New York

What to pack for your trip to New York

Super-comfy walking shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking in New York, so the key is to be comfortable. Try to avoid bringing shoes you have not broken in. Tennis shoes (trainers, sneakers), hiking shoes or other types of durable sports shoes are probably your best bet.

All-weather gear. Depending on the seson, the weather can change a lot, so be prepared for rainy and windy conditions. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too — handy for when the weather clears up again. Tuck a good (but compact) umbrella, like Repel’s Easy Touch Umbrella, into your bag, in case of a real downpour.

Power adapter and charger. In the USA the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 100-127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. A type B power adapter is included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

The Lonely Planet New York City travel guide provides a great overview for exploring the city: Food truck, deli, pizza parlor, pub – eat your way through a world of food; take a sunset stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge for romantic views of amber skies; and take in a spectacular show on Broadway.

Of course, don't forget to check out Time Out New York with lots of up to date London information. And the NYC Official Guide provides plenty of information, too.