Traveling from Florida to NYC for the First Time? These are Your Itinerary Musts

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New York City is known as the concrete jungle, the city where dreams are made of, and a variety of other nicknames given by locals and long-time visitors. It’s a bustling city full of exciting cuisines, tall skyscrapers, and some of the best entertainment in the country.

With its seasonal weather, it offers a contrast to Florida’s primarily sunny skies and warm temperatures. Many Floridians love traveling to the city during the spring and fall seasons and millions are recorded as tourists every year.

If you’re thinking of making a trip to the Big Apple, we recommend putting together a list of your must-see attractions and activities so you can hit the ground running. We’ve put together a list of our own to help you get started.

Explore the Theater District

New York City is famous for its renowned theater district, including the iconic Broadway shows that line many of the city’s downtown streets. Theater in NYC is a unique blend of big-name productions like Wicked and Phantom of the Opera to off-broadway productions featuring talented up-and-coming actors.

If you’re unsure where to even begin, there are plenty of online resources to explore before booking your trip. Streaming platforms like Broadstream offer unique series like Mick’s Picks which highlight shows around the city from the perspective of a theater enthusiast and often a working theater actor. Resources like these can help you explore new content and find shows you may not have been able to find otherwise.

Go on a Food Tour

You won’t find a city with as many diverse food and beverage options as NYC. Whether you’re on the Upper West Side or south in Chinatown, there is truly something for everyone — but in such a big city choosing where to eat can feel overwhelming.

To make the process easier and more enjoyable, consider booking a group food tour. There are plenty of different tour groups throughout the city so you can select the one that fits your trip and budget. This way, you get to sample some of the city’s best and most unique food without the stress of planning the itinerary yourselves.

Check Out Hidden Speakeasies

Throughout the city, if you search hard enough, you’ll find some of the most unique hidden bars in the world. Speakeasies were the best-kept secrets during the prohibition era and were an escape from the alcohol bans sweeping the country. Today, NYC still offers the speakeasy experience in various boroughs throughout the city. With a little research, you can feel like you’re back in the 20s and 30s.

Visit Old Bookstores

If you’re an avid reader, there’s no better place to find literary treasures than NYC. Whether you’re roaming the streets of Soho or you’ve crossed the bridge over to Brooklyn, you’ll find a wide selection of unique bookstores that offer one-off or rare books that you can’t find at chain stores. Make a list of bookstores to check out during your trip and we bet you’ll find several treasures to take home.

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