So you’ve chosen your city. You’ve decided how long you’ll be there. You’ve figured out what you’re willing to spend. Now you’ve got to make a plan (seriously…make a plan).
But how do you choose your activities? A lot of that will depend on your budget and your interests. For us, the name of the game was seeing as much as possible for as little money as possible. Trip Advisor has lists of top activities/attractions in most major cities. They also often have lists of how to do major cities for free. That was our jam. Maybe you’re willing to shell out a little bit more cash, and so free activities won’t be as important to find. Whatever the case, starting with a simple Google search of the top activities in your chosen destination is a good idea.
Another thing to keep in mind is the proximity of the attractions to each other. It’s all well and good to say that you want to visit the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and go shopping in SoHo. But how are you planning to get between those spots? Will you have enough time to do it all including your travel time between attractions? Be smart about choosing activities to get as much in as possible.