You’ve arrived in the city. Now it’s time to figure out how to get from place to place. At Arlo SoHo, we recommend walking as the primary way to get around town. It helps our guests to engage with the city on a deeper level and catch all the details that make it so memorable.
If you want to move your body a little more than walking, then grab a bike. NYC is increasingly bike friendly, with dedicated lanes and a bike-aware community. You can cover a lot of ground on a bike, and there’s a lot of places to safely secure your bike. Take a trip from SoHo to the top of Central Park, and back again, and you’ll experience the sights and sounds of NYC in an entirely new way. Or you can cross the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy some pizza before heading back to our hotel.
If you need to cover some more ground, then use the subway. The transit authority has a line map that makes it easy to figure out how to get from A to B in the shortest amount of time. The subway is simple to navigate if you always consider the direction you need to travel. Once you realize you’re heading the wrong way, simply get off on the next stop, and head to the other track (the same line) and you’ll be all set. Purchase a MetroCard for the entirety of your stay to get the most value out of using the Subway.
One tip we have for most visitors is to skip the car rental. If you’re heading up to the Adirondacks or to Boston, then you’ll want a car, but it’s not necessary at all if you’re staying within the greater NYC area.