Are you contemplating a solo vacation this year? You can’t beat New York City. This is the most amazing place on earth. It doesn’t matter if you’ve traveled before or if you’re brand new to the concept of solo travel. A place like New York is ideal for both types of travelers. A solo trip to the City of New York is a no-brainer because of the city’s abundance of year-round cultural events, hip coffee shops in every neighborhood, diverse communities with something to offer everyone, and affordable public transit. Do you wish to initiate the trip preparation process? Check out our solo traveler’s guide to New York City and prepare for your upcoming trip. Who knows maybe you decide to stay here forever. Many people moved after just one trip to NYC. After all, this is a place of opportunities. Maybe there is one for you as well.
Let’s start easy, with the parks
On your trip to New York City, why not visit Bryant Park, Battery Park, and Central Park? The best things about a solo trip to New York are the city’s many free outdoor attractions. Visit any of these stunning outdoor areas during the day to people-watch while snacking on an inexpensive hotdog or pretzels from a nearby concession stand. They’re ideal for getting away from it all after experiencing the hustle and bustle of city life. They call it the concrete jungle, but you can still find some ways to enjoy nature in NYC. That’s why we had to mention parks in our guide to New York City. Long Island also has some amazing parks!
Pick a neighborhood!
Every neighborhood in New York City has its own unique character, from the Lower East Side to the West Village, Flushing, the Upper West Side to Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea to DUMBO to Bushwick. All of New York’s major neighborhoods are easily reachable by subway and therefore are hospitable to pedestrians. Invest a half-day in exploring a variety of them to choose which you prefer. If you are just visiting you can choose one neighborhood and enjoy it completely and the next time you come to visit you can pick another one and do the same. This is the best approach.
Obviously, if you decide to move here you will have to do a lot more like make a plan for downsizing, find storage, call NYC Mini Storage, and handle the relocation. But there are people who can help you with this task. We need to continue our little guide to New York City.
Something for bookworms – New York City Library
When surrounded by so many books, how can you possibly feel isolated? The New York City Library, conveniently located next to Bryant Park, is open to the public for free, has free WiFi, and hosts numerous activities year-round. Bookworms from all over the world are coming here. Singles love NYC and books and the library is just part of the romantic charm!
Bring comfortable shoes
Exploring on foot in New York City is an experience unto itself, especially in the more populated boroughs like Brooklyn and Manhattan. In fact, Manhattan is quite easy to get around because it was laid out in a grid. If you’ve got 10 minutes, you can walk from 34th Street to 22nd Street. If you’re going to be exploring New York City on your own, it’s probably best to stay in Manhattan rather than one of the other boroughs. This bustling borough has a population of about 1.6 million, but due to the island’s many commuters, can have as many as four million people on its streets at any given time. If you are shopping here, make sure to do it sustainably. We have to be more careful even though shopping is the most fun thing in NYC.
NYC has the most amazing museums
Every culture vulture should visit the recently restored Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The Whitney Museum is a great way to spend a day on your own in New York City, what with its large halls and rooftop café and bar (they provide free exhibit tours every day from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Going to the open Chelsea art galleries is a great way to meet interesting individuals if you have a passion for modern and contemporary art.
There is always something to do in this city at night, from intimate comedy clubs to outdoor and indoor live music concerts across the city to the opening of what seems like a new hip bar every night. Get in line to receive free tickets to the Sunday night show at UCB Theater, and you’re sure to strike up conversations with other comedy enthusiasts while you wait. MacDougall Street in the famous Greenwich Village is home to some of New York City’s finest night stand-up clubs. You may spend your whole evening there since there are numerous restaurants and bars in the vicinity.
Breakfast is happening on its own in NYC!
Getting a bagel and coffee from a food kiosk is one of the favorite things to do when having breakfast in New York because it’s inexpensive and convenient. You can get a cheap breakfast for $5 at any of the countless cafes that dot the city. In New York, the individuals who work at food stands are among travelers’ favorites to chat with, and people often stop by just to grab a coffee on a whim. Instead of spending all your hard-earned travel money on expensive restaurants, we suggest stopping by a Trader Joe’s for some inexpensive, quick snacks so you can continue exploring New York. Bring your groceries straight to your accommodation or hotel and store them in the refrigerator for later use. This is it from us in this little guide to New York City. Hopefully, you will have a blast there just as much as we did!