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1. Posted by eloisamex (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

hello, I am from mexico, living in Puerto Vallarta, and planning a trip to New york Iwill appreciated any information on good hotels, and good tips places to visit..etc.. I am a interior decorator so also places that I have to visit ....stores ....ect..thank you in advanced for any info..........and if you ever plan to come to vallarta...dont hesitated tocontact me for any info..........gracias

2. Posted by TravelTalk (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

New York is one of the biggest tourist destinations in North America. Marked by the skyscrapers and roads filled with yellow cabs, it has a lot to offer to its visitors. Midtown Manhattan is probably the center point and the climax of the city life. Times Square is considered as the cross roads of the world. New York City leaves a long lasting impression. Well, after too much usual words (Oh, did I forget to call it The Big Apple?) about this tourism hub, lets get to the business of your trip. First thing you must remember is that you can save a lot of money while booking your trip online. I am not sure about which airline you should choose since I am not very familiar with flights from Mexico (though you might like to try travelocity.com), however I would suggest you to make hotel reservation online through another reliable site e.g. priceline or cnghotels.com (these are much cheaper) and when you zero in on a hotels after reading all those guest reviews and watching the pictures of hotel rooms, be very careful about the rates. One site may offer a highly discounted rate compared to the other. so do check many sites before you book a hotel. Please bear in mind that your hotel choice should largely depend on your budget but in most of the cases its best to go for a large hotel chain such as Intercontinental, Marriott or Radisson. If you are looking for a luxury hotel then my pick would be Doubletree Guest Suites which is located right at the heart of Times Square in Manhattan. Its an all suite hotel and I have heard many good words about it.

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 7y

Hola Eloisa,

there is so many great things to do in New York that I decided only to list a few of my highlights:

[*] The collection of ancient Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum
[*] A stroll along the beach at Coney Island and checking out the abandoned fairground
[*] Walking trough Hyde Park on a sunny afternoon
[*] Sipping coffee in one of the caf├ęs in TriBeCa
[*] The strand book store - 18 miles of books
[*] Eating out at one of the cool restaurants in the East Village


And now one thing you shouldn't do:

[*] Wait in line for about 3 hours to get up to the Empire State Building.
It's a nice view from the top, but not worth the money ($ 18) nor the wait.

Hope this helps as a start ;).

Steff