NYC Tour, Travel and Vacation Info for Visitors

 

What’s there to see and do in New York City? Everything. New York is home to some of the biggest, the best, the liveliest, the newest, the oldest, the tastiest, the matchless, the greatest and the utmost. The coolest thing, though, is that New York City is a perfect vacation destination for adults, kids, families, seniors, grandparents, honeymooners, groups and singles. Did we leave anybody out?
Times Square

NEW YORK CITY ATTRACTIONS

Empire State Building Observatory -- A person once said, "You can live in New York all your life, but until you see it from the top of the Empire State Building, you haven't seen the city." The 86th floor Observatory is NYC’s most famous attraction for both adults and kids. It’s open 365 days a year, day and night, for a panoramic view that you’ll agree will be the high point (laugh optional) of your vacation!
GOOD TO KNOW: You can get a FREE ADMISSION VOUCHER to the Empire State Building Observatory if you purchase a complete
New York City vacation from a reputable tour company like New York City Vacation Packages.

Statue of Liberty – The most recognized symbol of freedom in the world, Lady Liberty stands proudly in New York Harbor. There are several ways to see the Statue of Liberty up close:

  • Take the Statue of Liberty Ferry, operating on a loop, stopping first at Liberty Island and then at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park, New York. Daily (except Christmas Day) approximately 9:30am-4:30pm.
    GOOD TO KNOW: You can bypass the lengthy ticket-purchase line by buying your ferry tickets ahead of time, either as part of a vacation package or as part of a tour like those operated by Gray Line New York Sightseeing and New York City Vacation Packages.

  • Sail by Liberty Island on the Staten Island Ferry. You can’t get off at Liberty Island or Ellis Island, but you do get a great view of the Statue of Liberty. Believe it or not, the Staten Island Ferry is free. No charge. Complimentary. How do they do it? Volume.

  • Take one of several sightseeing cruises operated by Circle Line. Not only will you see the Statue of Liberty close enough for a great photograph, you’ll also get great views of the Manhattan skyline.

  • Consider the Statue of Liberty Guided Sightseeing Tour offered by New York city Vacation Packages. It includes an inside tour of the Statue.

Ellis Island -- The Main Building on Ellis Island is now a museum dedicated to the history of immigration. Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million steamship passengers who entered the United States through the port of New York were legally and medically inspected at Ellis Island. You can trace your family’s roots at the American Family Immigration History Center, a family history research facility that contains records of over 22 million immigrants. To get to Ellis Island, take the Statue of Liberty Ferry.

Times Square New York City’s entertainment center. At one time seedy and home to porn movies and adult stores, it’s now the Big Apple tourist mecca. It’s lively and always crowded, just what New York is all about!

BroadwayDefinitions: 1. A street traversing the island of Manhattan. 2. A section of midtown Manhattan. 3. The Great White Way 4. The pinnacle of live entertainment. 5. An actor’s highest achievement. 6. Where the neon lights are bright. 7. “Come on along and listen to, the lullaby of Broadway. The hip hooray and ballyhoo, the lullaby of Broadway.”
GOOD TO KNOW: Many New York City hotels are within a 5 minute walk of Broadway, so you’ll be right in the center of all the action! It’s worth the extra dollars to stay in a hotel near Broadway, since you’ll save money in the long run by avoiding taxis, parking and tunnel or bridge tolls.

  Central Park – the world’s most famous park is the northern boundary of the area referred to as Midtown Manhattan. That means it’s an easy stroll to the Park from almost every midtown hotel. Central Park was created 150 years ago and the city celebrated the anniversary with a light show, exhibits, concerts and even an auction of designer park benches. There’s always something going on in the Park. Check out the Central Park Conservancy site for up-to-date information.

Rockefeller Center – extending from 5th to 7th Avenues, and from 47th to 51st Streets, Rock Center is an architectural marvel and a beehive of activity. It’s the setting for NBC’s The Today Show, the giant Christmas Tree, Radio City Music Hall, the popular ice skating rink and upscale shops. It's also home to the newly reopened Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
GOOD TO KNOW: There is a guided walking tour of Rockefeller Center that operates daily. There are also guided tours of NBC Studios and Radio City Music Hall.

