To fully enjoy the holidays, the choice of destination remains essential. You should choose a place that guarantees you new experiences and offers you great sensations. For your next trip, we suggest a trip to New York, the tumultuous city. To better prepare yourself, you will find some practical tips here.
Complete the administrative formalities
Before any trip abroad, you must find out about the conditions for entering the country and the various formalities. This also remains valid for crossing the American border. From the start of planning your stay in New York, make sure that your identification documents remain valid, especially your passport. Without it, you cannot leave the area of the European Union. If you do not have one, start the procedure to obtain it. And if its expiration date is approaching, renew it very early.
In addition to the passport, the Visa is also an essential part for traveling to the United States. However, some countries like France benefit from the visa waiver program. Thus, as a French citizen, you can go to New York without presenting a Visa. However, you must follow another procedure: ESTA. This is an Electronic Travel Authorization System that acts as an authorization to land on American soil. You just need to fill out an online form and wait for a response from the United States Department of Homeland Security. ESTA grants you the right to travel and stay in the United States for up to 90 days, and renewable for two years.
Plan your stay
Now is the time to set up your schedule so that you don't waste a minute when you get there. You probably already know: New York is a big, bustling city with many attractions. To be sure that you can visit as many places as possible, we recommend that you organize yourself well. To know which landscape to discover, which museum to visit, which district to explore and what to do, the Tresorsdumonde site remains the best tool. It gives you all the details about each city and guides you throughout your stay. In short, here are some examples of must-see places in New York:
- Central Park: it is one of the quietest places in this city
- Brooklyn Bridge: one of the most prestigious and most visited landmarks
- The Statue of Liberty: it’s the most famous and iconic monument
- The Museum of Modern Art: it is the largest contemporary museum and one of the most famous in the world
- Fifth Avenue: the ideal place for shopping, visiting monuments and exploring parks
Another essential tip: the budget
When traveling to New York, you need to pay special attention to your budget to avoid running out of cash. Remember that it is a very expensive city with a very high standard of living. To prepare for your stay, first list the main sources of expenses. This concerns in particular the costs for plane tickets, accommodation, meals and transport on site. Then set a budget for all your purchases (souvenirs, clothes, visits to monuments and sites, nightclub outings, etc.). With this step, you will have a clear idea of the funds needed for a stay in New York.