New York City Guide
You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide
. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide
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New York is an expensive place to live, and it can be an even more expensive place to visit unless you can find a New York City hotel that's affordable. In order to make your stay as comfortable and inexpensive as possible, you’ll want to do some online shopping around for a hotel that allows you to enjoy your visit to the Big Apple in the best way possible.
- In the outer boroughs, you’ll pay less for hotels, enjoy more quiet surroundings, and possibly uncover hidden New York gems. (And don’t forget your options in New Jersey, either!)
- Look on craigslist.org to see if subletting someone’s house or apartment is a viable option for you, especially during the holidays. This can often be cheaper, and more comfortable, than a hotel.
For general hotel information and search tools …
I Love New York
is the state’s official tourism site and has info not only on where to stay in the city, but in other parts of the state as well.
has “Tips For Saving On Your Hotel Room” that will prove handy for the traveler on a budget.
For choosing a hotel by neighborhood …
has an interactive map that can help you locate a hotel based on the neighborhood in which you’d like to stay. Choose from the neighborhoods on the left, and then watch as you get a list of hotels along with their locations charted on the map.
For some “best of” hotel lists …
has a list of the “Top 10 New York hotels,” arranged according to the type of guest (for example, “For cheapskates who’d rather spend money shopping” or “For aspiring writers”).
Condé Nast Traveller
offers some recommendations on places to stay in New York City. This detailed list includes the advantages of each hotel’s location as well as common (and not-so-common) amenities. Note that the list really isn’t meant for the budget traveler—some of these hotels run on the spendy side.
For the traveler on a budget …
New York Magazine
has a list of the “Best Hotels at $150 or Less” that includes cheap sleeps in Manhattan and a few in Brooklyn.
is much like other social networking sites in that you create a profile and can make friends on the site. It differs, however, in its purpose—to connect travelers with couches and new friends. Offer your couch to other travelers, or look for a couch to sleep on. Still have questions? Read the FAQ
is an international network of hosts and travelers who want to experience different cultures and meet new people. For a moderate fee, travelers can spend two nights with a host in the United States, getting to know both host and city.
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