It can seem overwhelming when planning a trip to New York, finding the best flights, hotels, getting a good deal on your dollars, so planning an entire itinerary may be the last thing on your mind. There is so much to do in New York that we struggled to visit everywhere we wanted to, even in 8 days. While we definitely recommend using a travel planning app such as UGotIt, bookmark some of these attractions on our hits list to help narrow down your must-sees.
How do you prepare for a trip to America? Buy a ticket and go? Think again. Our journey to America/Canada was not as easy as you think and required several bookings, visas, flights and Airbnb's. Whilst everyone assured me I would have an amazing time on my travels to America, no-one warned me of the extensive planning a trip to New York over New Year would be, or how many airports there are in the state. If you're planning a trip to different destinations within the USA and Canada then read on for our timeline of how we prepared for our break to New York and Toronto.
When I visited New York it wasn’t my first time in the city that never sleeps, I had previously visited on a school trip when I was 15, but visiting at my own leisure I had no idea how to even beginning planning such an immense trip. Whilst I knew what kind of things I would like to go and see, I didn’t know which attractions were close to each other, where I would eat and in what order was best to visit. This is where the UGotIt came in. A travel assistant which plans your trip whilst matching to your personality and preference via an AI assistant, UGotIt was a massive help in planning our dream trip.
There are THOUSANDS of restaurants and bars in New York, ranging in price, service and cuisine, so when it comes to that all important question at the end of the day of ‘where shall we eat’ this can soon descend into a hopeless argument which inevitably ends in Mcdonalds. We tried a range of restaurants and bars while in New York thanks to travelling with my cousin and New York citizen, we were able to find some hidden gems. If you’re looking for some inspiration for meals and drinks in New York read our recommendations!
With just under 63 million tourists visiting New York in 2017, the city that never sleeps is one of the most visited in the world. It’s unsurprising that queues for attractions are lengthy, tours are expensive and you can often feel unprepared. Read our guide to tour New York like a local, and boss being a tourist in the big apple.
New York is overloaded with history, culture and of course- people, as the city is home to over 8 and a half million people. One of the world's top destination for shopping and dining, New York is also a significant city for American history, immigration and the economy, while it is home to over 100 museums, Wall Street and the infamous Statue of Liberty/Ellis island. Read our quick guide on New York’s essential stats and whether the city that never sleeps is right for you.