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

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Exclusive Party and Vacation Package

New in NYC!!!! Check out this great New York City Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Vacation customized by local NYC vacation experts. The package includes Manhattan hotel, Exclusive Insider’s Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Party, Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (or many other choices) and much more. The exclusive […]

All the Way Broadway Play
All the Way Broadway Play | Bryan Cranston Plays Lyndon B Johnson

Bryan Cranston, the Golden Globe® and three-time Emmy Award®-winning star of “Breaking Bad,” makes his Broadway debut in an electrifying portrayal of one of the most controversial, ambitious and exciting presidents of the 20th century, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Hero. Bully. President. He played whatever part it took to win […]

NY Yankees Tickets
New York Yankee Tickets and Schedule 2014 | Cheap Half Price Baseball

There are plenty of options for getting New York Yankee Tickets to see our 2009 World Series Champions and 2012 AL East Champions in action. This year, make sure to catch Derek Jeter’s Farewell Tour as well as welcome our newest Yankees, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury. Check the full Yankee […]

New York City Statue of Liberty Guided Tours
New York City Statue of Liberty Guided Tours

The most exclusive tickets in NYC are Statue of Liberty tickets for INSIDE the Statue of Liberty Museum and until recently, there was only ONE way to get this reservation, directly through State Cruises. But now there is a great alternative, Guided Escorted Statue of Liberty Tours. Get your private escort, […]

New York City Events May
New York City May Events Activities and Things to Do Calendar 2014

New York City Events May 2014 include Cher and Lady Gaga in concert, Ninth Avenue Food Festival, Fleet Week, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Five Boro Bike Tour, Today Show Concerts, Good Morning America Concert Series, Cinco de Mayo, and so much more. The New York […]

NYC One Day Tours
NYC One Day Tours

How much can you see on NYC One Day Tours? A lot of New York City actually! An ideal New York vacation requires a week or more, but I’m well aware some of you are just joining us for a day. So, if you are looking to see the best […]

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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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Monthly Events in New York City

NYC Broadway Show Guide

Which is the BEST New York City Discount Pass?

New York City Attractions Pass Compared. Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass? Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Pass Discounts for your NYC vacation.

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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, 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


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.

Map of Manhattan and NYC Subway Map

The NYC Insider Printable Map and Guide

Manhattan Neighborhood Maps

New York City Vacation Packages

NYC Vacation Packages offer you plenty of AFFORDABLE customized tour packages to suit your vacation time, budget and interests. The best part is they do ALL the planning for you and let you customize your trip exactly the way you want! Plus, you’ll have all your tickets and itineraries in hand before you visit!

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Thanksgiving Vacation

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Christmas Vacations

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July 4th Fireworks

All New York City Vacation Packages include Manhattan Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Planning Help and more.

New York City – What is Where?

Upper West Side

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park


Midtown West/ Hell’s Kitchen

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Empire State Building

Times Square/Broadway

Madame Tussaud Wax Museum, New York Broadway Shows

Fashion/Garment District




Meatpacking District

The Highline, Ground Zero Museum Workshop

West Village




Tribeca/Battery Park City


Financial District/Wall Street

Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero Memorial



Little Italy


Lower East Side

Tenement Museum

Greenwich Village/ NoHo


East Village


Union Square/Flatiron District


Midtown East

Top of the Rock, FAO Schwartz, Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, The Plaza Hotel, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station

Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Frick

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.

My 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 double decker 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.

New York City Skyline at DuskThe NYC Insider Guide shows you the best New York City Street Map and NYC Subway Map, discount NYC hotels from $25 night, how to get tickets to see our Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets, where to find shopping bargains, and so much more.

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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