The vibrant capital of New York state, the island of New York City is the most populated and diverse area in the country. World famous monuments, high skyscrapers, little charming parks, one of the best shopping and restaurants in the world are all waiting for you in the "Big Apple".
Below you will find a list of things to do and attractions, as well as travel statistics on comparison shopping, vacation planning and themes, and some lodging alternatives.
Featured in countless movies and photographs, New York City skyline is without doubt the most famous and breathtaking panorama of the world. Starting at the busy financial district with its famous Wall Street, going through Enchanting Little Italy and trendy Greenwich Village, hectic and always crowded bright Times Square and finally finishing with the relaxing lush nature of Central Park, New York City will provide you with all kinds of emotions and experiences in one day!
While staying at a NYC hotel, do not miss the powerful Empire State building located at midtown on Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. This 1250-foot tall legendary building stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years and is now an excellent observation point for tourists. Climb the Empire State and admire breathtaking views of the whole New York City and neighboring states.
Located between the 42 and 47 streets is the biggest intersection in New York, Times Square. Bright animated commercials, huge television screens and numerous restaurants and brand stores have made this place an icon of New York City. Nearby Broadway theatres are a must-see on your list. Pick from a wide variety of Broadway live shows and your New York City family vacation.
After the whole day of sightseeing, Central Park will be the perfect place for you to relax. Nestled in the middle of New York City, lush Central Park is home to unlimited activities, sports and events. Regardless of the season, you will always see people jogging, walking and having lunch on the Central Park's hospitable grounds. While in the park, make sure to visit "The Met", Metropolitan Museum of Art, home to world's art masterpieces and spectacular exhibitions. Located around the Central Park you will also find The Guggenheim and The Museum of Natural history, although it is better to devote one full day for visiting those.
There is no better way of visiting New York City than by walking. Start your tour at downtown New York City and visit Wall Street with its famous New York City Stock Exchange. Just around the corner, on Broadway you will see beautiful gothic Trinity Church with surrounding churchyard full of monuments from American history. On your way out, take a look at the famous Wall Street Bull which symbolizes prosperity and financial optimism. Going south you will find leafy Battery Park, a perfect place to sit down and relax while looking at the Hudson River. You can also take a ferry and visit popular tourist sites - Staten and Ellis Islands featuring The Statue of Liberty and The Immigration Museum - once "a gate to the freedom".
Brooklyn Bridge is without doubt the most famous and spectacular bridge in New York City. Stunning during the day and sparkling at night, Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most photographed attractions in the city. It is also one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States and stretches for almost 6,000 feet connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn. Cross the bridge to Manhattan and visit the nearby South Street Seaport, a beautiful Pier with numerous shops and restaurants.
Stats on New York City revealed that 75 percent of the travelers who inquired on New York City vacation rentals showed interest in comparison shopping, by accepting to receive offers from vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels. 50 percent were also interested in receiving offers from nearby destinations including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City.
New York City is also a popular romantic destination with 55% of the travelers’ inquiries from parties of 2 adults. 27% from families with children, 5% from people traveling alone, and 13% from people planning family reunions and larger groups with 4 or more adults and children.
50% plan their vacations with 3 of more months in advance. 35% plan their vacation 1-2 months in advance, and 15% plan their vacation within 30 days prior to arrival (last minute).
In these troubled economic times, most travelers are looking for comparison shopping among different lodging choices before decide where to stay.
For example, below there are two great lodging options to explore:
New York City Vacation Apartment: Theatre District, Times Square , Luxury Building Vacation Rental. (3 New York City studio apartments in the same building) When only the best customer service will do, this is definitely your New York City vacation apartment. From your very first inquiry until the end of your stay, I will make sure that your experience in my apartment is 5-Star - Excellent Customer Service is how I operate - You may email or call me for anything and I will be there for you. In-House property management service that offers any assistance/Maintenance that you may need during your stay. I have 3 New York City studio apartments in the same building that sleep up to 4 people in each. Experience city living at its best!. For more information and pictures, please log into property ID#200191 at rentalo.com.
New York City Bed and Breakfast: Whether coming to New York City on a weekend getaway, a New York City vacation or a shop till you drop holiday, the perfect choice for New York City accommodations may be at Tony's Place, located in the upper west side on a tree lined street. This is where anyone looking to be apart of New York City and its culture would visit and be carried away by the ambiance and energetic vibes that reside here. When you visit Tony's Place you will step into the past as six stately and well appointed rooms take you into the lives of previous owners and occupants. For more info and photos, please visit rentalo.com, property ID#28312.
Originally posted 2011-06-04 10:08:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter