Visiting NYC for the Women’s Travel Fest? A Mini-Guide!


If you’re planning on visiting New York City for the Women’s Travel Fest, (and you totally should, btw) spend a few days taking in the sights of the Big Apple throughout the five boroughs.

Whether you’re looking to eat, drink, dance or shop until you drop, NYC has you covered.

Here’s a mini guide of things to know before you go, and what to see when you arrive!

Before You Go

Pack Accordingly

The weather in NYC can be as bizarre as its residents. March, for example, could be either freezing cold or a sunny lead into spring. Always bring a jacket and a scarf, and keep your bag relatively light so that you can fill it with things you score in SoHo!

Women’s Travel Fest is a relatively casual event. Bring something nice to wear to our kickoff party, and something comfortable and warm for our conference days as the venue can get a little chilly. 

Get a Metro Pass

The cheapest and easiest way to get around the city is via subway. You’ll score savings if you buy a week’s pass ($30), or daily passes that let you zip around town without paying $2.75 each time.

The subway is often the fastest way to get around, too. Traffic in New York City is notoriously bad, especially during high-traffic areas like before and after work hours. 

Cash is King

Plan on having plenty of cash while you’re in town. Tons of cool bars and restaurants are cash-only (or have crazy high minimums for cards) so it pays to hit up the ATM before you arrive! Bank of America and Chase banks are practically everywhere, but if you bank with Wells Fargo, be aware that there are none in Brooklyn!

Eat Everything

It might be a good idea to throw some stretchy pants and loose dresses into your luggage. This is a town of foodies. Just saying!

Visit Brooklyn

Manhattan is great, but just over the bridge in Brooklyn you’ll get a more local’s view of living here. Check out hip Williamsburg for fun bars and cheap(er) restaurants that are just as awesome as those in the city.

Looking for more ideas on things to see and do?

Check out this awesome post by Marriott in NYC. Marriott International is a leading hospitality company with over 3,800 properties in over 74 countries and territories around the world. Check out their hotels while you’re in town!

New York City’s Five Boroughs An infographic by the team at Marriott New York

I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, however all content and opinions expressed here are my own.



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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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