Transportation in New York for British Visitors
If you are fortunate enough to be heading to New York then you have some very exciting times ahead. The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle are just a few of the names that NYC has adopted. The tourist options are endless and the restaurants, bars and cafes are some of the best in the world.
There are so many must-do tourist attractions in New York that you would need to be visiting for several weeks to fit them all in. The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, The Top of the Rock, 911 Memorial and Museum and MoMA are just a few of the many attractions.
Getting around New York can be done in a number of different ways – the Subway system is the most popular form of public transport with stations on most street corners. There are also the famous yellow taxi cabs that you can easily hail from any busy area of the city.
However, if you really want to take in all of the sights and not have to worry about the logistics of how you are going to get around the different parts of New York to see everything then you might want to consider getting a New York Pass.
Many tourists buy a New York Pass because it bundles all of the essential things that you want to see and do in together at a reduced price. For example, when you purchase the pass you will get access to all of the attractions we listed above as well as places like Madame Tussauds, the Circle Line cruises, Central Park bike tours and a long list of other attractions.
Perhaps even more important is the Hop on Hop off Bus Tour that basically takes you around all of the big attractions. This means you won’t need to worry about which Subway station you need to get on and off at, or about buying a ticket each time you get on. The New York Pass can save you considerable money on both the attractions’ ticket prices and also for your transportation around the city.
The added bonus of using a New York Pass is that it is an open-top bus so you actually get to see all areas of the city that you are driving through, whereas if you are on the Subway you won’t see any of the sights because you are underground!
Of course you should also take a walk around Times Square and if you get the chance, you could watch a show on Broadway, as this regarded as the best place in the world to see a show. The Hop on Hop off Bus will also be able to take you to these places so that you don’t have to worry about arranging your own passport, providing that you time your trip at the same times that the buses are running. You can check the timetable before you buy the pass to check it covers all that you need.
Remember that if you are travelling to the US, you will require some form of visa such as an ESTA to grant your travel authorization.