What are Some of the Oft-overlooked Tips for a First-time NYC Visitor – If this is your first time visiting NYC, it would be totally understandable that you want to walk everywhere whenever you deem possible. You might not want to miss out on the many scenes the neighborhoods are offering you’re in NYC to document everything you stumble upon for all you know. Or maybe you are thinking that walking is a much more affordable means of commuting around NYC, which is true but only partially. A labyrinthine metropolitan setting lined with urban jungle, NYC might drain you of what little energy you have and before long you might find your first day in NYC the worst experience ever. It’s best to rely on the public transit or the subway. They are affordable and you might need to walk a bit to reach them so you can still save more while burning calories.
Times Square is on everyone’s NYC itinerary, that’s a given. You’re forgiven for having included this one spot on your list of must-visit places. However, you also need to know that Times Square is a figurative gigantic magnet that draws in everything bad about NYC: ridiculously over the top restaurant chains, illogically overpriced things, and the worst of it all the crowds. At all cost, avoid Times Square during the day and busy hours. At night, however, this location is well-lit, enough to make it bright so that your photos will be taken in a lot better quality with an atmosphere that is otherwise quite impossible to capture during the day.
As for meals, stick to restaurants with an A rating from the NYC heath department. If you happen to come across a restaurant and it does not bear that A rating, don’t think twice. Leave the premise right away. A restaurant without such a rating only amounts to a place without a clean kitchen. The absence of clean kitchen only means danger to your health by the end of the day. Street food is a different story. Ratings are not applicable to street food vendors so you might want to rely on your best judgment in this case. You should try everything out while you are in NYC. Even the can surprise you with their offerings, enough to keep you coming back to it. Don’t think you need to eat in a fancy place but give something else a chanceùthat is of course unless you have the budget.