Travel guide to New York

George C By George C, 27th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Visiting the Big Apple translates to loads of fun, but there is a lot of planning that goes into it.

Travel guide to New York

Visiting the Big Apple translates to loads of fun, but there is a lot of planning that goes into it. Visitors need to work around essential information about transport, weather, events, attractions, geography and even trivial details such as how to wave a taxi. It goes without saying, a well-planned trip is more enjoyable.


New York City is comprised of five boroughs. Its avenues and streets run in distinct directions; avenues typically run north and south whereas streets flow east and west. One-way thoroughfares complement them.

Manhattan can be quite confusing for first-time visitors, and you might need the services of a tour guide or a good GPS device. Brooklyn and Queens form part of the Long Island, while the Bronx is geographically attached to the United States mainland. There are ferries, bridges and tunnels connecting the islands.


NYC is served by an efficient transport system and traversing its five boroughs is a breeze. Tourist information centers provide detailed tips about airports, subways, buses, taxis and ferries. To use the subway and buses, you need a MetroCard sold at subway stations. Taking the city experts double-decker bus, helicopter or boat leads to memorable experiences.

Events and Attractions

New York City’s entertainment scene is vibrant and guaranteed to offer discerning visitors riveting moments. The city is abuzz with a variety of events throughout the year. New York boasts some high profile landmarks and attractions. These include the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, among others. The list of must-see attractions is almost endless.

Experiencing NYC from a waterway taxi (ferry) is amazing. These aquatic hop-on and hop-off shuttles are available between points in Manhattan, New Jersey and the harbor. The skyline views are both refreshing and stunning.


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author avatar Sherri Granato
28th Apr 2015 (#)

Good tips. I am planning on a trip to Lily Dale this summer.

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