Visiting New York City

Visiting New York City

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The United States of America’s most populous city is not just an epitome of modern living.

As they would say, New York is where dreams are made of. This manifests on some of the city’s iconic places to go such as the Empire State Building and the Grand Central Terminal. And as one would say, I’m in a New York state of mind. This manifest on some of the city’s iconic things to do such as museum hopping in over 10 institutions and bicycle riding in over 10 parks.

That being said, here are some tips for you:

Pack light.

The reason for this is quite simple. New York is best known for being too crowded, even during off-peak hours. Thus, you need to pack light. This is not just for you to fully see and roam around the place without getting tired easily, but also for you to experience and roam around the place without getting pained easily, due to your injured back.

Bring snacks.

Let’s face it. Most people travel on a budget. In order to stay consistent with this decision of yours upon planning to visit New York City, you must now pay back the amount you owe to that person via another person. So, how can you enjoy visiting New York with this kind of problem? Well, there’s only one thing left to do – and that is, to bring snacks to save up on costs and other fees required from you.

BONUS: Go for accessible.

And by this, it means going for hotels near New York subway stations. And by this, it also means going for hotels near New York tourist attractions.

How about you?

Do you have any other tips when visiting New York, especially for those who have yet to visit?

Let us know in the comments section below!

The Best Places to Visit in NYC for Book Lovers

The Best Places to Visit in NYC for Book Lovers

New York City boasts of numerous bookish attractions. Book lovers will have no trouble finding a literary spot to explore in the city. From awe-inspiring libraries to charming bookshops, here are some of the best places to go for some book-themed adventures in NYC.

Hotel Chelsea
Hotel Chelsea
Hotel Chelsea is a historic New York City landmark that dates back to 1883. It is best known for being home to many notable residents at some point. Some of the famous literary artists who have stayed there include Arthur C. Clarke, Charles Bukowski, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Twain, and Simone de Beauvoir among many others.

Housing Works Bookstore Café
Housing Works Bookstore Café
Housing Works Bookstore Café is not only a great place to go shopping for books or enjoy a relaxing meal or snacks. It also provides an opportunity for visitors to support a good cause. What makes this bookstore café stand out is it has a staff of volunteers. What is even more impressive is that all its profits go to Housing Works which works on advocacies like AIDS and housing for the homeless.

Library Hotel
Library Hotel is a luxury hotel that features rooms that boast of an impressive collection of books.
Each floor is devoted to one of the categories of the Dewey Decimal System. The eighth floor is dedicated to Literature with each room having its own collection of books like Fairy Tales, Mystery, and Poetry among others. The hotel also features a Reading Room and a Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden.

Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare Garden Central Park
Central Park boasts of at least two literary attractions – the Literary Walk and Shakespeare Garden. The latter is a sprawling garden that features a wide array of flowers and numerous plaques that feature some of Shakespeare’s best known lines.

Strand Bookstore
Strand Bookstore
The Strand Bookstore is a popular attraction in NYC for book lovers and the curious alike. It houses a mindboggling array of new, second-hand, and rare books not to mention some out-of-print titles.

The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum houses an impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and other works owned by J.P. Morgan. It dates back to 1906 and became public in the early 1920’s. It also serves as an academic research center.

The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in the world and a popular destination not just for literature lovers visiting the city. It boasts of a collection of over 50 million books and other works.