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Planning Your Trip to New York City

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If you’ve ever been to New York City, then you know there are literally thousands of things to do there. If you’re planning a first or even second visit to the Big Apple, it can be daunting trying to decide where to go and what to see and how to get around. The first step to a successful trip is knowing where to find the information you’re looking for.

Theater

Everyone has their favorite show on Broadway, and almost anything you see will be superb, but how do you decide what show to spend your money on? In addition to what’s on Broadway, there are lesser known venues off Broadway that offer fantastic entertainment too. New York City Cabaret posts reviews of musicals, theater and variety shows so that you can make an informed choice.

Museums

With almost 150 museums in and around Manhattan, it’s nearly impossible to research all your options beyond the standard sites that everyone is familiar with. If you want to venture off the beaten path museum-wise, consider taking in a couple of specialty museums like the Ukrainian Museum or the AKC Museum of the Dog. You will not be disappointed.

Transportation

Getting around on the New York transit system can be daunting, but never fear, the Metropolitan Transit Authority provides bright colorful maps of every kind to help you find your way. The plethora of maps on the MTA website cover busses, trains and subways. There are also diagrams showing nighttime, weekend and special event stops. MTA has recently launched an app to bring all its helpful content, including arriving and delayed trains, right to your phone.

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One of the greatest things about New York City is that you can’t see it all, so there is always a reason to come back. Each trip can be organized a little differently to highlight the must-see places on your list for this trip.