About a year or so ago, I was in a cab when I heard the NYC tourism tagline “for the world, it’s the trip of a lifetime. For you, it’s a subway ride away.” This really struck a chord with me. Why let the tourist have all the fun, right? I’ve been in the big apple for a few years now, and I don’t think I have even scratched the surface in hitting all of the attraction of the city — but not for lack of trying. To assist me in my NY exploration mission, there’s a few essentials that I can’t do without.
Protection from The Elements
Many of the attractions I visit involves being out in the full blast of the sun. Since nobody likes getting sunburn, or skin cancer for that matter, SPF protection is super important. This means not just the obvious sunscreen, but also a great hat and sun protective eye wear (your eyes need safeguarding too).
A Cozy Blanket
New York in chock full of lounging opportunities. Whether it be one of the many parks of the city, sandy shores like Rockwaway beach, or lounge chairs in the Highline, it’s never a bad idea to have a blanket handy with you. Nowadays there are so many options out there, including cool circular ones, for you to lounge in the park comfortably and in style.
Footwear You Can Live In
Exploring the city will require A LOT of walking, so forget about wearing heels or uncomfortable shoes. But this doesn’t mean that you’re sacrificing style. Lately, I’ve been really into the white sneakers and pom sandals trend that combines comfort and style.
Soundtrack for Your Adventure
Sure you can chill on Rockaway Beach while listening to nature. But I’m of the opinion that all beach lounging experience will be enhanced with a little addition of Bey and Drake. Fortunately for me, technology has much improved since the days of the boombox. Portable speakers are now not only getting smaller and deliver better sound quality, but the designs are getting more stylish also.
Want to know which specific items from the category above made my favorite list, or just looking for ideas on what to get? Lucky you, I made a staycation essentials list through a new super cool site I just found: Desirelist. Through this site, you can easily add items from my list to your own.
Bonus pro-tip: since Desirelist is actually a gift giving site, you can use this as a wish list that you can send out to peeps. Because 4th of July is totally a legitimate excuse to get gifts from people.
This is a sponsored post brought to me by Out of Office NY Network