Sunday, September 5, 2010

5 Tips for Planning Your Trip to New York


To plan for a trip in New York City, you should set your budget, plan the date ahead or time, decide your mode of transportation, decide where you are going to stay, and plan your itinerary.

New York City can be a fantastic place to go for a trip. The Big Apple’s collection of NY luxury hotels and famous landmarks is enough to make anyone feel glamorous and excited. Your stay can be all the more pleasant if you plan and prepare for it ahead of time. Here are a few tips on how to plan for a trip to New York City.


Set your budget

Setting a budget will help you choose what hotel to book, how to get to New York and many other essential decisions for the trip. Having a budget in mind will also keep you from overspending.


Plan the date ahead

Planning when to stay in New York City will give you an idea of what you can expect from the trip. New York City has a lot to offer in terms of attractions and tourist spots but the experience might be different depending on the season you are traveling. During winter, for instance, you can try holiday shopping in New York City and experience the height of the holiday season if you don’t mind the cold. When you plan to spend the majority of your vacation outdoors and don't want to deal with the summer heat, spring might be the best time to go. Just keep in mind that occasional rain showers are still to be expected. If you are looking for free events in the city, summer is packed with fun activities and performances, But you have to consider the heat. Fall gives tourists the chance to see the famed Village Halloween parade, but special offers and discounts are generally hard to find during this time of the year. Knowing the season you are traveling will also give you an idea of what items you must bring along.


Decide your mode of transportation

You can ensure the convenience of your trip to the city if you choose your means of travel properly. Trains, buses, planes and cars are readily available to transport tourists into the lively city of New York. By deciding your mode of transportation ahead of time, you can have an idea of how much you are going to spend.


Decide where you are going to stay

New York City has a wide selection of hotels to suit a variety of tastes- from the most luxurious five star hotels to the cozier budget hotels. Search around the internet or ask referrals from friends about accommodation suggestions that will suit your budget.


Plan your itinerary

New York City has numerous attractions and places that you can visit. List the attractions you want to visit and allot respective time frames for each place so you can get the most out of your stay and not get stuck in one place. This will also give you an idea of how much you are going to spend for your stay. Plan your travel routes well. Maybe you can save on travel time and money by stopping in one convenient area where several attractions are close to one another.


  1. all great tips, especially the part about budgeting. very necessary in NY.

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  2. Brilliant post, very well written and informative.

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  3. Great tips! My dad should have used these tips when we went to NYC ten years ago! Haha!

    I hope you had a fab weekend! xo

  4. There is so much to see and do in New York that it really rates more than one visit, or perhaps a very long stay, to do justice to the many interesting attractions.


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