New York City is sometimes called the “Capital of the World,” and as brash and boastful as that may sound, it’s not far from the truth. It’s a city that most people love, many people hate, and it’s pretty easy to make a case for either side. But similar to London and Paris, you have to check it out for yourself and form your own opinion. This is a compulsory destination for anyone who considers themself a traveler, and it’s hard to find people who regret their visit, even if they didn’t have the greatest time of their life.
There are three airports serving New York City, with JFK being the largest and having the most international traffic by far. Flights to New York are one of the few things about your visit that isn’t likely to break the bank. Nearly every airline you’ve ever heard of serves NYC so that competition helps keep prices reasonable. There are even a few low-cost carriers flying into New York, and they don’t always show up in search engines so click on the link below for more information.
If you are going up and down the East Coast, you might wonder what the best method for the journey is. You’ve got quite a few options no matter what, so you might want to check out our advice on getting from Miami to New York, and it works the other way around too if you are headed to Florida after your Big Apple stay.
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This advice is short: Don’t do it. Actually, before or after your visit to the city itself you can and should rent a car to see some of the other interesting things in this part of the country, but by all means don’t rent a car while you are visiting the city itself. Click on the link below for more information about cheap car rentals and good trips out of town.
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New York City has a relatively cheap and reliable public transportation system, which is great for visitors as long as you know the basics. It’s also one of the very few in the world that runs that same system (although not at the same frequency) 24 hours a day. The subways in particular can be a bit intimidating at first. Check out the link below for important details.
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At least once you have to ride a New York City taxi. There are times of the day or night that they are a sensible alternative to the public transportation, and they are often a thrill-ride on top of that. It’s very rare to find a NYC taxi driver whose first language was English, and that bit of exoticness is yet another appeal of these yellow bullets that dominate traffic all over Manhattan.
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Food & drink
New York City is truly one of the most interesting and best food cities in the world. Sure, there are a few dozen Michelin-star recipients in the city, but there is also ethnic food from nearly every corner of earth, and much of it is quite reasonably priced.
And drinking cities don’t get much better than this either. Instead of having a few huge places in the strip mall on the edge of town like most American cities, New York City has a small pub, bar, or tavern on nearly every corner. These places ooze personality, especially the old-school places found all over town. The fact that no one needs to drive home makes it all that much sweeter.
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