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

NYC Insider Guide Melissa


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!

Explore this 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!

New York City Events February 2020

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NYC February Events and Activities Calendar New York City Events February 2020 are full of sports, concerts, shows and special events, like Lunar (Chinese) New...

NYC Concerts Shows February 2020

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Concerts, Shows, Music Calendar NYC Concerts Shows February 2020 include Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, The Eagles, Chance the...

February Things to do with Kids in New York

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NYC Events Activities Calendar for Kids There are lots of great February things to do with kids in New York. The February New York Events...

New York City Events March 2020

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NYC March Events and Activities Calendar New York City Events March 2020 include Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Billie Eilish and Jerry Seinfeld shows, Sarah Jessica...

Things To Do in New York in March

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Best March New York City Activities The best Things To Do in New York in March range from huge March Madness and St. Patrick's Day...

NYC Concerts Shows March 2020

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Concerts, Shows, Music Calendar NYC Concerts Shows March 2020 are packed with such amazing talent!!!! Jerry Seinfeld, Celine Dion, Billie Eilish,...

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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....

July 4th in New York City 2020 Fireworks

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Fireworks, Boat Cruise, Festivals, BBQ, Rooftops July 4th in New York City is amazing! The weather is almost always wonderful and our July 4th celebrations,...

Frozen Broadway Musical

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With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen Broadway Musical is the timeless...

NYC Travel Guide and Vacation Planner

Feel free to browse some of the most popular New York City Vacation Planner pages below or head straight to the complete New York City Travel Guide.

Save with a New York City Pass

Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Pass Discounts for your NYC vacation. Unbiased reviews of the New York City Sightseeing Passes. Which is the BEST – NY Sightseeing Pass, New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York CityPASS?

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NYC Sightseeing Pass

The New York Pass
New York City Pass Discounts

  • Includes 100 tours and attractions
  • Choose 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Days
  • Digital or Physical Pass
  • New York Pass

NY Explorer Pass
New York City Explorer Pass

NYC Printable Guides

Download over 100 pages of NYC maps, information and recommendations in less than 5 minutes! Our NYC Insider Printable Map Guide Book, Travel Planner and Bonus Map Guides include organized, easy to follow, color coded guides, detailed maps of every neighborhood, weekly chart of Free Museum Days and Times and free weekly neighborhood tours, Best of NYC Categories and lists by ALL native New Yorkers. Download everything you need to know NYC Like a Pro and make the most of your NYC vacation.

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

The information provided is exactly what we were looking for to be able to plan our trip this year to NYC!! We are over the moon at all the information and maps we received. Our excitement has grown exponentially since we got our info. Thank you for the thoroughness of your guides! Well worth it! - Odette (March 2019)

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Manhattan Neighborhood Map

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See our complete Manhattan Neighborhood Map and Guides

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Broadway Shows NYC

List of Broadway Shows NYC

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Top Picks for Broadway Tickets

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New York City Shopping Guides

New York City Shopping

Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks, Marathon finish line and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.

NYC Hotels by Type

NYC offers hotels of every type you can imagine. Boutique hotels with cool features like pools, rooftops and gyms, to suite hotels which are more comfortable for families or those who want more apartment-type lodging, to cheap budget hotels with bunk beds, check out our top choices appealing to all budgets and tastes.

NYC Hotels by Amenity

Turn your NYC stay into your home away from home with our amazing hotel amenities. Get an in-room jacuzzi tub to soothe after a long day of sightseeing, check into a hotel with an amazing rooftop to watch our skyline twinkle at you while sipping a cocktail and dive into the nooks and crannies of Central Park with a free bike. We've hand picked all the best of the best - the places where New Yorkers check into for a stay-cation.

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NYC Hotels By Attraction - I Want To Be Near...

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How to Save on Hotels in New York City

Check out all our tips and dozens of promo codes to help save on NYC Hotels. Whether you are visiting NYC on a budget, or just looking to save a little on luxury, we share all our insight on How to Save on Hotels in New York City.

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Why You Will Love New York City

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 or train (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.

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NYC Skyline at Dusk

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.

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About the Insider New York City Travel Guide


New York City Checker Cab
Mom and Cousin on my Uncle's Checker Cab
(scanned photo - circa 1950)


Don't believe a word of the hype - we are some of the most diverse, friendy, smart 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!

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!

NYC Insider Guide Melissa

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