Brooklyn Bridge – Believe it or not, it REALLY IS for sale. Make us an offer. At the very least, go see it. One of the world’s truly outstanding river spans, it’s not only an architectural wonder, but it’s construction had long-lasting geo-political ramifications since the bridge helped unite Manhattan with Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island to form Greater New York.

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NEW YORK CITY THEATER

New York is universally recognized as the top destination for live theater. Broadway theaters present musicals, comedies, dramas and plays. Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, as well, will delight you with a vast array of choices.
GOOD TO KNOW: There are always tickets available for even “Sold-Out” shows. You just have to know where to find them. Try New York City Vacation Packages. They often have tickets to impossible shows like Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked and Hairspray.

What’s the difference between Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theaters? Believe it or not, it has NOTHING to do with whether the theater is located on Broadway. In fact, there are only 4 theaters (Palace, Broadway, Marquis and Winter Garden) that are actually on Broadway. The rest of the so-called “Broadway Theaters” are on side streets. The designation is simply based on the size of the theater:

  • Theaters with 700 or more seats are called Broadway Theaters

  • Theaters with 100-699 are designated as Off-Broadway, and

  • Theaters with under 100 seats are known as Off-Off Broadway.

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NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING

There are several ways to sightsee in the Big Apple. Your choice of options should depend upon the time that you have, your familiarity with the City and even how much money you want to spend.

GUIDED MOTORCOACH TOURS

Two companies that operate guided and narrated bus tours of New York City are Gray Line New York and New York Visions (who also operate as Harlem Spirituals). Some of their offerings include

  • New York Vision’s New York New York ˝ day sightseeing of Manhattan. The tour operates from 9:30am to 1:30pm Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Gray Line New York’s Manhattan Comprehensive full day tour of Manhattan includes a 1 hour cruise past the Statue of Liberty, lunch and admission to the United Nations Tour. This bus tour operates daily departing at 9am.

  • Harlem Spiritual’s Harlem Gospel Tour is one of our personal favorites. Operating on Wednesdays and Sundays, it not only includes a tour through the neighborhoods of Harlem, it also includes a Sunday gospel worship service (gospel choir on Wednesdays).

  • Both Gray Line and New York Visions operate night tours as well, featuring breathtaking skyline scenery.

HOP-ON HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOURS

These tours offer you more flexibility to visit neighborhoods, attractions and sites in the City. Gray Line’s hop-on hop-off tours use new London-style double decker buses, narrated by professional tour guides. Because you can get on or off at over 40 stops in Manhattan you can visit the Empire State Building Observatory, Macy’s, Statue of Liberty, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, museums, Harlem, Central Park, Rockefeller Center … then get back on the bus and continue your tour! You can use the tour for two consecutive days (and they’ll even include a Night Tour).

SIGHTSEEING FROM THE HARBOR

Cruises around Manhattan Island offer a great way for you to see the City from a different perspective. Circle Line  has a full menu of 1-hour, 2-hour and 3-hour cruises. You’ll see the Statue of Liberty up close, and you’ll see different views of the Big Apple’s magnificent skyline, so take your camera and plenty of film!

Throughout the Spring and Summer, Circle Line has evening party and music cruises, too.

Although it’s not usually thought of as a sightseeing cruise, World Yacht Dinner Cruises do provide some fantastic views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, as well as a gourmet dinner, dancing and full bar service. Zagat Restaurant Survey says, "This romantic dinner cruise affords the best views of New York at night... it's a spectacular way to see New York or celebrate an occasion.”

SIGHTSEEING FROM THE AIR

If you think the view of New York City from the top of the Empire State Building is awesome, then just wait until you see how the Big Apple looks from the window of a FlightSeeing helicopter!

Liberty Helicopter has tours that last 5-7, 10-12 and 15-17 minutes and includes views of New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty, the Financial District, Empire State Building and even Yankee Stadium.

DOWN TO EARTH SIGHTSEEING

New York City is a collection of neighborhoods, each of which is worth exploring. The best way to really get to know an area of the City is to take one of several excellent walking tours.

