The Not-Your-Average First Timer's Guide to New York City | ∘ re-pinned by: michaeljaimie ∘ #travel #adventure #inspiration ∘

Going to New York City for the first time is unquestionably overwhelming: the sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes, the feels. There’s so much to do in so little time. How will you fit in the Hudson Yards, Empire State Building, Central Park and all the bars, restaurants, and shops you’ve been IG stalking for ages? Ask anyone who’s been to NYC one time or someone who’s lived there for years, and you’ll be even more inundated with amazing recommendations and opinions about the “best” way to see the city. One thing is for sure: you definitely don’t want to get stuck in tourist traps where you’re packed like sardines and overpaying for everything in sight. Fret not for we’ve done the hard work for you of compiling the ultimate, not-so-average first timer’s guide to NYC. Reporter: Heather Ash