New York City Travel Guide

…the Insider Guide

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To the NYC Insider Guide, a New York City Travel Guide created by a fourth-generation lifelong New Yorker.

 

Planning a vacation is always fun, but in a place like New York City, with SO MUCH to see, do, tour, shop and eat – you want to make sure to do everything you can during your New York City Vacation.

That is no easy feat, even for those of us who have lived in New York City our entire lives.

Consider me your very own NYC Insider to help you make the most of your NYC vacation, find our hidden treasures and advise you on the best New York City events, tours and attractions. I’ll also show you tons of discounts and coupons, how to see Museums for free and so much more!

 


Latest NYC Events and News

Fall Activities in New York City
Fall Activities in New York City | Culture, Costume, Celebrities

What a great guest post on the best fall activities in New York City! You’ll want to see Stephen’s top picks including, Opera, Ballet, Fall Foliage, Film Festivals, Halloween and Costumes, Celebrities on Broadway, apple picking, wine tours and much more!

The River Broadway Play Starring Hugh Jackman
The River Broadway Play Starring Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman –  Broadway legend, movie Super Hero and all around talent extraordinaire joins us this winter on Broadway, starring in The River, a spellbinding new limited engagement play, (October 31, 2014 – January 25, 2014). A remote fishing cabin, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. The River asks: when […]

Manolo Blahnik NYC Sample Sale
Manolo Blahnik NYC Sample Sale TODAY!

Surprise!! We just found out the Manolo Blahnik sample sale started at 9am this morning.  As usual, shoes start at $100, at the Warwick Hotel, 65 W 54th Street (6th Ave). Cash only.

Halloween Half Price Tickets
Halloween Events – Half Price Tickets

There’s still time to get tons of discount tickets to various Halloween activities all over New York City. Whether you seek adults only or family friendly, check our insider guide to huge Halloween discounts. Costume parties, haunted houses, party cruises, off Broadway and Broadway shows, haunted pumpkin gardens, masquerade balls, […]

You Can't Take It With You Broadway Comedy
You Can’t Take It With You Broadway Comedy Starring James Earl Jones

Called the “original Modern Family,” this comedy play follows the freethinking Sycamore family and mayhem that ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. (August 26, 2014-January 4, 2015). Some discount tickets are still available, so make sure to catch the amazing […]

The Soul of Élégiaque - InterHarmony Concert Series
Carnegie Hall InterHarmony Concert Series

InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the first in a series of three concerts on November 6, 2014 at 8PM at the Weill Recital Hall. Cellist Misha Quint, founder of IIMF, and other distinguished artists perform works spanning two centuries and three continents on the theme of musical immortality with works […]

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New York City Travel Guide 2014

Follow our New York City Travel Guide to book your trip and get New York City Insider tips, free maps, where to spend and save your money, secret ways of getting discounts and most importantly, what to book NOW so you don’t miss out! Or feel free to browse some of the most popular New York CityTravel Guide pages below.

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New York City Activities

New York City Tourist Attractions include the typical Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Museums of Modern Art and Natural History, Central Park and so much more. Some of our newer attractions include the 9-11 Memorial Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Times Square. But, do you also know you can have a martini and listen to classical music at a Museum? Or eat Chinese food while looking at the Statue of Liberty? Come enjoy NYC like a local….

New York City Tourist Attractions
Tourist Attractions

New York City Museums
Museums

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Tours


New York City Savings Guide

There are New York City Coupons and Discounts available for almost everything one can do in NYC! The New York City travel guide reveals ALL our local steals and deals…

New York City Coupons
Coupons and Discounts

Half Price Broadway Tickets
Half Price Broadway Tickets

New York City Bus Tours
$5 off New York City Bus Tours


New York City Maps, Subways and Getting Around

Check out all of our FREE printable maps and explore every NYC neighborhood. The NYC Printable Map Guide Book is a downloadable guide with printable maps, museum free days, central park map, attraction costs, subway map and more. Get the FREE Mini guide or the full NYC Insider I-Guide.

New York City Street Map
Map of Manhattan and NYC Subway Map

New York City Printable Map Guide
The NYC Insider Printable Map and Guide

NYC Neighborhood Map Guide
Manhattan Neighborhood Maps


Manhattan Weekly Newsletter

Manhattan Weekly brings you the latest on NYC, Events, discounts, specials, Broadway and more. New subscribers to our Weekly newsletter receive a free NYC Insider Mini Guide. If your trip is several months away, this a great way to start getting a feel for the City, when tickets are going on sale to big events, which stores are having sales and more.


New York City Skyline at DuskMy favorite world travel experiences are always when I have a local guiding me before or during my trip. We all love to have recommendations from someone we know and trust before we hop on that plane (and if you don’t know me, yet, feel free to learn more). Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.

If you come to NYC, stay in a Times Square hotel, jump on a Hop On Hop Off New York City Bus Tour, go only to the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, well, you may actually never run into another New Yorker. And you certainly won’t get to experience some of the most amazing things this city has to offer. I hope to be able to show you how do it all – see our world-famous and historical attractions, while also experiencing some of our local culture.


Don’t believe a word of the hype – we are some of the most diverse, friendliest, smartest and fun people you will ever meet. I mean that wholeheartedly – it takes me almost 30 minutes to walk the two blocks to the subway, because I’m always saying hello to my neighbors, doormen, shoe guy, manicurist, bartender, dry cleaner, deli, gym…and that’s all on my block!

New York City Checker Cab

Mom and Cousin on my Uncle’s Checker Cab scanned photo circa 1950

I love this city so much and nothing makes me happier than when you love it, too. Please enjoy my insider tips, the kinds of things you discover only when you have hundreds of friends and family members and our collective prior generations passing down “insider” information.

I have no connections with the New York City tourism and travel industry, so all the information on this site is genuine. I will never recommend anything unless I’m absolutely confident it’s the best (and by my and NYC standards, that’s pretty high!). Please enjoy all the real information from a real person who lives here.

I can’t wait to show you some of my favorites.

Thank you for visiting the NYC Insider Guide …welcome to our city and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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