The Ground Zero/ Lower Manhattan Walking Tour gives you an in-depth look at one of New York’s most historic areas. The tour departs every Saturday and Sunday from midtown Manhattan. The tour guide accompanies you by subway; for many, it’s their first experience with New York mass transportation so having an escort along makes traveling underground very easy (Subway 101). The walking tour itself visits some of the oldest and some of the most memorable sites in New York City including Wall Street, Battery Park and the former site of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, now known as Ground Zero.

SPECIALTY SIGHTSEEING

Perhaps you’ve already seen it, done it, bought the t-shirt. Visited the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, shopped at Macy’s, walked through Times Square, Central Park and Rockefeller Center – and now you’re looking for a unique New York experience. Here are some of our favorite specialized tours:

  • The Beast Speedboat Ride – It’s New York’s very own thrill ride through New York Harbor.

  • Soul Food and Jazz – Relive the Harlem of the 1920’s. Dinner and show at a local jazz club.

  • Kramer Reality Tour – the ultimate tour for Seinfeld fans as the real Kramer takes you on a bus and video tour of the New York City sights made famous on America’s #1 sitcom.

  • NBC Studio Tour – 70 minute “behind the scenes” tour including NBC History Theater, famous working studios and mini-control room.

  • On Location Tours: New York TV and Movie Sites -- Take a bus trip through TV Land to the sites of your favorite shows.

  • Sex and the City Tour -- Follow in the fancy footsteps of Carrie & Co. as they conquer New York City! Drink where they drink, shop where they shop, and gossip where they gossip.

  • Sopranos Tour -- See the shootings from the hit show on a bus tour through Sopranoland.

  • Radio City Music Hall Backstage Tour – Follow the lead of Radio City’s experienced tour guides and explore the Great Stage, and meet one of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.

  • United Nations Guided Tour – 45-minute to 1-hour tour includes information on the functions and activities of the UN and an explanation of the various exhibits, architecture and décor of the building.

EXCURSIONS OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY

If you have the time you might consider visiting Niagara Falls, West Point, Hyde Park or Washington DC.  Both Gray Line New York/Coach USA and Hudson River Day Line run tours that generally depart in the morning and return in the evening.

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NEW YORK CITY ACCOMMODATIONS

New York City has a virtual plethora (we don’t know what that word means, but we like how it sounds) of hotels and motels in every price range. The adage and caveat that “You get what you pay for” must be observed, though.

Generally speaking, hotels in the popular Theatre District are somewhat more expensive than, say, a local John’s Notell Motel in another part of the US. Consider however that a Sheraton, Marriott or Hilton in midtown Manhattan is going to be within walking distance of the best live entertainment in the world (Broadway), the best shopping avenue in the country (5th Avenue), the most famous park in the world (Central Park), the most famous skyscraper in the world (Empire State Building), the largest department store in the world (Macy’s) and the 24-hour neon glamour of Times Square.

So can you get a cheap hotel room in New York? Sure. Just beware. There are several factors that determine why a hotel room is cheap:

1.      Location. If you want to be in the middle of all that New York City has to offer, your cheap hotel room probably won’t put you there. Instead you’ll be spending money on taxis, parking and tunnel or bridge tolls. Wouldn’t you rather have a conveniently-located hotel so you can get an early start – or a late night – and still have a place to relax in between?

2.      Features and amenities. Don’t need your own private bathroom? Don’t need a doorman or security guard to make sure your temporary residence is off-limits to intruders? Don’t need someone to ask directions or get you a taxi? Don’t need heat or air conditioning? Don’t need a wake up call? Don’t need a quick cup of coffee or tea in the morning? Aha! C’mon, live it up. Spring for the private bathroom. Feel safe and secure when you finally turn in at night. Treat yourself to a good hotel. You deserve it.

3.      Age and cleanliness. These two factors don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, but they’re both important. When was the hotel last remodeled? If it was during the administration of a US President not named Bush or Clinton, beware. Shag carpeting is a giveaway.

“But really,” you might ask, “how much time will I spend in the room anyway?” “Well,” we might answer, “at least a third of your vacation!”

So how does the novice New York-bound traveler know where to stay? Here’s good advice:

GOOD TO KNOW: Check with a New York City expert like New York City Vacation Packages. They not only can make sure you’re staying where you want to be, but their prices are very good too. For a listing of Manhattan hotels, and some general information about each, click here.

