Deciding to take the family to the New York City can be an exciting decision to make. There are many sights to see and activities in the city that suit any personality. However, because the city is so large, your trip can be overwhelming and stressful if you don't use the following tips.
Double Check Your Hotel Address
You might have booked your hotel months before your trip; when you finally arrive, you may think you'll just jot down the name of the hotel and their telephone number without paying attention to the address. This can be a real mistake. You might not know this, but many of the larger hotel chains in the city have a number of properties on the island of Manhattan. You might end up going to one hotel without realizing that the hotel you need is in fact across town.
To avoid this kind of problem, take the time to write down the street address of the specific property you are trying to go to. That way, when you get into a cab at the airport or take a train, you can be sure you're going in the right direction.
Plan Out Visits To Tourist Attractions
Any trip to New York City presents a great number of tourist attractions. You and your family might have a list of places you want to see, but it is vital that you sit down and do some research so that you can get to everything you want to see. It may be a surprise to you, for instance, that the museum you are hoping to visit has three floors so you'll have to block out more time to see each floor. The botanical garden you want to see might be across town from the restaurant you want to go to, which means you might want to plan stops along the way instead of zig-zagging all around town and spending most of the day traveling.
Refill Your Prescriptions
While there are many drugstores and pharmacies in New York City--there might even be one in your hotel--it is often easier for you to refill any medication prescriptions before you leave your home. Calling your doctor and heading to your local pharmacy for a refill will allow you to have additional medicine if you need it right away without taking up precious activity time.
Now that you have a clearer understanding of what you can do to better get ready for your trip to New York City, start making preparations. For more help, talk with a travel agent who has experience planning trips in the city.