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10 helpful tips for visiting New York City

Going to New York City can be daunting especially if you’ve never been, or have only a couple of days. Luckily, I had my friend Jess who goes to school there give me a list of things to do but if you don’t have a Jess I am here for you. Here are…



  1. Airbnb is the way to go

If you don’t want to pay the price for a hotel, Airbnb is a cheaper way to stay.  Check out the app. A quick note: it’s cheaper to stay somewhere outside of the city and take a subway in.

  2. Citymapper app is a must have                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 This app is great if you don’t know too much about subways and you want to know which one to take.  It’s easy to follow. Most of the time…


   3.  The Met Museum

If you don’t want to spend too much money on things to do the Met Museum is pay as you wish and has plenty of sections. And its right by central park!

  4. Plan ahead

Having a plan is super helpful, especially if you’ve never been to the city. Make sure the places you go to are in order so it’s easier to travel to them and saves you subway rides.


  5. Try something new

For me, I tried Pho. I suggest going to Saigon Shack. This was my first time and it was AMAZING!!!! But go for what you want to try, NYC has so much to offer I’m sure you’ll find something!

   6. Sales Tax :(

If you are not a born and raised New Yorker, there’s an 8.875 percent sales tax on goods and services.  I wondered why every time I went out to eat it was always more than what I rounded it out to be. I am used to a 6 percent sales tax in PA.


  7. Times Square at night is something everyone should see

 Times Square at night is so much better than during the day whether you are taking your time or just driving through. Everything is so bright and colorful.  I felt like I was in a movie!

  8. Go into the Gucci store for fun you won’t regret it

The Gucci store is in the Macys that has 11 floors of pure shopping and is the largest Macys store in the world. I say for fun because who can afford 1000 dollar slippers.

  9. Go to Top of the Rock instead of Empire State building

Top of the rock is located closer to Central Park and Times Square, and has a better view of both. You can also see the empire state building


  10. If you want to do something don’t talk yourself out of it!

Take the extra time to go see what you want while you’re there.  My boyfriend wanted to go see a house that was in one of his favorite movies called The Royal Tenenbaums located in Harlem.  It was worth the subway ride up there!

So, if you are traveling to the city I hope these tips can help even if you’re not maybe this article will inspire you to go visit NYC someday!

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Alexa Sulkowski


Hello, my name is Alexa Sulkowski. I am a sophomore and a broadcasting major. I attend Millersville University. I love the beach, painting, striped pants, the piano, tacos, the gym, going to new places and a lot of other things but I don't want to take up too much space. I'm super excited to write articles and share them with you all. :)
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