New York City (NYC) goes by many names. "The Big Apple", "The City That Never Sleeps" and my personal favourite, "Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of" are just three examples, and when you think of NYC, you think of Times Square, Madison Gardens, George Washington Bridge and the ever iconic Statue of Liberty, an icon of freedom and a welcoming beckoning to all who visit New York.
New York City is a dream destination for many travellers but in 2020, this dream destination can be a reality. Want to find out why? Read on!
While travelling is often seen as a glamorous and carefree activity, the reality is that the actual trip itself is just the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the surface, travelling can be a stressful activity to plan for. People have different concerns when it comes to travelling and examples can include the expenses, the planning, the itinerary and even the language barrier. Thankfully, an up and coming update to the NYCGO website will soon eradicate any fears and doubts from travel planning, which is especially great for a worry wart like myself.
Before the trip, the number one headache would be the planning and the itinerary. Investing your hard earned cash into this dream travel experience, it's understandable that you'd want to milk the most value from this trip to get your money's worth, so you end up stressing yourself on creating the perfect itinerary and trying to anticipate minor hiccups to ensure that you don't end up wasting the precious time you have in New York.
The coming update on the website consists of a personalization hub and one of the features include an official guide for everything and anything you wouldn't want to miss out on in New York. If you love landmarks, there's the Statue of Liberty. If you love art, there's the Lincoln Center of Performing Arts. If you love reading, there's the Public Library, which is the largest repository western civilisation books/10,000 periodicals per month! The list simply goes on and on. Browse the guide and customize a curated itinerary just for yourself! No more googling "best places to visit in New York" and hoping for the best. Now, all you have to do is hop on the website and you gain access to a huge depository of places in visit in New York; even the underated and less mainstream ones for all you hipsters out there! Just "favourite" the destinations that catch your attention.
Besides giving you a list of places to choose from, the hub also helps you plan your visit and navigate your destination. For such a big city, it's incredibly easy to get caught up in the waves of crowds and end up lost in the sea of people from all walks of life. The subway system can be foreign if you're a first time traveller and if you have a language barrier, attempting to ask someone for directions can be intimidating and a loss of precious time. It would be great if all you got to do was get on the right train, but you'd also have to worry about transfers and finding the right exits of the subway. Fret not, because now, all you got to do is refer to the website!
Not to worry for those who aren't fluent in English, the website provides content in different languages, including German, Spanish, French and many more!
Finally, I saved the best for last. NYC & Company has partnered with tour operators and airlines to offer packages and discounted rates on flight deals to New York City! However, this is applicable only in the first quarter of 2020 so if you've always wanted to visit New York City, 2020 is the absolute best time to go. You only miss the chances you don't take. Explore the five boroughs that make up New York City: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island and enjoy what they have to offer!
What exactly is it that they offer, you ask? Refer to the website!