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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!

Open, Closed, Explore NYC FREE, Help NYC

The Coronavirus has impacted the globe in a way we haven't seen for years. Here we provide all the updates we know, how you can explore NYC safely from home, what's open and closed, how you can help and much more. Plus, MAJOR NYC bargains you can steal right now with NO risk.

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Open, Closed, Explore NYC FREE, Help NYC The Coronavirus has impacted the globe in a way we haven't seen for years....

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Watch Broadway Shows Online FREE!!!! While we are all staying put and being SAFE, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy...

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The new "Rent" with Brazilian Beats In The Heights - Lin-Manuel Miranda's First Broadway Musical Some of you may not have heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda until...

New York City Events April 2020

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NYC April Events and Activities Calendar New York City Events April 2020 include Elton John, Josh Groban, Tribeca Film Festival, NY Auto Show...

Things To Do in New York in April

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Best April New York City Activities The best Things To Do in New York in April include cheering on any of 7 sports teams, exploring...

NYC Concerts Shows April 2020

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Concerts, Shows, Music Calendar NYC Concerts Shows April 2020 (used to) include Elton John, Billy Joel, Josh Groban, tons of comedy...
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Billy Joel at MSG

Frozen Broadway Musical

Frozen Broadway Musical

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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....

Macys Thanksgiving Parade Hotel 2020

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Best NYC Hotels and Packages on New 6th Ave Route The best 2020 Macys Thanksgiving Parade Hotels are along the parade route and offer views...

Half Price Broadway Tickets

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...and Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets, Knicks Getting half price Broadway tickets and discount New York Yankees tickets is easy, but it's a trade off: time,...
Broadway Musical Wicked Review

Wicked Broadway Musical

Frozen Broadway Musical

Frozen Broadway Musical

Hamilton Broadway Musical

Hamilton Broadway Musical

Frozen Broadway Musical

Broadway Shows for Kids

Harry Potter on Broadway

Harry Potter on Broadway

Aladdin Broadway Musical

Aladdin Broadway Musical

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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NY Explorer Pass
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NYC Printable Guides

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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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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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