The best travel tips for the Rio Olympics

On an average day, Rio de Janeiro is intoxicating. But when the Olympic Games and the rest of the world descend on the city in August, the sensory overload will rise exponentially. Here are a few tips to conquering it all. Be sure to check out the full article here:
  1. Nab more tickets
    Authorized booths will be set up around town to sell leftovers (you may make it to judo after all!), but for last-minute passes to U.S. events, hit up reseller CoSport.
  2. Where to watch
    Several public parks and beaches like the new port district will have big screens with live feeds and free entry. Bar Bukowski, in beachfront Botafogo, will host Olympic-themed nights.
  3. Leave early
    Buses and the subway reach Olympic Park, but the most comfortable transport will be Uber or private car services from companies like C. J. Executive. Stadiums may be up to a half hour on foot from private car drop-off points, so give yourself some time.
  4. Still see the sights
    Don’t skip tourist attractions because of the crowds (yes, you should visit Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer). Outfitters like Matueté can secure you access and help you beat the lines.
  5. Pick up an Olympic Card
    During the Games, getting to other sites around the city could be tricky thanks to the added traffic, which is already a challenge when there isn’t a massive event happening. The best option is to take on the city’s public transportation system. It might be a good idea to purchase the Olympic Card, a special pass for unlimited travel on buses, subways, and more (the light rail and ferries are not included). The card—for one day, three days, and seven days—can be purchased at various subway stops