12 items to pack for your next trip to New York City - according to someone who recently moved here
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- New York City welcomes over 65 million visitors every year, making it one of the world's most popular travel destinations.
- Though the city is full of beautiful sights and fun things to do, there are plenty of unexpected situations that can get in the way of a seamless vacation.
- To help you prepare to make the most of your trip and circumvent the avoidable hiccups, we created a packing list of 12 helpful items to bring with you on your next visit to NYC.
In most movies, New York City is portrayed as a place full of glamorous people, beautiful park scenes, and picturesque skyscrapers. The movies don't lie, but what they fail to point out is that The Big Apple can come with some ... difficulties.Prior to making the move from Colorado to NYC, I had the same romanticized expectations as the 65 million travelers that ventured here in 2018. After getting lost with a dead phone battery, going through a box of band aids thanks to painful blisters, and barely avoiding the stampede of busy subway goers, I realized that not everything was as effortless as the movies made it out to be.
Avoiding these struggles entirely might not be totally realistic, but there are surefire ways to ensure that these small issues don't grow into larger problems that will ruin your trip. Come prepared with things like a change purse so you can easily act on your jumbo pretzel craving, or a nifty pocket hand sanitizer for sticky subway situations. There's no saying whether or not you'll run into too many unexpected annoyances, but you'll feel much better knowing that you've come to the city prepared.
We compiled a list of 12 items to add to your packing list if you're planning a trip to New York City. Our recommendations are based on all the possible hiccups you may face, offering preventative measures to keep your trip running smoothly.