Don't Let New York Break Your Heart
New York is easily one of the most popular places to visit in America. On average New York has 60 million visitors each year, eager to see the big apple. While you probably have a fair idea of what New York has to offer, there are a few things that you need to know before you book your trip and points to keep in mind when you are there. That way, you’ll definitely get the best experience possible when you visit this beautiful city and avoid some of the issues.
Broadway Is Expensive, But You Can Still Buy On The Door
If you’re desperate to see a Broadway show, you’ve probably already checked out the prices. Tickets for some shows can range in the thousands. Yes, despite being on stage for a number of years Hamilton is still as popular as ever, and second-hand tickets can sell for insane amounts of money. Other popular shows such as Wicked aren’t much better either and if you’re desperate to see Frozen or Harry Potter, plan to book in advance.
Or alternatively, head down on the night of a show. It’s not uncommon for people not to show up and miss out their seats. This means there are often at least a few tickets available right before the show for fairly modest prices. This might be the best way to get into the hottest Broadway Shows that most people aren’t aware of.
Bring A Credit Card
Nope, we’re not suggesting that you spend a fortune at places like Macy's. But you’ll definitely want to check out the incredible shops on 5th Avenue.
Jaywalking Is Illegal And Expensive
This is perhaps most shocking for UK visitors. In the UK, there’s really no such thing as jaywalking and no law against it. In New York, however, things are a little different. The fine for jaywalking can be up to $250. That could certainly eat into your spending money, couldn’t it? To avoid this fine just make sure that you are obeying the traffic laws. But don’t automatically assume a green man means it’s safe to cross. If you see the Rybak firm, you’ll find plenty of pedestrian injuries are caused by a taxi or even a tourist running a red light in the city.
Get A Tour Of Central Park
Lastly, if you are eager to see all the famous sights and movie settings around Central Park do make sure that you get a guide. Otherwise, you might find it’s difficult to find anything. The famous Friends fountain for instance, is only a couple of feet wide, causing most tourists to walk straight past it.
We hope this helps you make the most of your time in New York and dodge some of the troubles in the city that never sleeps.