New York City is one of the largest epicenters of diverse culture and immense talent, concentrated into just one area. A trip to NYC can make for an exciting get away if you’re looking for an almost other worldly experience that could only be found in the city that never sleeps, or if you just want to see something new. However, NYC is incredibly dense and there a lot of unspoken colloquial rules that one must follow if you don’t plan on getting reprimanded by locals. There is a reason that the stereotype exists, you almost have to make a scene to get somebody’s attention. To ensure that you don’t wind up in a typically “tourist” situation, here a few tips that should get you in the right state of mind for NYC.
You have to be sure not to match the pace of your vacation with the general pace of the locals who are always zooming around trying to get from place to place. It’s easy to get caught up in the current of NYC and rush through sites and destinations. There are plenty of things to visit and you have all the time in the world, so take it slow. For instance, if you want to go see a Broadway play and you aren’t sure about the current show that is being performed, you should look up Broadway play reviews so that you don’t waste time on a show that you won’t particularly enjoy.
If you are trying to figure out where to go out and eat, it is essential that you ask a local. The people who natively inhabit NYC can offer you an incredible restaurant that even the most deeply researched travel guide won’t be aware of. Always ask locals if you are unsure on what to do or where to go, they know the city the most.