Failing the Subway System

If you have never used a subway system in your life, chances are when you try to use it in New York, you will fail miserably. In fact some people that use one regularly can still be tricked by this subway system.Make sure to get ready to swipe your metrocard before you head up or down the stairs, purchase a seven day unlimited pass if you are planning on using it a lot and be wary of entirely empty cars.

Staying in Midtown

Do not, we repeat, do not stay in Midtown for your entire vacation. Sure we know that Times Square is exciting and loud and colorful and people love to spend time here, but don’t make it your vacation.if you want to avoid this mistake, try staying at a hotel outside of the area, for not only a much better price but a much more authentic New York experience.

Visiting the Statue of Liberty

Passes to go in must be bought months in advance and are incredibly hard to come by. We aren’t saying that you should miss viewing her completely; just don’t hop on a tourist boat to do it. Instead go view lady Liberty from Brooklyn.

Neglecting Brooklyn

Missing out on Brooklyn would be a tragedy for any visitor to New York, but most tourists seemingly reject the notion of visiting this borough.Let us be the first to tell you that the train ride here will be well worth your time. Brooklyn Bridge is worth the trip, offering great views of the Statue of Liberty..

Dinning in Familiar Restaurants

The number one mistake that tourists make in NYC is sticking with the familiar, especially in terms of eating and drinking. New York is such an expansive city that can be absolutely overwhelming when it comes to dining choices.You can discover incredible hidden gems all over the city. Plan on doing some research ahead of time and booking reservations in advance, that way forcing you to experience something different.

Waiting for Long lines

We have all seen the pictures, the terribly long lines to go up the Empire State Building, the tour buses that are jammed full of people and other attractions that take hours to get into. Remind us again why you are waiting in these lines?If you do want to visit the major attractions make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time in order to skip the lines. Research…..it’s really the key to this whole trip.