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NEW YORK CITY MUSEUMS

Over 150 museums and over 900 galleries. That’s why New York City is the Museum Capital of the World. Here are some of the more popular museums in the City:

NEW YORK DINING

With over 17,000 restaurants, New York City can be intimidating for a first-time visitor. Where do I go? Will it be good? Will it be expensive? Will I be able to get a reservation? Will the waiter be nasty to me?

Here are some tips so you can enjoy your New York dining experience as much as you’ll enjoy the rest of the City:

BREAKFAST: If your normal routine is “grab a cup of coffee and a Danish” then you’ll be right at home in New York City. Almost every block in midtown Manhattan has a deli or food store with lots of Danish, croissants, bagels and muffins. Don’t be shy. Order what you want, toasted or untoasted, with or without butter or margarine, “to go” or “for here.” Just understand that when you order a “regular coffee” in New York, it comes with milk and sugar.

If you’re looking for a more substantial breakfast, try your hotel or the local delis (the delis will be cheaper). We have our favorites. Among them is the Café Edison (aptly renamed by theater patrons as the "Polish Tea Room") at the Hotel Edison on 47th between Broadway and 8th Ave.

WEEKEND BRUNCH: There are several to choose from, including

World Yacht Cruises

Langan’s Restaurant & Bar

LUNCH: Grab a hot dog or knish from a street vendor. It’s a very N’ Yawk thing to do. Another truly New York experience is one of the famous delis, like Carnegie Deli, Stage Deli, 2nd Ave Deli, Artie's Deli or Katz’s Deli.

Lunchtime is also a good time to experience many popular restaurants that might otherwise be either too crowded or too expensive for dinner. Best bet is to ask your hotel concierge for suggestions. Some of our favorites for a full 3-course (appetizer, salad, dessert) lunch include

We also could suggest that you roam the block of 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, known as Restaurant Row. Many restaurants there have lunch specials including some very tempting price fixe menus.

Other less-expensive alternatives include

  • Lindys, with 3 locations in midtown. Home of world-famous New York cheesecake.

  • Charley O’s, located in the heart of the Theater District – perfect for pre-theatre lunch.

  • Crown Gourmet Deli, on the corner of Broadway and 52nd Street.

DINNER: So many choices, so little time. It’s said that a New Yorker can eat in a different restaurant each meal for his/her entire life and never go to the same place twice (although we don’t know anyone who actually tried).

We’ll try to help you limit your choices and provide some hints for you.

Pre-Theatre Dinners: If your plans include an evening show (most start at 8pm) then you should plan on eating at 6pm. Theatre District restaurants understand that patrons have show tickets, but the restaurants do get crowded between 6:30 and 7:45. Many restaurants, particularly those on Restaurant Row (46th between 8th & 9th Avenues) have price fixe dinners. Another Theatre District favorite of ours is Langan’s Restaurant & Bar on 47th just east of Broadway.

Special Cuisines: From Afghan to Vietnamese, and everything in between, choices are endless. Some popular choices:

  • Italian – there’s nothing like Little Italy, as long as you have the time to travel by taxi from midtown (20 minutes, about $10-$12 each way). Authentic family-owned restaurants line Mulberry Street. You can eat inside or outside.  In midtown, there are Italian restaurants galore including Trattoria del Arte on 7th Ave across from Carnegie Hall; Alfredo of Rome, 49th & 5th Ave;  Barbetta on Restaurant Row; and Patsy’s Italian Restaurant on 56th St.

  • Steak – The usual “big city” chains are present, like Ruth’s Chris and Morton’s. Our favorites, though, are local institutions like Broadway Joe Steakhouse and Gallagher’s Steak House.

  • Asian – New York’s Chinatown (taxi from midtown 20 minutes, about $10 each way) is the largest Chinatown in the United States - and the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. It’s hard to find any better Asian food (Cantonese, Szechuan, Shanghai, Suzhou, Vietnamese and Malaysian) anywhere in the US than in Chinatown. Check out Chinatown Online for restaurant listings. In midtown, try Ruby Foo’s at Times Square for their Chinese, Japanese and sushi choices. Our favorite for Thai food is Pongsri on 48th Street.

