Rachel’s New York City Travel Guide

Ahhh, the Big Apple. New York is one of the top destinations in the United States. And I understand the love.

As for me, New York City has always been iconic and inspiring. I first visited at sixteen years old, off to see the musical Wicked with the original cast, and I completely fell deeply in love with this city.

I have visited New York City at least 50 times. I live only forty minutes away from this amazing city, and make frequent trips to go to museums, do neighborhood walks, see plays, and much more. 

New York makes my soul happy. New York even helped heal my broken heart. 

Take your time and browse all my articles to plan your trip to New York City. Feel free to contact me for personalized New York tips. 

New York City Travel Guides

2 Days in New York Itinerary: Maximize Your Trip

Updated: February 25 2022 Are you dreaming of spending a weekend in New York City? [...]

Solo Travel New York Guide: 10 Best Reasons to Go to NYC Alone

Updated: March 2023 As a traveler, I frequently mention that NYC is my “Soul City.” [...]


When is the Best Time to Travel to New York?

Are you asking yourself when is the best time to travel to New York? Hmmmm [...]

New York City Museum Posts

Discovering the Magical Met: The Complete “How To” Guide for NYC’s Famous Art Museum

So, are you visiting the Met soon? Best. Idea. Ever. If you follow me on [...]

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City

When I wrote this guide, it was Memorial Day Weekend in the United States. For [...]

Wow! What A Beautiful Library: Visit The Morgan Library and Museum

Ahh, my visit to the Morgan Library was bookishly spectacular. As you know, I like to [...]


Practical New York City Tips

Newark Airport to Manhattan: How to Go to NYC

Going from the Newark Airport to Manhattan is simple. Yeah, I know, I know. The [...]


How To Plan An Effective NYC Day Trip

New York City is amazing, but can feel overwhelming. Tons of skyscrapers, traffic, wall to wall [...]

11 Tips for Visiting New York City for the First Time

Need some tips for visiting New York City for the first time? Look nowhere else! [...]

Should You Take a Trip to New York in December?

A trip to New York in December is almost a rite of passage for many [...]


Packing for New York

What to Pack for New York in September

September is a wonderful time to visit New York City. As the summer crowds dwindle [...]

What to Pack for New York in March

Updated: February 25 2022 You’re eagerly planning a vacation to good ol’ New York, New [...]

New York Winter Packing List: A Complete Guide

Updated on January 24th 2022. Believe it or not, the snowy holiday season is rapidly [...]

What to Pack for New York in Fall

Fall is my favorite time to visit New York City. My freakin’ favorite. If I was [...]

Guided Walks in NYC

9 Best Things to Do in Chelsea NYC

Are you curious about the best things to do in Chelsea NYC? I’m happy that [...]

7 Fabulous Things to Do in Astoria Queens

If you have extra time, even as a traveler, then I recommend taking the subway [...]

How to Take a Self-Guided Central Park Walking Tour

I love walking in Central Park. I actually go almost every time I visit New [...]

Free (And Fun!) Things to do in the Financial District NYC

When visitors think of New York City, many people minds’ immediately jump to the area [...]

“Tenements, Tales, and Tastes” in NYC’s Lower East Side

You ready for an unsurprising confession? I’m a huge fan of good food. As I [...]