Planning Ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City
The Ball Drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is an iconic event that millions of people around the country tune in to watch on their TVs.
If you’ll be attending this event in-person, here are some tips for a stress-free New Year’s Eve in NYC.
Map Everything Out
Know where you’ll arrive and where that is in relation to the Ball Drop at 1 Times Square. Keep in mind that it will be viewable from 43rd to 50th Street, Broadway, north up to 59th Street, and along 7th Avenue.
This is a huge event, so most people are going to be arriving as early as possible in order to nab a prime spot. Spots starting filling up as early as noon, so plan on arriving sometime before 3 p.m.
Eat Before You Get There and Bring Water
Once you find your spot, you’re pretty much stuck there for the night, unless you want to fight your way through hordes of people. Save yourself a growling stomach by eating a good meal before you get there, or bring along a snack. Stay hydrated while you’re on your feet. Just like with food, there won’t be much access to beverages.
No Backpacks or Bags
The NYPD will be ready to ensure the safety of all who visit for New Year’s Eve in NYC. This means no bags larger than a small purse will be allowed.
Don’t Wear Your Fancy Shoes
You’ll be on your feet for hours – at least seven if you arrive by 3 p.m. Wear your most comfortable shoes with arch support to avoid aching feet.
Planning ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City will ensure that you will be singing Auld Lang Syne is happy harmony with a few thousand of your new friends! For a relaxing place to stay after all the bustle and excitement, we’d love to have you at The Manhattan Club.