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Visiting New York City is an expensive endeavor. Fortunately, while splurging on world-class dining in the city’s famed restaurants is part of travel’s joy, there’s also a bounty of cheap eats in New York City for travelers on a budget. Follow the locals’ lead to discover delicacies that are easy on both the palate and wallet. Just make sure that wallet is holding greenbacks in addition to credit cards: Most cheap eats in New York City are cash only.
There are enough attractions and distractions in Manhattan alone to fill every second of your trip, no matter the length, but taking day trips from New York City to experience the area’s diverse landscapes and culture can enrich an urban vacation. Majestic mountains, sandy beaches, surfing and sailing meccas, artsy towns, and oddball attractions are but a few of the offerings within a few hours’ drive or train ride for those intrepid travelers willing to venture beyond The Big Apple’s core.
New York knows how to dazzle like no other city in the world, particularly when it comes to luxurious accommodation. From suites fit for presidents to loaner sports cars you can take for a spin along Broadway, the best hotels in New York offer exclusive perks and services to please the most discriminating traveler.
Central Park is more than just a place to check off of your to-do list when you’re in New York City. This massive rectangle of green space is an oasis in the middle of a busy city, and with more than 800 acres to cover, you’ll want to plan your visit around the park’s very best sites. Here are 10 essential things to see in Central Park when you visit the Big Apple.
What to wear in New York City depends on the weather and your itinerary, of course—but regardless of season or activity, carry this knowledge: New York thrives on individuality. Wear what makes you feel good, and take the opportunity to test new styles and make bold statements. More than any other city in America, the Big Apple inspires people from all backgrounds to walk in their own rhythm and fearlessly express their personal style.
From world-class modern art to African-American culture, the best museums in New York City offer something for just about everyone. Whether you want to explore the immigrant experience, marvel over glittering jewels, watch old episodes of I Love Lucy, or wander through a medieval-style cloister, you can do it in one of the following 20 New York museums.
The Big Apple has a reputation as a pricey vacation destination, and that’s not entirely undeserved. The average rate at New York City hotels is a whopping $254 a night, according to a recent Statista report—America’s most expensive average nightly rate. With prices like that, visiting New York on a budget may seem impossible. Read on to learn how to save money in New York City, including tips for dining on the cheap, getting discount tickets to Broadway shows, saving on public transportation,
You might think that a coastal wine region worth flying for lies only on the other side of a transatlantic flight—Lisbon, Santorini, even Cape Town. But California’s Central Coast is hiding an underrated wine region wrapped in rolling hills and fringed by rocky coastline. A sprawling rural county mostly known as a stop on scenic Highway 1 between L.A. and San Francisco, San Luis Obispo is best known for Hearst Castle and the coastal highway lookout points over Morro Bay.
When it comes to great road trips, there’s nothing better than a journey up the California Coast. As you explore the sunshine state from south to north, you’ll find lovely beaches, gorgeous open roads, and incredible little hideaways. Whether you take the coastal Highway 1, or the more inland 101 South, there are spots along the way you just can’t miss. We picked out the eight stopovers we love most.
Mexico and the Caribbean are famous for having some of the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts in the world, but what many people don’t realize is that some of the best all-inclusive hotels are actually located in the United States. From tropical resorts with all-inclusive rates to rustic ranches, Victorian hotels, and mountain lodges, the all-inclusive resorts in the United States are as diverse as the landscape of the country itself.
Colorado is the perfect antithesis to a city vacation, offering up more national parks, hiking trails, ski mountains, and other outdoor activities than you can shake a ski pole at. Even its major cities are surrounded by peaks, geothermal hot springs, and astounding canyons, nicely balancing out the skyscrapers, sports arenas, and museums. If you’re wondering what to do for outdoor fun in the Centennial State, look no further than this list of the best things to do in Colorado.
Nothing beats a warm soak outside on a crisp day. You’ll have to ramble down dirt roads, hike into canyons, and cross suspension bridges to get to these hidden hot springs. But the effort will make the “ahhh” even sweeter when you finally slip into a steamy bath set in the middle of thick forest or beneath the glittery Milky Way. Here are 10 of our favorite hot springs in the U.S. and Canada.
My three-leg journey begins in the small but thriving city of Victoria, on Vancouver Island. It then meanders up the coast to the town of Tofino, home to big waves and dense rainforest. And then, plunges off the map in pursuit of the wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest. The digital squiggles, the lines between land and sea, betray nothing. People are boarding in earnest now. I slap the laptop shut and grab my suitcase.
While residents of cold-weather climates are shivering indoors by the fire, the lucky folks who visit the Florida Keys are snorkeling, splashing, and fishing in still-temperate waters. The shores of this island chain—with dazzling coral reefs and an abundance of wildlife—are recognized as excellent spots for water play, not to mention some incredible beach hotels. Blissfully removed from any signs of winter, these eight beach destinations showcase the best of what the Keys have to offer.
You’re scraping ice off your car’s windshield on yet another frigid winter morning or gritting your teeth through a stressful day at work, and you think: “I wish I were somewhere else.” How does Hawaii sound? Transport yourself to paradise with this list of dreamy Hawaii hotels where you can stroll along the beach, relax in a spa, and wake up to tropical birdsong.
America’s Music City may be small compared to other major U.S. cities, but there’s no shortage of things to do in Nashville. From a full-scale replica of the Parthenon to all the ribs, hot chicken, and hush puppies you can eat, Nashville will never leave you wondering what to do. So spend a week or just a weekend—there are plenty of things to do in Nashville.
From tropical resorts with all-inclusive rates to rustic ranches, Victorian hotels, and mountain lodges, the all-inclusive resorts in the United States are as diverse as the landscape of the country itself. Below is a list of 12 U.S. resorts that either are fully inclusive or offer special packages and promotions that include many of the features associated with all-inclusive resorts.
Nothing beats a warm soak outside on a crisp day. You’ll have to ramble down dirt roads, hike into canyons, and cross suspension bridges to get to these hidden hot springs. But the effort will make the “ahhh” even sweeter when you finally slip into a steamy bath set in the middle of a thick forest or beneath the glittery Milky Way. Here are 10 of our favorites in the U.S. and Canada.