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Tips on moving about Manhattan

When travelers set foot in New York City for the first time, it can be tempting to simply hop in a cab to get to where you need to go. However, the city that moves hundreds of thousands of people around everyday has many options for traveling efficiently and easily. The LeafCanoe app can also assist by pinpointing your location and helping you decide which method is best to utilize!

Try the massive subway system


Do not be intimidated by the New York subway system. It can bring visitors anywhere throughout Manhattan and to the surrounding boroughs, allowing for cheap and thrilling exploration. Grab a pass for the day or week and use it as many times as you wish. There are free maps available at most stops to help choose which like to take.

Use a taxi app and stay prepared

When a taxi is the best option for a quick and convenient ride, albeit a little more pricey, technology can help hail you a ride. There are plenty of these yellow taxis everywhere you roam, but if hoping to make a show or dinner reservation on time, travelers can use an app to have a taxi meet them in their exact location.

Walking is always an option


The sun shine all through the spring and summer in Manhattan. With easy-to-follow numbered streets, it’s fun to stroll for a few blocks to take in the skyscrapers, bustling people and exciting sounds. This also gives the chance to use the LeafCanoe app while outside to spot interesting landmarks and choose a walking route that perfect for you. Hotels in Chelsea, the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown and others usually have plenty of things to see and do that are centrally located and within walking distance. This includes restaurants, museums, theaters and festivals throughout the year.

Avoid driving if possible

Some travelers might want to drive to Manhattan. This can work great for a road trip, but finding a place to stash the car once you arrive is probably the least stressful option. Although the island is on a grid and easy to navigate, those unfamiliar with the traffic are prone to getting lost, accidents or not finding parking space. Most high end hotels will help you with your vehicle, or find a garage that offers special rates for multiple days.

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