3 of the best ways to get around a city

With the world slowly opening back up and people are beginning to travel, I thought I would switch it up and created a travel blog post – A few years ago I visited NYC, my favourite city ever and I dream of going back and visiting – as a lot of people will still be afraid to travel straight away (which is cool) I thought I’d share some of the best ways you can travel around the city, this applies to London and most cities around.

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Getting around in the city is a lot different than navigating the streets of a rural town or the suburbs. First, there is an insane amount of traffic in the cities, sometimes making driving an impossible task and forcing you to wait for hours in traffic jams. In addition, parking in the city is equally as atrocious. There is often a limited amount of street parking, and those parking spots that are available usually cost a lot of money. Although it sounds completely horrible, don’t fret as there are some effective ways of getting around the city and getting to where you need to go. So if you just closed on New York real estate or one of the Philadelphia houses for sale, how exactly should you tackle getting around your new city? Let’s take a look.

Rideshare

One of the newest ways to get around in the city is through the use of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. Rideshare apps essentially use drivers as freelance workers, and consumers can hire these drivers through the rideshare app. Customers input where they would like to be picked up and where they would like to be dropped off, making getting around the city extremely easy. If you want to get around the city extremely fast and easily, then simply Ubering or Lyfting around town is the perfect way to go. However, there are some downsides to using rideshare apps. First, singular rides can be quite expensive, meaning that you may need to have a larger transportation budget. In addition, there are some safety concerns about using rideshare apps and getting in the car with strangers, but rideshare apps are tackling this safety issue head-on. In the end, using a rideshare app can be a fantastic way to get around the city as long as you can work your way around its pitfalls. 

Public Transportation

If you know anything about major cities, then you’re probably already familiar with public transportation. Almost every sizable city in the United States has some form of public transportation, with most of the larger cities having various forms of transportation. Common forms of public transportation include buses, trains, and subways. There are many positives to using public transportation, as it is relatively cheap and is extremely efficient at getting you where you need to go. That being said, public transportation can get quite loud and crowded, so it isn’t always the perfect way of getting around the city. However, if you’re looking for an efficient and effective way of traveling around the city, then public transportation can be the perfect option for you.

On Foot

You might not think that travelling around on foot is a good option to get to your city destination, but it actually has many positives.  First, many restaurants and stores are likely nearby, meaning that going to them on foot isn’t that far of a trip. In addition, waking to a location costs no money at all, meaning that you get to save money on transportation costs. Finally, walking and getting outdoors has many positives to your health, including increased physical fitness and improved moods. That being said, there also are some negatives to travelling on foot in the city. First, there are some safety concerns if you’re travelling on foot during the night, so you may want to travel with other people. You also could get caught in some bad weather while travelling by foot, completely ruining your trip. Finally, your carrying capacity will be greatly reduced as you’ll have to walk all the way back to your original location with whatever you’re carrying. That being said, if planned correctly, traveling by foot could be a great option for getting around in the city.

Do you have any other top tips of getting round a city? I’d love to hear them!!

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