New York is said to be the City that Never Sleeps and it more than lives up to this formidable reputation. The city is host to diverse productions of Broadway musicals, public exhibitions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art & The Cloisters to name a few. Its multi-cultural heritage has resulted in the finest array of cuisines and restaurants. If you are in New York you must try a big, greasy triangle slice of pizza which is a local staple and literally gives you a taste of the city. The shopping districts a world renowned with the most notable stores being Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tanger Outlets.
Accommodation is available for every budget and interest; examples include the stylish, chic, arty and bargain hotels. As the influx of tourists has grown, so has the demand for hotels. The newest hotels on the market include spas, restaurants, rooftop gardens, gyms and swimming pools. Javits Convention Center is one of the hotels which has the largest capacity has a huge number of rooms increasing to 75,000 in 2008.
New York is a city which draws a wide variety of travelers from those who are leisurely to business people. I have listed some of the best areas to stay in the city which suit the needs the general traveler to best savor the big apple.
1. New York Airport (LaGuardia)
Ideal for those of you who are traveling for business purposes and want somewhere convenient to stay. The Hotels here are a quick bus or train ride to the center of Manhattan and Queen’s districts (8 miles). Examples: Hampton Inn, Clarion Hotel and the Red Roof.
2. Central Park
Hotels here are a stone’s throw from Central Park, one of New York’s key attractions for the leisurely traveler where you can tour across the huge expanse of the park and see the breath taking New York skyline. Examples: Park Central, Buckingham Hotel and the Hudson Hotel.
3. Midtown Manhattan
Manhattan is in the hub of the city and home to many of the key landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square and Broadway. It is ideal for those on a weekend break seeking to see the main attractions. Examples: 70 Park Avenue Hotel, Beekman Tower Hotel and Bryant Park Hotel which is one of the cheapest hotels In New York you will find.
4. Downtown Manhattan
This area is part of the real New York, which truly reflects the cultural ethos of the city. It is within walking distance to the Brooklyn Bridge, little Italy and Battery Park. Examples: Da Vinci Hotel and the Soho Grand Hotel