No matter how many times you’ve been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities, and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong way. To help you avoid making common mistakes, eating at the wrong places, and spending your money on the wrong things, we compiled this comprehensive list. Follow this expert advice on what not to do in New York City—forget Times Square!—and you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
By Michael Alan Connelly