The Beginners Guide to Halloween 2013 in New York City
September is drawing to close and we all know what comes next: October! The month of the scariest holiday ever created… Halloween. This year, get out of your town and head to New York City for Halloween 2013 and a spooky great time. It’s not as wild and crazy as say, Las Vegas, but Halloween 2013 in New York City is sure to be one to go down in the history books!
For first timers visiting the Big Apple for Halloween, there are several things you’ll definitely want to keep in mind during your trip. Here is the beginner’s guide to Halloween 2013 in New York City!
See the sights.
It’s no secret that New York City has plenty of beautiful architecture and historic landmarks to visit. When you’re in the city for Halloween 2013, go ahead and visit as many as you can with a bus tour from a company like Gray Line New York! If you have a ton of sights you want to see, there are definitely ways you can save money on seeing them all. Which leads us to…
Bundle your sightseeing adventure to save cash.
Certain companies like Smart Destinations offer bundled tourist packages that include tickets to the top attractions in each city, or whatever sights you want to see in New York City this year. When you go to the Big Apple for Halloween, do yourself a favor and get a bundled excursion from Smart Destinations.
Go to Greenwich Village on Halloween day.
Greenwich Village is where the party is popping for Halloween 2013! Over 35,000 paraders descend on Greenwich each year for a block party that no one will ever forget. New York’s Village Halloween Party also features plenty of live music so there’s absolutely no chance that you won’t be entertained this Halloween.
Research plenty beforehand.
Especially if it’s your first trip to NYC! New York City is a huge place with tall, intimidating buildings and little forestation, so it’s very easy to get disoriented, lost and scared. Which, given that it’s Halloween, is actually kind of appropriate. Still, avoid the hassle of being lost in massive New York City by researching the areas you will be and the bars/sights you want to head to during your stay for Halloween 2013.
Learn the subway lines.
The subway lines in New York City are one thing that you will certainly want to be familiar with before visiting. Nothing is worse than being excited for your first NYC subway trip just to get tripped up by the intimidating route map in the carriage. Get an idea of which trains go to which parts of the city and you’ll be that much better off for Halloween in New York City.
Get familiar with the boroughs of NYC.
The boroughs of NYC are another thing you’ll want to get familiar with. Even if you never plan on leaving Brooklyn, it’s good to know where you are in relation to Manhattan, just in case you get separated from the group (assuming you’re not traveling solo). Plus, you wouldn’t want to end up wandering into a dark New York City neighborhood late at night.
If possible, go with friends.
Halloween in New York City is a great time, but it’s even more fun if you’re already with people you know. Going alone is cool and you’ll definitely meet people, but bring your friends to ensure you have the best time possible. Anyway, you can meet people much easier with a wingman!
Always keep a little cash on you!
Cash is an important thing to have on you in a city like New York City. This Halloween 2013, New York City will be very busy and cash is always the fastest and easiest form of payment. Plus, it’s not totally uncommon for small shops or the random taxi cab to not accept your plastic.
Don’t get suckered into overpaying for your room.
Hotel rooms in New York City for Halloween 2013 can get pricey. Luckily, services like HomeAway exist and connect homeowners with vacationers eager to avoid the hotels. For Halloween in New York City this year, forget the hotel life and instead opt to stay at someone’s rental!
Go all out!
It’s Halloween 2013 and you’re in New York City after all. You had better put as much effort into your costume as possible and just have a really great time!
By Allison Preston. Allison is an avid sports fan and an experienced writer with a passion for deals and coupons and for saving her readers money. She currently writes for leading coupon and online promo code site bluepromocode.com based in Santa Monica, California.