York is generally safe, it’s essential to be prepared. Save emergency contact numbers and familiarize yourself with the location of the nearest medical facilities. Stay safe and enjoy peace of mind throughout your New York adventure. Make sure your cell phone is always charged if you’re out exploring all day.

Like a Local

Walk with Purpose
Use Public Transportation
Dress Smartly
Eat Like a Local
Avoid Times Square Traps
Engage in Local Activities

Where to Stay

Williamsburg
Brooklyn
East Village
Manhattan
Harlem
Manhattan
Long Island City
Queens

When should I ?

(April to June)
(September to November)
Weekdays for Museums and Attractions

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