New York City is one of the top tourist places around the world and the city gets really crowded especially during the holiday season. Locals as well as travelers are so crazy about the city that even if it’s the offseason, some of the famous tourist spots such as Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and many other attractions remain all crowd packed and busy through out the year. But we are not implying that you shouldn’t visit the city, what we are trying to tell you that the city is really popular and loved among the masses. Also, it’s important to differentiate between ‘allegedly being tourist attraction’ and ‘must-visit tourist attraction’; this is where the difference lies. Before you visit a new place, it’s important to gather some knowledge beforehand so that you could figure things out on your own and find a way through the city.
New York is one of the cities that highly believe in conducting self with proper manners and etiquette. And to make sure that you don’t run into any kind of trouble and have the best traveling experience in the city, don’t forget to go through this article where we’ve listed some do’s and don’ts to make the most of your expedition.
Do visit the museums
New York is home to some of the best museums in the world and visiting them is one of the ways to make the most of your visit to this city. And the best part about visiting the museums is that you can actually visit them for free, well free on particular days, hours or you can always choose to buy tickets, do things as they fit you but exploring the museums is one of the best things the city has to offer apart from all the amazingness. The Met, the Guggenheim, MoMA and the Museum of Natural History are some of the world-famous museums in the city.
Don’t eat in Times Square
While Times Square is one of the most popular and well-known tourist attractions in the city but you wouldn’t want to indulge in the food served here. This place may seem all fancy, crowded and touristy to you but in actual it can be ridiculously expensive which even if is not a problem for you but the food served here is not actually worth anything. You can totally skip on relishing the dishes served here at the tourist-friendly restaurants as they won’t only be quite overpriced but extremely disappointing as well. A city that is home to numbers and numbers of restaurants but not having even a single restaurant that is worth visiting is such a disappointment. There are far better places to relish more authentic and better food options than times squares.
Do explore the other parts of New York City
New York is much more than what you see. You will probably find the most amusing and exciting things to do in the city which include visiting the attractions, exploring the famous spots and all other touristy things. Lower Manhattan is one of the vest places to visit in the city where you can enjoy various things such as taking a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. And the best part is, most of the things here can be enjoyed for free.
Don’t block the way of pedestrians
If there’s anything that can annoy the New Yorkers, then it is as easy as blocking their way, which we know you wouldn’t want to do, of course (manners). Most of the locals in the city prefer to go around by walking, which means this is their main mode of transportation and you surely wouldn’t want to piss them off by blocking their way on the sidewalk. No matter what you’re doing, whether admiring the view, eating something or just taking a call, we would suggest you find a spot where you can do your stuff without coming as a hindrance in the way of locals walking on the sidewalk.
Do visit the gorgeous Central Park
Central Park is one of the most visited urban parks in the entire us and it is also one of the most filmed locations. The park boasts of scenic views. There are several attractions and fun things you can visit and enjoy here such as having a picnic with your family, taking a stroll through the park, bird watching, and many more things. The lamp posts in the central work will guide you through this location.