New York City is crammed full of tourists, at any time of year and at any time of the day or night. Tourists can often been seen staying in Times Square, eating at boring chain restaurants and failing miserably at trying to hail cab. These are just a few of the mistakes that most tourists make in the city. Try instead to act like a local, eat where they eat, play where they play and stay where they stay and you may just find yourself having the best NYC trip ever. Avoid these 10 major and sometimes embarrassing mistakes that most, if not all tourists make when they come to the city.
10. Paying the Full Price at Met Museum
The admission fees for the Met Museum are posted as Adults $25, Seniors $17 and Students $12. It doesn’t seem like a bad deal considering that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums including over two million pieces of art. It is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the most visited in the world. Most visitors who come to New York make this a must stop, especially those who appreciate art. The one mistake that visitors make is paying the full admission price. The rates that are posted at the Met are actually suggested prices, with a clause that reads “To help cover the costs of exhibitions, we ask that you please pay the full recommended amount.” We aren’t suggesting you pay nothing, as the museum depends on admission to help fund itself, but it is perfectly acceptable to pay less than the $25 per head.