Organizing a solo trip to NYC can be time-consuming and difficult, especially if it’s your first time. From planning your accommodation to adjusting to life in the city, there is so much to consider in order to ensure that the trip goes smoothly.

It is easy to put off the planning process or assume that everything will be sorted for you at work, but if you don’t put in some thought, the trip could end up being a failure. Plus, New York can be an overwhelming place, especially if you’re not used to living in such a big, hectic city.

If you want your next solo business trip to New York to be a successful one, follow these tips. You’ll be sure to sign that new client , nail your pitch or do some all-important networking.

Book Your Travel

If you’re traveling from out of state, you’re going to need to fly to New York. If this is the case and your workplace does not organize travel for you, it is important that you start looking into plane tickets as soon as you know about your trip if you want to get a good deal. There is nothing worse than paying more for a plane ticket than you know you should.

So, be careful not to leave it until the last minute, and you will save some money that you can use to make your trip more enjoyable by putting investing in better accommodation, for example.

You’ll also have to consider travel while you’re in the city. For example, one of the most common ways to get around New York is the subway. If public transport isn’t your style, you could hire a car, but driving and parking in the city are less than ideal, so you may just want to budget for taxi fare instead.


Speaking of accommodation, it is probably the most crucial part of planning any business trip, as what you choose can hugely impact your experience. After all, if you’re returning home to a tiny, run-down hotel after a long day of work, you’re not going to want to do your best.

One good option for accommodation is staying in the same hotel as your colleagues and/or clients. This way, if the hotel has a bar, restaurant or another socializing area, you will all be in the same place – especially useful if you want as much time on the trip as possible with a new, potential client. Many New York hotels will offer rooms available to hire for business meetings, which can be very convenient.

However, what is often a better alternative can be found in furnished rentals New York. For example, offers beautiful, pre-furnished apartments all over the Big Apple perfect for short and long business trips. For one, these apartments offer you an ideal space to invite clients to socialize within the comfort of your own home. It will feel like you have your own New York apartment, which is sure to impress.

They also provide a more convenient and luxurious experience than most hotels, allowing you to relax in a comfy living room fitted with Smart TV. Some of their apartments even allow you to bring along your pets, which is incredibly rare to find in a hotel.

Adjust to the City

Once you’ve arrived in New York, you should allow yourself some time to adjust. Don’t let yourself be swept away with all the hustle and bustle, and plan to allow yourself to recover from any jetlag. Plus, if you’re planning on being in New York for some time, you should consider the effects that cities can have on mental health.

This is why it’s a good idea to plan your trip with some ways to destress in mind. If you usually like to dedicate some time at the gym every day, ensure that you book a hotel or apartment with a well-equipped gym.
Alternatively, if you enjoy reading in the evening, bring along a few books you’ve been meaning to get around to. It might be a good idea to take an old favorite, too, if you know you’re prone to homesickness.

Have Fun!

While the main focus of your trip will, of course, be business, you’ll probably have some free time when you’re there, even if it’s only in the evenings.

There is so much to do in New York that you can’t do anywhere else in the country (like ordering pizza at three in the morning!), so make sure you make the most of your free time. Why not play tourist for the day? Visit the Statue of Liberty or take in the views from the Rockefeller Center.

Once you’ve planned your travel, accommodation, and ways to maintain your wellbeing in the city, you deserve to make some plans that will make your ordinary work trip an experience you’ll never forget.

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