New York City
New York City, the city that never sleeps. A metropolitan world city for hundreds of years and one of the world’s most impressive destinations. Here we share our best New York tips.
Cool things to do in New York City
A really quick way to get to know the city is to take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour.
Central Park is not only the world’s best known park, it’s also a tourist destination in itself. Rub shoulders with New Yorkers on the Mall or have a meal at one of the restaurants in the park. Or simply bring a picnic and spend a few hours.
If you’re traveling to New York with your teenagers, check out our ideas for visiting New York with teens.
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In winter time, there’s a wide range of ice skating rinks in New York.
Eating and drinking in New York City
The 24-hour french bistro L’Express is a staple of Manhattan nightlife and the last resort for many New York mid-town clubbers.
If you’ve been out late the night before, a brunch is exactly what’s needed. We like Cucina Italiana Paprika in New York’s East Village.
For those with luxurious tastes in chocolate, try Debauve et Gallais on Madison Avenue.
Rest your head in New York City
New York hotels are notoriously expensive, quite often reaching $300 or more per night. And that’s when you can find a room anywhere near Manhattan.
On our last trip and with a stroke of luck, we found the best and cheapest hotel in Manhattan on our New York trip: The Carlton Arms Hotel. For some other budget options, check into these hotels and hostels:
Resources to plan a New York City visit
NewYorkology.com is the best website out there when it comes to things New York.
Moleskin produces a great New York City guidebook which you mostly fill in yourself with your newfound favorites. The guidebooks include a New York City map and detail maps, and of course a Metro map as well. There are tabbed sections for Food: places, legends, recipes; Drinks: bars, wineries, stories; Sleep: places, dreams, adventures; People: names, faces, encounters; Places: info, shopping, art, and books, movies, music.
- Buy a Moleskine City Notebook for New York City from Amazon.com
- Buy this Moleskine from Amazon.co.uk
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The Carlton Arms Hotel, New York
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A walk in Central Park, New York
L'Express, french bistro in New York
Cucina Italiana Paprika, New York
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NewYorkology.com - a great New York resource