  • Soul Food and Southern Cooking – It’s worth a trip to Harlem (subway or taxi) for Sylvia’s and Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too. In midtown try B. Smiths on Restaurant Row.

  • Kosher – Try Shallot’s New York for Glatt kosher fine dining, Il Patrizio on East 63rd for kosher Italian and Le Marais for kosher French.

  • Diners and American Casual – We rarely spend a weekend in the City without visiting Brooklyn Diner on W. 57th St. or their new location in Times Square. Excellent food, fair prices (for midtown), fast service. White tablecloths and a wine list – not your typical diner! We also suggest Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Broadway, a true retro 50’s diner with a singing waitstaff. You might also try Charley O’s in Shubert Alley.

  • Russian – The Russian Tea Room is back and the FireBird Restaurant is still a local favorite.

  • Romantic  In the Theatre District, it’s hard to beat the view at The View high atop the Marriott Marquis, or the new restaurant in the New York Renaissance Hotel. Our favorite, though, is the World Yacht Dinner Cruise, sailing nightly. It’s world-class cuisine and world-class scenery.

For a list of our favorites, take a look here.

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NEW YORK CITY FOR KIDS

As I sat in New York's Nederlander Theatre waiting for the musical Rent to begin, I knew my 16-year old daughter Marley was extremely excited about seeing *N Sync's Joey Fatone live on stage. Just a year earlier, she and I had camped out overnight at Rockefeller Plaza so she could see her favorite group perform for The Today Show.

 Fatone has matured from boy-band to movies to the Broadway stage. So has my daughter. It wasn't the presence of her pop idol that was captured in her mind. It was the storyline and the music of Rent, a long-running show with undercurrents of homosexuality, Aids and other subjects Dads don't always like to talk about with their 16-year old daughters.

 This day and this musical were special to me, more so than the conventional Cats or Grease or Blue Man Group, which we'd also seen. This day marked the transformation from childhood to adulthood. Not for Joey Fatone. Nor for Marley. For me.

 Theatre has a way of doing that. So does travel. You take your child to a show, a concert, an historic site. Then have lunch or dinner and a stroll or a drive back to your hotel, all the while talking about what you've just experienced. Each event gives parents a unique opportunity to discuss some of life's broader issues -- issues you don't have time to focus on when everyone is rushing to school, to soccer practice, to the office. These travel moments, which challenge your emotions and change your life in some small way, can happen in New York, Chicago, LA...or in your own hometown. You simply need to be aware of the wonderful possibilities they offer.

Seeing Rent was no doubt a memorable time for my daughter. For me, an epiphany. I'm not the father of a kid anymore.

New York City can be a rewarding experience, not only for parents but for children as well. Sure, there are playgrounds, parks and zoos. There are also interactive museums, the bright lights of Times Square, a real aircraft carrier, famous sports venues, subway and taxi thrill rides,  parades, street fairs, tunnels and bridges and statues and skyscrapers and boat rides and toy stores and shows … oh my!

KID-FRIENDLY HOTELS

Most New York City hotels welcome families. Understand, though, that standard hotel rooms in New York typically only accommodate a maximum of 4 people in a room, so larger families must either opt for a suite or two rooms. There’s never a guarantee that the two rooms will be adjoining or connecting, so we prefer a suite at the Doubletree Guest Suites on Times Square or the Embassy Suites New York in Lower Manhattan. These suites will accommodate up to six people and have mini-kitchenettes in each unit so you can stock the small refrigerator with milk, soda, etc.

Also, it’s important to note that most hotel rooms in New York are rather small. Real estate prices being what they are in midtown Manhattan, every square inch of space is dear and rooms are constructed accordingly. Therefore hotels will usually only put one rollaway bed in a room.

Other recommended hotels include the Sheraton Manhattan and the Crowne Plaza Manhattan. Both are in the Times Square area and both have indoor pools. The Marriott Marquis is also another good choice, as much for its glass elevators and spectacular atrium lobby as for its central Times Square location. Another favorite of ours is the Novotel New York Hotel, located just steps from Broadway and near Times Square. It’s a less-expensive alternative to other midtown hotels and its 7th floor lobby restaurant has incredible views of the Times Square glitter. All of these hotels accommodate 4 people in a room.

