Visiting the Big Apple? Below are a few tips to have you navigate the city like a pro.
Avoid the touristy spots. Sure, take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, photos in front of the ice rink at Rockefeller Center and the giant billboards at Times Square, then get out. Those places are a must see on a first time visit but there is so much more to the NYC.
Get a City Pass. If you are visiting for a short time, have recently moved here or just not sure of what to see, this is a way of saving money on New York’s top attraction. https://www.citypass.com/new-york
Alternatives to Liberty Island Ferry and Top of the Rock tickets. For only $2.75, the Roosevelt Island Tram is a good way to take in some aerial views of the city, if you don’t want to go to The Top of the Rock. Take the number 1 train to the South Ferry subway stop and ride the free Staten Island Ferry for great views of Lady Liberty.
Go to the Smorgasburg. This is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors. Smorgasburg is open every Saturday in Williamsburg, and Sunday in Prospect Park, 11AM-6PM. https://www.smorgasburg.com