Are you thinking about booking a trip to New York in the near future? It’s certainly a wonderful place to visit filled with exciting possibilities that you certainly won’t want to miss out on. However, it’s easy to make some mistakes on a trip like this. Here are some of the issues that you can run into and how to guarantee that you get the most out of your city adventure.
Carrying Your Luggage Around
It’s easy to forget but important to remember that New York is not considered a safe place to travel. It has one of the highest crime rates in the USA. While it’s uncommon for tourists to be targetted for major crimes it has been known to happen. If you are dragging around your suitcase because it’s not time to check into your hotel or you’ve already checked out, you will always be asking for trouble. That’s why you should make sure that you are using luggage storage in New York. If you do this, then you can guarantee that your luggage will remain safe and secure, leaving you free to view the city.
Forgetting Your Credit Card
Not everyone likes the idea of taking their credit card on holiday with them. As well as the potential issues of losing the card, taking it with you also makes it a lot more difficult to limit your spending and this can be a problem. However, in New York, it’s important to take your card, particularly if you want to visit some of the more high-end shops on 5th Avenue. The best and most expensive shops have people scan your credit cards as you walk through the door. Ultimately, they will be checking whether you can afford to purchase the items inside.
It’s not the only place in the world where this happens but New York is easily one of the most famous for it.
Booking Activities When You Arrive
You might think that booking activities when you arrive will provide you with options for great savings on your trip to New York. However, this isn’t the case, and you can find that if you take this option then you end up spending an absolute fortune. New Yorkers love tourists and will often overcharge them for a wide range of activities from guided tours to show tickets. It’s far better to buy everything like this online before you travel.
Trusting The Guides
You can find a lot of guides online telling you all about the best places to eat in New York. However, our recommendation is that you avoid these guides completely. Instead, it’s worth asking the locals. The locals always know the best places to eat and will happily point you in the right direction. If you do this, then you’ll find some hidden wonders that can’t be found on any of the guides.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key mistakes that you can make when you are planning a trip to New York and the steps that you should take instead.
*Post contributed by Kristen Gilbert, peer travel writer, and jet setter from the U.K.*