SIGHTSEEING WITH KIDS

As important as WHAT TO SEE is HOW TO SEE IT. Although Manhattan is a rather small and walkable island, spending your time trying to figure out how to get from Point A to Point B (or worse yet, getting caught in traffic) can spoil an otherwise fun day.

Also, following a strenuous adventure with a relaxing interlude will pay dividends. Here are some daily itinerary ideas:

  • Morning visit to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum on 42nd Street. Spend 2 hours or so walking through the hands-on and up-close exhibits, most of which will be familiar to kids age 8 and up. Afterwards, walk about two blocks to the huge Toys R Us (44th & Broadway), then have lunch at the nearby Planet Hollywood (45th & Broadway). For a relaxing afternoon, take a Circle Line 3-hour sightseeing cruise around Manhattan (go by taxi to their 42nd St. & 12th Ave pier). An evening Broadway show like Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, or Blue Man Group (off-Broadway) will end an unforgettable day for Dad, Mom and the kids!

  • 2-Day Itinerary:

Day One: See all the major sights of the City by boarding the Downtown Gray Line New York double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus at 8th Ave between 47th & 48th Streets. Your narrator/tour guide will describe the sights of Times Square and the Garment District before you get off the bus at the Empire State Building. Take the elevator to the Observatory to get an amazing view of New York City.

Re-board the next bus and continue through the Lower Manhattan neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho and Chinatown until you get to Battery Park. Get off the bus and walk towards the water to get a great view of the Statue of Liberty. When you get back on the bus you’ll find your next stop is South Street Seaport, a great place to have lunch and do a bit of shopping.
The tour will continue through the historic Lower East Side and East Village, past the United Nations (where you can get off and take the brief 1-hour tour for an additional cost) to Rockefeller Center, Central Park and on to the Hudson River pier.

Day Two: Kids and parents should enjoy today’s Uptown hop-on hop-off tour as it heads past Lincoln Center and Central Park. You’ll see stately apartment buildings occupied by New York’s Rich and Famous, including The Dakota, where John Lennon lived and Yoko Ono still does. You might get off the bus here to walk a short distance into Central Park to Strawberry Fields, Yoko’s memorial to John.
The next stop is a must-see – the American Museum of Natural History, with its Hall of Ocean Life featuring a 94-foot blue whale, the Rose Center for Earth and Space offering the popular Space Show and Hayden Planetarium, and the famous dinosaur halls. By the way, your kids might be interested in looking at the Museum’s web site for kids.

GOOD TO KNOW: You can get FREE ADMISSION to the Museum if you purchase a complete New York City vacation from New York City Vacation Packages.

The tour continues past other sites in uptown Manhattan including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb (guess who’s buried there) until reaching Harlem. It’s worth getting off the bus to walk around this area rich in the history of American music, dance and literature. Don’t miss the Apollo Theatre, which has showcased talent for almost 70 years, or the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, full of traditional African crafts.

As the tour returns to midtown you will pass the famous Museum Mile, home to some of the City’s top museums and galleries. If you still have time and energy you can disembark at 65th Street and 5th Avenue for a stroll into Central Park and its Zoo.

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BUYING A VACATION

It can be a nightmare to plan a vacation to New York City. There are so many hotel choices and sightseeing options; Broadway shows are sometimes sold out months in advance; dining reservations can be a chore. The easiest and most stress-free way is to find a travel agent or tour company that specialized in the Big Apple.

  • New York City Vacation Packages is unique because they are the largest independent tour company specializing in New York City. You can book your vacation directly with them (http://www.nyctrip.com/ or 877 692-8747) or with your travel agent (who receives a commission from them so there’s no difference in price). They offer hotel accommodations throughout Manhattan, and represent virtually every Broadway show (and they have tickets to otherwise sold-out shows like The Lion King, Wicked, Jersey Boys and Hairspray) and sightseeing organization in New York City. They also have specially-priced dining arrangements with many popular Big Apple restaurants and will make advance dining reservations for you. They can even book a discounted flight for you on US Airways, AirTran Airways or JetBlue Airways. Their packages include some free features, like free admission to the Empire State Building Observatory and the Museum of Natural History.

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