New York City is packed with restaurants, bars, theaters, activities and basically every form of entertainment you can think of and more. Visiting (or even living here) can be exhilarating, but it can also be daunting. How can you be sure you’ve seen the best the Big Apple has to offer?
These nine apps will alleviate some of that pressure to choose the right restaurant for dinner or figure out the subway, without taking away the fun of experiencing a new city.
Oysters + happy hour = A match made in the Lower East Side.
But that’s not the only place you’ll find this particular combination, which is where Oyster Hour comes in handy: by curating the best oyster happy hours in the city. You can browse through a hand-selected list, and view detailed information about the deals that pique your interests.
The New York Subway system … well. It leaves something to be desired in the understandability department. It’s especially confusing for the uninitiated. Exit Strategy can help.
The most important thing about this app is that it works underground, where an internet connection is not a constant. It’s also user-friendly, and includes MTA bus schedules for all five boroughs, a Manhattan street map, and subway exists and entrances at street level.
It can also make you a subway power user, by showing which subway car to be in so you’re next to the exit when you get to your stop.
It’s important to have a budget before you travel, especially to a city like New York that has some exorbitant food and hotel prices.
Trail Wallet is an easy-to-use travel expense tracker you can take anywhere in the world. You can organize your expenses by day, week or month depending on the length of your stay. And it will also show you how you’re spending your money, be it on food, entertainment or transportation.
Sometimes the noise of New York City’s 8 million people gets to be too much, and sometimes that happens when hotel check-in is still hours away. Breather offers private spaces in the city where you can relax for half an hour or half a day. Read more…