An essential packing list for your NYC trip

With a residing population of about 8 million, New York City is one of the world’s most visited cities, and that too for good reasons. It’s a city with millions of activities; it’s a place where plans constantly change.

Over 50 million people come to the city of dreams, each year, to marvel at and indulge in everything it has on offer.

And we get it, New York City is a pretty difficult city to pack for. It doesn’t matter whether you are coming to NYC for just a weekend or a month-long vacation; packing for NYC is not an easy feat by any means.

Are you planning a trip to New York City and don’t have the faintest idea how to go about it? Fret not, we’ve got you covered. Here is a practical guide on what to pack for a trip to one of the coolest cities on the planet.

First things first, you’ll never be completely prepared for New York City. Therefore, you need to stop planning for every scenario that you imagine in your head. It’s never going to work.

Now getting back to the list, this is a basic, 7-day packing list for all the seasons. Feel free to include or exclude items as per the duration of your visit.



There’s only 1 thing you can do with your clothes – be it any place, pack as light as possible. Also, NYC is perhaps the fanciest of all shopping destinations and you’ll find every piece of outfit you’ve desired.

For the summers, you should bring along loose-fitting, comfortable clothing for the long days of sightseeing.

Spring is as much fun as summer, but with a little chill. So pack accordingly.

Winters season in NYC, and sometimes even the fall too, can be brutal. The trick is to layer. T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, cardigans/sweater/fleece and insulated jackets or coats would get you through the winter and fall. During this time, snow if fairly common, so don’t forget to carry along a pair of boots, woollen socks, a pair of gloves, and a scarf.

If you’re travelling to NYC, there are a lot of options available from different cities. Most people travel on the Washington DC to NYC bus or the DC to NY train.

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