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The Best Travel Apps to Navigate NYC

July 12, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

The Best Travel Apps to Navigate NYC
Travel, alongside being exciting and fun, can also be nerve-racking and exhausting if you are new to the area and do not have a proper system for navigating the streets. New York City, to tourists, can be one of the trickiest and most adventurous cities to navigate through. With a plethora of streets, hotels, restaurants, taxis, and a subway system map resembling a bowl of spaghetti, how do you know where to go and what to do? Let’s talk about the best travel apps to navigate NYC.
The Best Travel Apps to Navigate NYC

Embark NYC

If you are visiting New York City, then without a doubt you will be hopping on one of their many subways. However, the subway system to a foreigner can seem a bit confusing. In turn, the solution is Embark NYC. This is your handy tool in understanding and navigating through NYC’s subway system. It has a full map of the subway as well as a continuous automated scheduler which updates the subway system as it changes and moves along. Perfect for the unpredictable events of the way!

COST: Free
PLATFORM: iOS

The Best Travel Apps to Navigate NYC

Exit Strategy NYC

This app is perfect for an individual that wants to know how to enter an area and how to get out of it. This New York helper – Exit Strategy NYC – has a complete subway system map as well as a bus map for all five boroughs of the big apple. The best part about the app is that it focuses on a cross-connection between subway and bus, giving you all the entrances and exits for both and an easy to understand map so you can navigate NYC.

COST: $4.99
Platforms: iOS and Android

The Best Travel Apps to Navigate NYC

ParkMe

If you are brave enough to drive in the Big Apple, first you deserve an award and secondly you should have this app downloaded on your mobile device. ParkMe is a phenomenal tool for the brave-enough hero willing to drive in New York City and needs to know where the best parking space is. Parking space can be rare and costly, therefore, ParkMe offers the solution of scanning the data of the area around you to give you availability, times and the best rates.

Cost: Free
Platform: iOs, Android

The Best Travel Apps to Navigate NYC

CabSense

When it comes to private transportation in NYC, you will have plenty of options. To a foreigner, hailing a cab can be quiet difficult. CabSense helps you navigate through NYC streets so you can get a better sense of where to catch a cab. It uses GPS data from cabs to show you which streets and corners have the most available taxis. If you have no luck, then use the apps in call option to call a car service near you.

Cost: Free
Platforms: iOS, Android

The Best Travel Apps to Navigate NYC

Central Park App

Known as one of the most famous and beautiful parks in the world, this 843 acres of land can be quiet tough to navigate through. With it’s many tunnels, bridges, sitting paths, and walking trails, you may be walking in circles. With the Central Park App, enjoy being guided through Central Park by Glenn Close and Jerry Seinfeld as well as receive schedule updates for events happening in the park.

Cost: Free
Platforms: iOS, Android

From the NYC Rooftop Bar Crawl Team

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