You have so many options to immerse yourself in a city when travelling, but the best way get a sense of a city's unique vibe - not to mention see its layout and boost your sense of direction - is to find a high viewing spot that overlooks most of the city.
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Even if you plan your trip to avoid your destination's busy season, there are just some sites that are so popular they will always have a crowd. Take advantage of the natural thinning around lunchtime so at least you can see the sights with fewer people.
City passes aren't always a good deal, but they can be a stress-free, easy way to build a sightseeing itinerary if you're in a new, or busy tourist city and need help figuring out what you might want to see.
Museum passes seem like a great deal since you get one ticket for multiple sites, but they have plenty of drawbacks. They may not cover everything you want to see, and can be more expensive than just buying tickets for the sights you want to visit individually, online, before your trip. It's worth it to do your homework in advance.