During the pandemic, you might be sitting at home dreaming of all the future travel you want to do when you’re able. It’s not too early to start planning!
When people plan their trips to big cities, they sometimes forget to think about the logistics—how will you get from Point A to Point B? We’ll help you out with some big-city travel tips that can help you get around stress-free.
This way, you’ll be able to focus on what you came to do: experience the sights and sounds of the city.
Don’t Underestimate Distance
It’s easy to think of all the things in a city as close together. After all, how big can a city really be?
Well, people who live in the city know that it can actually take quite a long time to get from one point to another. Look at the actual distance between the different places you want to see, and don’t forget to factor in the slowness of heavy traffic.
Your best bet might be to spread out your main destinations across different days. Then you can combine some plans if those spots really are close together. This will give you time to explore what’s really nearby, whether that’s during the planning process or when you get there.
And if you need to make a longer trip to a certain spot in the city, you might want to leave your things elsewhere to feel lighter. For example, if you just got off an airplane, you can store your bags at a left luggage service and explore before settling in for the night.
Car vs. Other Transit Travel Tips
Wondering whether to bring your own car to the city? Sure, a car will help you save on taxi, rideshare, and public transit costs, but you might end up spending all those savings on city parking.
And consider convenience as well. When you’re driving your own car, you’ll have to navigate busy streets and find parking spaces that aren’t too far from where you want to go. Even if you’re driving to get to the city, you might find it easier to park your car right outside the city (or a cheap parking spot in the city) and spend the rest of the day using other modes of transportation.
Get Savvy With Public Transportation
Times may have changed since the last time you traveled to a big city. Many metropolitan spaces now have apps you can download for the best public transportation experience. If you’re planning to explore Northern Ireland, black cabs are pretty popular for touring. Meanwhile, London is famous for their double-decker buses called the Routemaster which are used as a way to show tourists the city sights.
These apps are often free and public, and they’ll tell you when buses and trains are approaching. They might even let you buy tickets on your device. This can be a better bet than looking at the expected arrival and departure times since apps can account for delays and changes in the schedule.
Dream Up Something Amazing!
There might not be safe travel possibilities these days, but there’s lots of time to plan for post-pandemic life. If you follow these travel tips for a smooth journey through city spaces, you’ll be able to have the trip of a lifetime.
Now that’s something to look forward to! And for more tips on upgrading your life, check out the rest of this site.