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Preparing your trip to Manhattan: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Experienced travelers advise to set off to the Manhattan island early spring or autumn as these periods feature the most amiable weather conditions. Summer will spoil the leisure with extreme heat however exactly during the summer period the island celebrates numerous holidays and festivals.
2. Manhattan should better be cruised on foot as it is a perfect way to visit the most significant landmarks and sights. Besides, some central streets are free of city traffic being totally pedestrian areas.
3. The optimum means of public transport is underground. The territory of the Manhattan island can be easily cruised by bus. The underground operates till late night. However tourists are not advised to travel alone by underground after 23.00.
4. Those wishing to rent a car should keep in mind that during the week the roads are rather jammed with vehilces. Reaching the city center by car is almost impossible. Many travelers prefer to leave their vehicles in the remote areas and to reach the city center by underground. Weekends the traffic is not as heavy on the central roads however the jams are quite possible.
5. Travelers should be watchful and keep a sharp look for their personal things. In public crowded areas one may easily turn a victim of pickpockets and jostlers, that is why one should not keep valuables and substantial sums of cash by oneself. One should avoid being engaged in communication with strangers and use private services no matter how tempting the offers would be. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Drinking of alcohol is allowed for 21 year olds and older thus setting off to a restaurant, bar or a night club young people should have documents of identification. Alcohol and spirits can be bought in specialized stores as well.
7. Manhattan bans smoking in public places. Heavy fines are charged for the ban violation. Close to every shopping and entertaining center, public institution and restaurant one will find specially equipped smoking areas. The price of tobacco goods is rather high. That is why it is reasonable to be backed up with necessary packs of cigs for the tour.
Manhattan is famous not only for plenty of landmarks, city sights and museums but for its rich choice of entertaining establishments. Attracting sport clubs and entertaining centers, upscale … Open
8. Restaurants and bars welcome tipping. The amount of tips should be up to 10 – 20% of the total order sum. Hotel maids are commonly rewarded with 1 to 5 USD tips. Taxi service is commonly rewarded with 10 – 15% of the total trip cost.
9. Photo and video recording is not allowed in some museums and on the territory of some landmarks thus the rules should be specified in advance. Some museums allow photo and video recording at extra cost.
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What to visit being in Manhattan - unique sights

Cotton Exchange Building

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
Restaurants attract visitors with their solemn and aristocratic atmosphere. There you can see not only the antique traditional furniture but also a great number of decorations, for example, delicate old ship miniatures. In the halls, you can find an outstanding collection of old paintings. In the evening you can adore the live music of different genres. If you are not a fan of restaurants, you can relax in the Blue Bar. This place isn’t worse than the luxurious restaurants. It is also full of historical charm.  … Read further

Brooklyn Bridge

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
In order to regain people's trust, the authorities of New York have decided to let the elephants out of the circus in the city run across the bridge. Only after 21 elephants have crossed the bridge did the city dare have ventured back onto the bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge has a lot of secrets and puzzles. Hundreds of people claimed that they had seen the ghost on the bridge. During the reconstruction in 2006, the workers discovered the entrance into the hitherto unknown secret air-raid shelter in one of the bridges. … Read further

Freedom Tower

From the series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
The height of the building is 541 meters. The main element of the Freedom Tower aimed at tourists is an observation deck, which is equipped at an altitude of 417 meters. The tower's name, as well as its height, is very symbolic. Freedom Tower is directed towards the sky at exactly 1776 feet, as in 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States took place. Locals believed it to be doubtful to erect another grandiose skyscraper on the scene of 2001. In memory of past events, many townspeople call the spectacular skyscraper ‘Tower of Terror.’ … Read further

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Travelling to Manhattan - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Manhattan. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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