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The best deals on flights to New York at affordable rates are found during the months of May and September. It is advisable to organize your holiday well in advance in order to find cheap flight offers to New York from the airlines. In general, the best opportunities for low cost flights to New York can be found by searching the sites online of the airlines avoiding intermediaries in order to be sure to pay the lowest price without the due agency commissions. The airports in to land in New York are John F Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty Airport. The Newark Liberty Airport is located in New Jersey 16 kilometers from Manhattan therefore to reach the center of New York is needed take the train with monorail system.
Among the first advices it is recommended to check the validity of the passport, the entry visa or the ESTA Electronic System for Travel Authorization and obtain travel insurance, even if it is not mandatory, it is recommended as the health system includes hospital facilities and private-type health services, the costs of which can also be very high in case of need of medical treatment. The electronic passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of the return flight ticket. To obtain ESTA, it is necessary to apply online from the official website at least 72 hours before departure. After obtaining the authorization, it must be printed and brought with you. The ESTA costs 21 dollars and a duration of 2 years and allows you to enter the United States without a visa for up to 90 days.
The choice of the hotel where to stay in New York depends on the various personal needs and the proximity of the chosen attractions to visit so that they can be reached very easily gaining time during the short stay in New York. It is possible to book an overnight stay in the hotel well in advance get discounts of up to 50% by paying after arrival at the hotel. In hotels normally the time of entry is between 14 and 15 and that of departure between 10 and 12. as regards the costs of the hotel it depends a lot on the choice of the area. Prices for accommodation in Manhattan and Brooklyn are higher than the Bronx and the Queens. In Manhattan the best areas are the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, East Village. However, it is advisable to search for the best offer for booking by consulting the site Booking

If the distances to travel are not enormous, the best way to get around New York is to walk while admiring the structures of the metropolis. Otherwise the Metro works 24 hours a day and by purchasing the unlimited Metro Card, a weekly pass, you can use the metro and bus unlimitedly for 7 days. Taxis are comfortable but expensive. The New York subway has 26 lines, all named with letters or numbers. The New York MetroCard can be purchased at any subway station. If you want to use the bus without having to go to the metro, the MetroCard can be bought in the tourist offices.
Shopping and tipping
In New York, credit cards are accepted everywhere and you can pay comfortably inside shops and restaurants, therefore bring little cash in tow on the occasion of the trip. ATMs are very common, as a result you can withdraw directly when needed.
Local taxes must be added to the prices displayed in shops and restaurants, which in New York are 9%. At the restaurant, in the taxis, at the guides, in general at all services it is customary to leave a tip between 15 and 20% of the total.

While staying in New York you can use many free wi-fi connections scattered around the city, as well as those always present and active in the hotels where you stay. In areas with no wi-fi signal, it is advisable to equip yourself a prepaid SIM from an American telephone company in order to use telephone services e web connections at favorable prices, among the most convenient and reliable we mention AT&T and T-Mobile, in in particular, T-Mobile offers rechargeable disposable Sims for tourists at a cost of around $30.

Care should be taken in neighborhoods around Brooklyn such as the Bronx and Queens, where some danger can be encountered but, in practice, these are areas far from the main points of tourist interest. In the main areas where the attractions of New York are located, there is no risk related to local crime rate. For advices on your safety, it is advisable not to leave goods unattended in places crowded places, such as public transport, airports, stations, restaurants, shops, banks, department stores, beaches, pools. Pay for meals in restaurants in cash to avoid the risk of having your credit card cloned. Avoid isolated and poorly lit places, In the car, do not leave bags or luggage in sight inside the vehicle, valuables, cameras, mobile phones, navigators.

The bus and metro operate 24 hours a day, not all stations are operational at night. There are two types of trains in New York, the express and regular. Express trains do not stop at all stations, are much faster and usually travel long distances. The frequency of trains is between 2 and 5 minutes during peak hours, between 5 and 10 minutes at noon and between 5 and 15 until 24. From midnight to 6:30 the frequency is one train every 20 minutes.
The name of the bus lines consists of a number and a letter. The letter indicates the district it belongs to, Manhattan (M), Brooklyn (B), Queens (Q), Bronx (Bx) and Staten Island (S). New York buses run 24 hours a day, after 10pm and until 5am, upon request the driver will be able to drop you off at the preferred place on the route.
In Manhattan it is not recommended to rent a car, traffic jams are the order of the day and i paid parking is expensive.

When purchasing in stores or when making other credit or debit card payments, ask for the payment in local currency (Dollars), in this way you will pay fewer exchange commissions, as your bank will carry out the operation and not other intermediaries.

During your stay in New York in the summer season and on very hot days, it is advisable to bring something along with you a light sweater or jacket to cover yourself when you enter shops, hotels, the subway or other places with air conditioning, this is because in New York it is customary to keep the temperature low compared to the outside. There are many cases of holidays ruined due to fever, sore throat, colds or bronchitis. To avoid getting wet due to sudden thunderstorms while visiting attractions, it is recommended to keep on hand a K wei or a rain jacket.

Among other useful advices, remember to equip yourself with a universal adapter to recharge smartphones, use the hair dryer and other necessities, since in New York the voltage is 115-120V against the 220V in Europe and the electricity socket used has two outlets parallel lamellar type.

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