Insider Tips for Visiting NYC

Are you visiting New York for the first time? There are so many things that you can do in this lovely city. You need to have a doable itinerary if you want to see the Big Apple, for instance: if you have taken a 3-day leave, you will not even make a dent of all the sights and attractions that you need to see.

Hotels

When in this city, you need to find the best place to lay your head and rest after a busy day of sightseeing. Here are some hotels that you should consider:

Crosby Street Hotel

With full-length windows and high ceilings that reflect the history of SoHo, everyone will enjoy this hotel.  You will see an outdoor sculpture garden that is as quaint as the cobblestone street on the front. Located in a low profile neighborhood, you will definitely have some peace and quiet after a busy day.

The Bowery Hotel

The Bowery Hotel was once an embodiment of poverty, but it has since attained a new lofty status. It lies at the intersection of elegant and hip thanks to its old world refinement and décor. With factory windows that offer 360-degree views of the city, you will not miss a thing.

The Pod Hotel

If you are looking for a budget hotel, you should go to the Pod Hotel, as it is the only way to stay in Manhattan on a budget. Their new Murray Hill location has private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi, making it a great budget hotel.

Dining

Keens Steakhouse

Although Americans prefer massive portions, fine dining is all about small portions. Keens Steakhouse combines both philosophies and this makes it a great eatery for all tourists. Although it faces stiff competition from other steakhouses, this restaurant edges them out by serving the best mutton chop. It also has an edge in terms of décor with a ceiling full of clay pipes.

Atera

Chef Matthew Lightner dazzles diners with sumptuous meals at his small tasting room in Tribeca. With a 22-course menu that is always changing, you will not run out of choices. To find a seat in this establishment, you should make reservations in advance.

Attractions and Shopping

You cannot leave New York without at least one fashion item to show that you were there. Moreover, the attractions are quite eye-catching.

Bergdorf Goodman Department Store

All the high fashion roads lead to this store, where presentation, merchandise, and layout are first-rate and the staff is famous for its courteousness. The store offers great sales, but you should still bring big bucks because they sell expensive clothing items. With four on-site restaurants, you can eat at any time without needing to go far.

Statue of Liberty

This attraction is a must-see for every tourist. You can see Lady Liberty up-close, but you should be prepared to line up for long periods. You can board a cruise ship such as the Statue of Liberty – Liberty Cruise NYC to see this marvelous attraction. If you are on budget, you can get on the Staten Island ferry at no cost and head to the Statue of Liberty.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

You might be hoping to rush to the top of the Empire State Building for a view of the New York skyline, but unfortunately, so are most tourists. Instead of spending hours trying to get in, you should go to the observation deck at Rockefeller Center for 360-degree views of the city.

Moreover, you will save time, which you can use to see more attractions.

NYC is a city that you should visit at least once in your life, but be warned that you will definitely want to go back once you do.

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