Solo Travel to NYC: Advice & Recommendations
June 8, 2012 7:57 AM Subscribe
Solo Travel filter: I'm traveling by myself for the first time to NYC July 4-8. Having never traveled by myself, I'm looking for tips and recommendations on the solo travel experience as well as solo activities that are relatively inexpensive or free.
posted by midnightstorms to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (21 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 29 year old recently single gay male and while I've traveled to NYC often, I've always stayed with family or friends. I'll be traveling by myself on July 4 - 8 and staying by myself for the first time which both excites me and makes me a bit nervous. What are some tips or things you learned during your own solo travels (to NYC or elsewhere) that you wish you'd thought of or situations that you wished you had prepared for ahead of time? Do you have specific advice for a first time solo vacationer that will make me facepalm because I didn't think of it myself?
I do plan to see friends who live in the city, however I want to be able to rely on myself for the majority of my entertainment vs roping my friends into playing tour guide for an evening or four. I plan to visit some of the parks (I love central park and the high line) and there are a few museums that have peaked my interest that I may want to visit. What are some things you enjoy doing by yourself in the city or lend themselves to being done solo?