New York is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. One of the reasons is that it is a place that represent diversity. The population of New York City consists of people from different races and communities. There are also many popular landmarks you can visit when you travel to New York. Many people ask if New York is safe for solo travelers. It is relatively safe from international travelers and solo travelers. and you can make the most of your trip to New York city, with these following tips:
Pack something comfortable to wear and use
When preparing what to pack for your solo trip to New York city, you don’t necessarily have to bring many things. Just pack items that will be essentials for you. As for clothes, pack something comfortable to wear. Also, pack a pair of comfortable shoes to walk around the city, a camera, and enough money for small expenses such as buying drinks and snacks, or paying a taxi.
Blend in with the locals
You don’t have to act like a tourist when visiting New York. You can freely be yourself and blend in with the locals. Simply catch a train, walk in the streets, enjoy your time exploring the city to your heart’s content. you can visit a restaurant that is the locals’ favorite instead of dining in at Time Square. Show confident attitude but stay respectful to to others. No one will bat an eyelash even if you dress so casually.
Book a room at mid-range hotel dor your stay
Booking a room in one of hotels in New York can be pricey. Hence, there is no really benefit for you to spend extra money to book a luxurious hotel room if you can stay comfortably at mid-range hotel. For solo travelers, it is relatively to book a room in one of the hotels in this city. Also, mid-range hotels are not so bad. Most of them have restaurants offering great views of the city you can enjoy.
Do not be afraid to talk to people
Many people think that New Yorkers are not friendly but that is not entirely true. Most New Yorkers are friendly. They just look so busy with their activities, making them look oblivious to their surroundings. However, the locals are friendly in general. You can talk to the people you meet while enjoying your meal at a restaurant. Or, talk to people you meet at parking lot, in the taxi, etc. However, avoid giving private and personal information no mater how friendly the others are.
Explore the place
There are many places you can go to in New York. Do not be afraid to get lost. Prepare your Google Maps to explore the place from the downtown to the uptown parts. It is best if you make itinerary in advance so you know where to go when you are in New York. If you find yourself getting lost in such a shady place, remove yourself and find a place with people around.