When visiting New York City, especially for the first time, it can be very overwhelming trying to see all the sights, landmarks and destinations that you want to see, in the limited time allotted and with the limited energy that all people possess. So, how do you make the most out of however many days you have in the city, to see and do the most must-see, must-do things possible? There are countless useful tips for maximizing your tourism time in the city, but one basic pro-tip is arguably the only and most important thing that you need to keep in mind. The tip is simple, common sensical and frankly, as old as time! That is, get a map. Maps are your best friend when planning your days around the city. Time is of the essence, so remember to consider location when planning your itinerary. Group your desired events and destinations by location or neighborhood, so that you can cut down on travel time and expenses and maximize what you can see each day. Try it this way: break down your trip in groups. Spend a morning in Greenwich Village and Wall Street, then spend the second half of your day seeing the Statue of Liberty! The next day, plan all your activities further Uptown. You can’t go wrong with this age-old approach.