15 Things You Should Avoid While Visiting New York City
The city that never sleeps is on the bucket list of every world traveler. And it should be. Visiting is worth the time and money, especially before NYC sinks. Storm surges or rises in sea levels of 6 feet would submerge low-lying parts of the Hudson River valley and much of the southern shore of Long Island.[slideshow:93425]
From Times Square to Broadway and Central Park, and maybe even the recent presidential election, New York City is one of the best known places on the planet. The number of activities for the young and old grows every day. The tourism industry is thriving – 2013 was a record year with 54.3 million visitors generating close to $60 billion.
The Big Apple has a reputation of being very expensive. This is certainly true if you don’t know what you’re doing. You can replace the stereotypical experience with more authentic adventures. You are still going to be on a boat, see Lady Liberty, and eat great food.
You don’t have to feel overwhelmed with the surplus of tourist sights, attractions, museums, shows, shops, and activities. Don’t spend your well-deserved time off going to the wrong places or spending money you can save.
Don’t become a statistic by making common mistakes you’ll most likely regret later.