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New York City Travel Guide

(Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2013)

(Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2013)

As daunting of a destination as New York City may seem, the Big Apple can be consumed both easily and in a cost-effective manner. Just take small bites.

There are countless itineraries one could follow when visiting the city. With that in mind, know what you want to see before hitting the streets.

As a starting point, it’s important to know the lay of the land and that New York City is comprised of five boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. While the city is massive, it can be, for the most part, traversed by subway or on foot, which is why good planning is crucial to a successful visit.

For starters, consider an MTA MetroCard, available in a number of options, including one-day and weeklong passes. Next, determine the must-see attractions, then consult a map or plug them into Google Maps, for example, and print out walking directions. Last, but not least, buy as many attraction tickets as possible in advance to avoid waiting long lines.

Don’t Miss Sights

Don’t Miss Eats

  • Carnegie Deli
  • The hot dog stand at the next corner

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