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Great apps you need to download for your next New York vacation

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New York City

One of the most famous urban travel destinations globally in New York City. As a result of numerous movies, songs, and tales, it has become a popular destination for many travelers worldwide.

If it is the first time visiting the city, the best advice is to avoid cramming too much into a single visit.  Don’t waste your time on activities or sights you don’t want to miss. That brings us to our next trip, which is always to be prepared. Even if you pare your to-do list down to the bare necessities, you’re probably still cramming too much into your days. Navigating the city is more accessible with additional aid.

Apps to Download for your vacation to New York

ParkMe

ParkMe can save your sanity if you’re one of the brave souls that dare to drive into the city. Even if you’re trapped in traffic during rush hour, it’s not going. That’s the problem. The most challenging part is finding a place to park your car when you’re done.

This software will help you find your way. It gathers data from parking lot ticket machines, displays available places near you, and rates and recommendations based on cost and distance from your current location.

The software also allows you to reserve a seat and pay for it before you arrive. The app predicts parking, and it also shows where you’re most likely to find it at any given time.

Exit Strategy

The practice of “pre-walking” is as much a part of the New York City subway system as platform concerts and, uh, strange smells are. Locals know exactly where to go, while the rest of us have a Plan B.

When you use this app, you’ll be able to see on both sides of the tracks, where the exits are in every station, to quickly board the proper subway vehicle. Since coverage is poor below ground, this is a big help.

NoWait

Have you found the ideal dining establishment? Great. Wouldn’t you like to know how long it will be until you can eat your meal? We’re not talking about the time it takes to get there; we’re talking about getting a table.

In a New York City restaurant, you should expect to spend at least an hour waiting for a table. With NoWait, you may avoid the surprise (not the announcement).

If you’re looking for a restaurant, the app shows you how long you’ll have to wait and lets you put your name on the waitlist. Arrive in style.

QuickTip

If you’re not from the United States, figuring out how much to tip in New York City can be challenging. Some say 15%, others say 20%, while others advocate doubling the tax. No matter which piece of advice you decide to follow, you’ll still have to perform the math.

QuickTip is here. Based on your selection of a percentage, this program calculates an exact tip amount for you. Enter the whole bill amount, and the software will do the rest. It’s as simple as that.

ILoveNY

App offers a plethora of information for temporary and permanent NYC lovers, and it delivers. The app’s name conjures the notorious New York T-shirt you may or may not be considering purchasing.

New York City’s official tourism board has an app that provides a complete overview of the city’s events, services, and must-knows. There is also information on the greater New York region for those who wish to explore beyond the five boroughs.

Sit or squat

When it’s time to leave, it’s time to go. There is no escape from nature’s call, even if you are in the heart of one of the world’s major cities.

To help you find the nearest public bathroom, Sit or Squat provides a list of nearby facilities and a star rating based on what other people have said about them. Yes, this software is a bit eccentric, but you’ll be pleased you have it when the time comes.

New York Sports Betting Apps

The New York State Gaming Commission accepted two bids for online sports betting in New York at November 2021. Those two bids came from two groups of sportsbooks that allied to make a more delicious presentation for the commissioners. 

As a result, nine different brands now possess conditional online sports betting licenses in New York, and each will pay 51% of its revenues to the state in taxes. Seven of the nine apps went live in the state in January and February, with the other two anticipated in the next few weeks or months. 

TKTS

If you’ve got a Broadway musical on your list of things to do in New York City, keep these four letters in mind: TKTS. Tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway productions can be purchased at the company’s three New York City locations, the first in Times Square.

The queues aren’t long, so you might as well get a head start on your shopping by downloading the app. An updated list of tickets available at each booth and their waiting hours may be found here.

There’s no way to avoid the queues entirely by purchasing online, but at the very least, with this, it’s easier to keep track of your schedule.

New York City

Conclusion

Your smartphone or tablet will come in handy if you need to do any of this. All kinds of things can be accomplished with the help of this app: finding directions, finding a restaurant, booking a last-minute Broadway performance ticket, and much more.

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