Navigating Manhattan can be extremely stressful, especially during the holiday times! Times Square, Union Square and more can be such a hassle to get through, that utilizing any sort of technology to help you along your path can be very beneficial. Luckily, we have found five great apps that will help you with all your navigating needs this holiday season!
Take a look at the apps we think will make navigating Manhattan a ton easier now that we are in the full swing of the holiday season!
Picking Hotel and Restaurant Locations– NYC has a plethora of hotels and restaurants to choose from! It is important to find a local establishment that is in the vicinity of where you would like to be. Don’t splurge for the Times Square hotel, but try something a few streets down. Do not fret, this is NYC! Shopping and restaurants are on every block. To help pick a good restaurant or hotel, check out the app, Get Been which reviews local establishments your friends and family have been to, giving you a trusted, reliable opinion.
Make Reservations ASAP– Once you find a quaint hotel and restaurant to dine at, make reservations ASAP! Things can book up quickly this time of year and you don’t want to miss out. A helpful tool is Nowait, an app that lets you see current wait times for nearby places to eat!
Plan out your days– Visitors always underestimate the size of NYC. While it can be tough to plan out your day, try to create an itinerary. Grouping activities together including shopping, shows, sightseeing etc. that are near each other or walking distance can help cut down unexpected delays (subway, crowds, etc.) Download Moovit, the free transit directions app, which helps any visitor navigate the intimidating subway system. The app gives directions, live delays and comments.
Shows, shows and more shows!– Forgot to book tickets for a show? All of the shows sold out for the time you want to go? Check out the app TodayTix. As the highest rated ticketing app, TodayTix gives users last minute broadway and theater tickets at a discounted price.
Layers and Weather– Weather is always tricky, regardless of where you are! One minute you can be sweating, the next freezing. Always wear layers, and check out the weather before heading outside. Before you set out on your adventure, download a weather app that gives live updates on what’s going on outside. Accuweather is that app!