Tourist traps. Overtourism. Throngs of people. It’s not the experience most people dream of when they book a trip to the Big Apple. Hoping for a sample of culture, history and lip-smacking eats, visitors leave with a bad taste in their mouths. So how does a trip to the best city on Earth go wrong?
Most of the time, this is what happens:
You arrive to New York City, ready for fun and adventure. Seeing you marvel over the luminous skyscrapers, a bubbly salesperson approaches and sells you an organized tour package. “It’s the only way to see the best of New York!” she says.
Or, while planning your trip online, you see deals for hop-on, hop-off bus tours. By jumping on and off, you can pick and choose what to see in just a few hours.
And it sounds great! It’s economical and easy. You don’t have to worry about getting lost, doing research or missing out on cool stuff. Just sit back and let the bus explore.
However, as most seasoned travelers know, most of these ‘deals’ are anything but. Here are our 5 top reasons why: