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Trips to New York City

Trip to NYC

Prepare yourself for the hustle and bustle of the big city. There’s simply no place in the world like New York City. As anyone who has been before knows, there’s a mystical beauty about NYC that you don’t realize until you’re there. There are countless reasons why a trip to New York City is ideal for your next outing. Trips to New York City include endless shopping options, world-class museums, culturally-rich sight-seeing, an unbelievable food scene, and much more. It’s no wonder why New York City trips attract over 50 million visitors annually from all over the globe. Why should you take a bus trip to New York City? Get ready to welcome yourself to the jungle and read on for our favorite things to do on a trip to New York City!

Top 5 things to do on a NYC trip

  1. Ride to the top of One World Trade Center
  2. See a Broadway show.
  3. Visit the Statue of Liberty.
  4. Go window shopping along Fifth Avenue.
  5. Explore the exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History.

When on your NYC trip, try to keep up with the locals. Don’t look down when walking, and definitely no texting and walking – you may cause a traffic jam.

The city is the embodiment of excitement. You’ll never be short of things to do, so plan accordingly.

If you’ve never been to New York City, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture of the Big Apple.

Many of the skyscrapers and landmarks are truly impressive, which is why you’ll find that they’re consistently listed among the top things to do on a New York City trip.

However, there may be simply too many things to see when taking just one trip to New York City.

Whether you’re going by tour bus, or hoofing it you’ll be within reach of a variety of iconic attractions, museums, and landmarks that NYC has to offer.

We’ll try to help simplify your trip to New York City by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!

Transportation options in New York City

Our bus to New York City takes you directly to at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 27th Street, just a few blocks from Penn Station.

A few of our most popular routes in New York City include:

Upon your arrival, getting around on your NYC trip will be a breeze.

Taxis are easy to flag down and public transportation and the subway lines make your trip to New York City extremely accessible. You could even call for an ride shares to get around.

Alternatively, much of NYC is easy to navigate by foot.

If you’re looking for exercise in NYC, bikes are available to rent all over the city.

Learn more about Megabus' top bus routes.

Best places to stay in New York City

After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. New York City is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.

There are over 200 hotels to choose from, making a trip to New York City accessible for any traveler.

The largest hotels would be in Midtown Manhattan such as the New York Hilton and the New York Marriot Marquis, which boast over 1900 rooms and are quite lavish.

Alternatively, many hotels such as the Pod 39, BKLYN House Hotel, or other rentals are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to New York City.

Nightlife in New York City

There’s a good reason NYC is called the city that never sleeps. There are countless nightlife options for your trip to New York City.

If you’re looking for cocktails while on your trip to New York City, Employees Only is considered by locals and tourists alike to be one of the best spots. This 20’s callback bar on Hudson St. is known for its inventive drinks and its Prohibition-style interior.

Another great spot for drinks on your trip to New York City is The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog.  Voted one of the best bars in the world, this 3-floor bar provides plenty of small plate options, vintage cocktails and wines.

For live music fans, The Rockwood Music Hall is an outstanding venue to round out your NYC trip.

Where to shop on your New York City trip

Whether you’re looking to scoring a deal in Chinatown, window shop on Fifth Avenue, or find that perfect King Kong Empire State Building souvenir, NYC will be sure to meet your needs.

There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.

Make sure to hit up many of the numerous large department stores downtown your trip to New York City, such as Bloomingdales, Tiffany, or Bergdorf Goodman.

Greenwich Village is great for specialty bookstores, record stores, antique stores, and amazing gourmet food options.

However, you can’t bring up shopping in New York City without mentioning Chinatown. Chinatown’s crowded streets (Canal / Mott St.) provide plenty of food, entertainment and knockoff items to shop from.

Best free things to do in New York City

  1. Central Park
  2. Time Square
  3. Battery Park
  4. The High Line
  5. New York Public Library

Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their trip to New York City.

You can soak in all of the culture on your trip to New York City by people watching in beautiful Central Park, people-watching in Time Square, or simply ogling and marveling at the many skyscrapers.

A walk along the High Line provides stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

Benefits of taking a bus trip to New York City

  • reserved seating
  • fares starting at just $1*

When booking a trip to New York City, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.

Look no further, because Megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to New York City, with fares as low as $1*.

With the money you save on bus tickets to NYC, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming NYC trip.

Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your trip to New York City.

This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of the Big Apple.

On your trip to New York City, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts and reclining seats.

So if you’re planning on taking a trip to New York City, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.

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