New York City is a popular place for tourists. They get over 60 million each year. This is due to the head-on cultural and sensory experience it offers. However, because of this, it also means that you’ll have to deal with lines and crowds, encounter unexpected sights, smells, and sounds, and get stuck in traffic. That said, it’s worth it for the opportunity to explore the Big Apple.
Here’s a quick look at some of the things that you’ll need to pack for your trip.
NYC is a place where you’ll likely find the need to dress up at least once. Bring a few fabulous outfits, including cool pants and sleek jackets, that make you feel like all eyes are on you. When you feel good, you get a massive boost in energy and confidence, and that always makes a night more fun.
You might want to go for a nice-looking day bag instead of taking your dirty old backpack. It’s always a fantastic idea to be as fashionable as possible in chic places like New York City. It can help make you feel as if you fit in, and this is always a good thing when you’re traveling.
You need to be safer and more cautious in bigger cities such as this one. Outsmart those big-city pickpockets by utilizing a discreet neck wallet. It’s quite easy for your wallet to be stolen while you’re walking in a crowd on a busy street. Because of this, it’s best not to keep your wallet or valuables in places that are easy to reach, such as pockets, backpacks, or purses, and to use a neck wallet instead. Some of them are large enough to carry your room keys, cash, bank cards, and phone and will still discreetly fit under your shirt. If you’re in areas that aren’t as crowded, you can even wear them like a satchel at your side.
If you’re a frequent traveler, packing cubes may become a bit of an obsession. There’s a good reason for this. They make organizing your things a breeze. They’ll compress your things into neat little cubes while simultaneously compartmentalizing every type of clothing so that similar things will be in a single cube.
If you haven’t been to this city in the summer, don’t just think it won’t be hot because it’s up north. It gets sweltering. One thing that can truly help when visiting hot places is a fantastic cooling towel. These get up to 30 degrees cooler than the temperature of the air when you get them wet, and they stay that way for as long as an hour. You can just drape it around your neck to cool off, and it’ll also assist with protecting you from the sun.
Some toiletry bags can really be gorgeous. They may have a classic look and be made from leather and can really hook you when you use them. These bags have impressive compartments and generally neatly roll to store your items in a compact manner. The organization it will lend to your packing can’t be beat.
Because of the snowy, frigid winters and humid, hot summers, the best times for visiting the Big Apple, as far as weather goes, are April and May or September and October. However, if you’re able to bear the cold, the prices for everything from Broadway tickets to hotels tend to be much lower in January and February. Also, the city isn’t as crowded then. Happy travels!
All images featuring Jacopo Olmo Stars in MMSCENE Magazine Winter 2019-20 Issue. The story was photographed in New York by fashion photographer Mark James Dunn and and MMSCENE Magazine Fashion Editor Damien Vaughan Shippee – discover the complete shoot.