Must Have Apps For Visiting New York


If you are visiting NYC for the first time, there are so many apps that are perfect for navigating the city! Whether it is a food app, or an app for getting around NYC in style, we have found the best of everything. Here are Faviana’s tips for Must Have Apps For Visiting New York!

Cabs and Ride Shares

Uber or Lyft  

The infamous ride-sharing apps that we’ve come to love! A go-to is Uber but either is convenient and cheaper than a cab ride (without the expectation of the 20% tip). You can even schedule future rides. Getting somewhere has never been easier!


It is similar to your well-known Uber and Lyft apps, but only offered in select cities. The difference is that it’s only shared rides, no solo missions allowed and it is actually more affordable.


Shows you which street corners in NYC are the best for catching a taxi cab. Ratings go from zero to five stars. Also allows you to “Shake ‘N Hail” to catch a cab. Taxi!

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Public Transportation 


A true New Yorker takes the subway, so you’re going to need a route planner. This one has got you covered with additional service alerts.


Good for the bus, subway and train. Gives service and disruption alerts and provides bike share info. Locals find the timing on this app the most accurate!


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NYC subway map that works underground and provides exit strategies for each station; it’s so specific that it tells you where to stand, step off and which side the train doors open.

KickMap NYC

No signal, no problem! This subway app works without the Internet.


If you own a vehicle, this is the app for you. ParkMe helps you find and reserve the closest and cheapest parking in the city

Events in the City


Available across the globe, this app is great to use for whatever you want to do in life. Find people with similar interests and go! This is perfect if you are new to the city


This will be your go-to for info regarding news, events, music, dance, sports, film, art, books, comedy and theatre. Time Out provides a comprehensive list that is updated on a weekly basis. What do you feel like doing?!


A more customized event app that picks out events YOU want to see based on interests you have selected. You can see events, book tickets and get the best prices from everything to dine in options to art, film, fashion and charity events. The selection is endless!



Seamless or Foodler

The main app you need especially when you’re HANGRY. Order delivery or schedule a pick up with this app and find thousands of restaurants around you. Simple and convenient, this allows NYCs food scene to be right at your fingertips, bon appetite!


Hot Date? Girls’ nite? Work dinner? Whatever the occasion, you need reso’s. Open Table makes booking a table quick and easy. The app also allows you to see menus, reviews and photos of the restaurant before you get there! The perfect dine in experience awaits!

NYC Wifi+Coffee

Make the city your office with this app that offers the best ideas for places to work with free Wi-Fi and great cups of coffee. Grab a java and enjoy, the city is your oyster!


We hope these apps help you have an amazing visit in NYC! Check out our ideas for the best date locations in New York, and share a special moment with a loved one.

Which apps are your favorite? Let us know what you think and your ideas by tagging us on Instagram @Faviana_NY & Twitter @FavianaNY!

Xo Attajaan


Glam & Gowns is a blog curated with content written by authors from Faviana. Here you will get the latest tips and trends on all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

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