It also hosts one of the world’s largest New Year’s Eve celebrations, but the rest of the year is also a great time to visit the “city that never sleeps.” Be sure to wander beyond downtown Manhattan to neighborhoods like Harlem and Brooklyn to learn even more about the area.
If you’re planning a trip to the city or just dreaming about it, we’ll show you what to know before you go!
Try looking for accommodation in the Financial District, the Upper West Side and even across the bridge in Brooklyn or Queens.
Also, cash comes in handy for those street hot dog stands.
Lyft and Uber are cheap options, as are airport shuttles.
But also consider how long it will take you to get into the city versus how much money you’ll be saving.
Cross body bag– Deter potential pickpockets by carrying around a cross body purse or messenger bag. I personally recommend Manhattan Portage bags, and not just because they’re made here!
Hand sanitizer or baby wipes– Between the railings in the subway, cab handles and everything in between, keep your hands clean with a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer or baby wipes.