New York City is one of the best tourist locations to experience American culture and high energy city life. It is home to the best theater, food, and attractions that the United States has to offer. NYC is a great place to visit any time of year. The weather may be bitter cold during the winter months but there is still plenty of things to do while there. The cold does not stop a true new yorker. When preparing to visit the Big Apple, here are few tips to plan ahead to avoid the least amount of stress and the most amount of fun.


Save Up!

It is no secret the NYC is an expensive city to live in but it is just as expensive to visit. Many attractions cost money to visit. Whether it be a museum or a Broadway show, be prepared to not go to NYC on a tight budget. It will only make your trip frustrating when you have to choose what you want to do because you are so restricted on money. Save up an appropriate amount for what you would like to explore in the city.

Shopping, transportation, and even food seem overpriced to most foreigners. Those coming from Europe are used to museums and food to be relatively affordable but NYC is a bit different when it comes to expenses.


What to See

Of course, museums in New York are some of the best in the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an incredible museum take the time to see. With over 2 million pieces of art to see, you could spend an entire week observing each individual piece of art.

Times Square is the tourist hub of the city. The bright lights, billboards, and street vendors on every corner are the heart of city excitement. It is worth the experience but does not spend too much time in the square if you do not like being over stimulated with shoulder to shoulder people everywhere you turn.

Again, any person who enjoys out-of-the-box art must see the Modern Museum of Art. It is home to some of the most iconic pieces of art in modern culture. Van Gogh’s Starry Night resides in the MoMa as well as Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. The space itself is what draws most visitors. The museum’s modern architecture makes is quite visually appealing.

A final stop would be to learn about the history of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. This location is where millions of immigrants made their way to the United States.It is a beautiful part of history and some breathtaking moments inside the island.