It may seem like NYC is a city only for singles. It is also a great place for a baby moon with your partner on a budget. While New Yorkers have a reputation of being rude, I found many smiling faces while pregnant visiting this city. There are some great things to be done that will still keep up until after midnight that do not require a alcohol. Here are some ideas for cheap ways to travel to New York City while pregnant. Since the Zika virus may have killed any dreams for a tropical holiday.
Research items online. Groupon.con is a great place to find cheap one a done deals and one my favorite websites in America. Since baby-moons are often done when money starts becoming tight. (This how I found tickets to Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway for half the cost) Many people who work in tourism, work on commission and can be flexible. Do not allow people to pressure you with TIME! Be prepared to walk away if they do not honor prices found on-line or through competitors.
AirB&B is a great way to find cheaper and unique accommodation. Since the hosts will specify what their space is like; the hosts will know who will be arriving. It is a great way to avoid staying in hotels that do not create a atmosphere that makes you feel unwelcome
Central Park (FREE) is a great way to spend quality time and saving money. It can be done anytime of year. If the weather is right, make a picnic or look for events going on depending on time of year.
Coupon Book just say “No”. Unless you plan on staying in New York for five or more days, do not make the investment. Sure this is great way to pay in advance for all the touristic things a family would like to see in a trip. The questions is “Will you use them all?” When a person is traveling pregnant plan on taking things a little slower. Be sure not to create a overloaded schedule. That extra $20 being saved on a trip to the museums could cost more if all of those coupons are not used. Most coupon books in NYC expire after ten days and cannot be used on another trip. Just pay for the things that are actually of interest.
Museum of Natural History is the perfect choice for pregnant women or moms. There are lots of children around which makes families feel comfortable; ample security and safety for people with children. Avoid eating at the museum because the cafeteria is very expensive. A pre-made meal/snacks are recommended. Since the museum is across the street from Central park eating in the park can add some magic to the experience on a nice day. A place like this could fill the whole day. Start with the exhibits that are must sees to allow for time before becoming tired.
Ask a New Yorker, Americans all have that one friend or colleague who lived in New York City. Ask that person what they recommend and what they would avoid. If one can have that person on speed dial while staying in the Big Apple that is even better.
Holiday seasons are a great time to visit. New York City during Christmas is beautiful and walking around the city just to view decorations is a thrill in itself that can keep a person up until after midnight. Try to schedule times of year that will offer a great experience with no extra cost.
Brooklyn Bridge (FREE) is an iconic place to go that cost absolutely nothing. It is a great way to see the city and the Statue of Liberty with going on a boat. Be sure to dress according to the weather.
The most important part of vacation is spreading time with the people you love. Sometimes those people act like assholes and sometimes your hormones can get the best of you. Perfect vacations do not exist for anyone. Despite those adorable pictures posted on Facebook. When I was single traveling to NYC, I wanted someone to share it with; when I traveled there pregnant with my partner, I wanted a shot of tequila. And when I go there with my daughter, I will most likely want to throw her over the Brooklyn Bridge. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am the adult and set the tone for what kind of traveling experiences my family has.