The New York City and New Jersey metro area is one of the most visited areas of the country, drawing millions of tourists every year. Its dense populations and a constant influx of travelers make the roads busy, dinner reservations difficult, tickets to a show nearly impossible. Here are ways to avoid all of that like the locals do.
New York Beachgoing
Winters in this region can produce ice storms, snow storms, and very cold temperatures. Summers, especially August, can be unbearable if you’re not near the beach. NYC has beach towns like Orchard Beach, Coney Island, and Brighton Beach.
If staying in the city, you can take the subway, train, or bus to some of those beaches. The subway’s D, F, N, and Q trains all stop at Coney Island. Get off at the last stop, which is Stillwell Avenue. Rockaway Beach in Queens is also easy to get to via the NYC Beach Bus, which leaves from Brooklyn and Union Square.