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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 September 2018

NYC September Events and Activities Calendar New York City Events September 2018 include the US Tennis Open, San...

Things To Do In New York In September

Best September New York City Activities There are some amazing things to do in New York in September, just as the summer is behind ...

NYC Concerts Shows September 2018

Concerts, Shows, Music Calendar NYC Concerts Shows September 2018 star Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Alice Cooper, Jethro Tull, James...

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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 Hotels in Manhattan

New hotels in Manhattan give you access to crisp sheets, new linens, towels, restaurants, rooftops and more before anyone else gets to...

Halloween in New York City

Costume Parties, Haunted Houses, Parade Halloween in New York City is so much fun for both adults AND kids! The New York Halloween Parade in...

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 – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass?

New York CityPASS - 6 Top Attractions

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New York Pass - 1 to 10 Days, 80+ Attractions Included

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ALL Included - Compare New York Pass Options

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FREE Download Comparison Chart

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New York City Go Select Card - Build Your Own NY Pass

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Explorer Pass - Pick the Number of Attractions - Choose Which as You Go

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Where to Stay during Summer in New York City

Summer is the perfect time to check into one of our hotels with free bicycles, an awesome roofdeck or a pool. Take advantage of the many free perks offered by NYC hotels to help you get the best city views, relax at the end of a long sightseeing day, explore more of NYC and dive into the nooks and crannies of New York City you can't see any other way!



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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New York City Deals and Coupons


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...

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

This guide is incredible! I wish I had found it months ago. I like that it has suggested locations (shopping, restaurants and things to do) in each neighborhood. I can plan out days in each area and have activities, lunch, and maybe even dinner while in that area. Thank you so much – you have done an outstanding job covering everything – all in one reference! - Cindy (November 2017)

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

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.

L-O-V-E this guide! It's well thought out, easy to read and easy to follow with a very sensible layout. I can tell whomever wrote this put a heck of a lot of thought into every section. Thanks so much for this awesome book. This is going to make this our best NYC trip by far. --Brenda, PA

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NYC Neighborhood Map

See our complete Manhattan Neighborhood Map and Guides

Manhattan Neighborhood Map

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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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