NYC Deals & Recommendations

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Top NYC Deals

personal stylist Janice Engelgau walking across NYC street
Save $10 on a styling session with personal stylist Janice Engelgau. Photo via Janice Engelgau.

Janice Engelgau Personal Styling. Snag $10 off a virtual personal styling session with Fashion Stylist Institute trained personal stylist Janice Engelgau.

Bounce. Store your luggage while you explore the city, with prices starting at just $5.90 per day.

CityPASS. Save 42% on top NYC attractions with CityPASS.

YogaDownload. Snag 50% off a YogaDownload subscription and get access to over 2400 online yoga classes to stay fit, well, and grounded on the road!

SafetyWing. This is our preferred travel insurance provider, offering competitive rates and comprehensive plans.

Speakeasy Pickpocket-Proof Scarves. Protect your valuables while wandering the city with these handmade scarves that contain hidden pockets. They come in a variety of styles, with options for every season. For a deal, you can check their sale rack here.

Recommended Partner Experiences

NYC view from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
View of the Empire State Building from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Photo via Jessie Festa.

These tours and experiences have been carefully curated by our founder, Jessie Festa, and sourced from our partner, Viator (A TripAdvisor Company). You can click here to see their full list of experiences.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. In our opinion, this is the most memorable of all the NYC observation decks. The attraction includes three floors of fun — including a floor where the view is reflected onto the ground (which makes for interesting photos), a playful room full of reflective balloons, and a cafe and bar with an epic view of the Empire State Building. Here is an Instagram reel by Jessie that gives you peek into the experience.

Tenement Museum. Step into an 1863 tenement building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and learn the stories of the newly arrived immigrant families that lived there. This is one of NYC’s most important and fascinating museums if you enjoy history.

Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island not only offers incredible skyline views, but these important sites tell the story of New York City — and the USA. Avoid the crowds on this early access tour, which allows you to board the first ferry of the day to Liberty Island.

NYC Food Tours. New York City is known for its delicious food; however, there are only a certain amount of meals in a day. Luckily, a food tour allows you to explore the city while trying bites from a variety of local vendors. A few of our favorite food tours include:

NYC Bus Tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens: Contrasts, Color and Character. Short on time and want to visit New York City beyond Manhattan? This top rated tour provides a comprehensive look at New York City’s boroughs. Bonus: Enjoy waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge!

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise. Board a 1920s-style yacht to enjoy incredible skyline views, complimentary beverage in hand. As this cruise is narrated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), you’ll also learn about New York City’s architectural landmarks.

NYC Craft Beer Sail aboard Clipper City. Prefer a sightseeing cruise with less narration? This sail aboard a replica of a historic tall ship includes six craft beers, some light commentary, and incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

Preferred Hotels

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Manhattan as seen from the William Vale Hotel’s rooftop bar, which offers 360-degree views of NYC. Photo via Jessie Festa.

The William Vale Hotel (Williamsburg). This luxury hotel features contemporary decor, delicious food, beautiful views, and a gorgeous 360-degree rooftop.

The Ludlow Hotel (Lower East Side). This opulent hotel is known for its modern rooms and epic views. It’s also got an amazing location within walking distance to great bars, restaurants, and music venues, making it easy to find fun things to do in NYC nearby.

Crosby Street Hotel (SoHo). Along with rooms that feature enormous windows showcasing gorgeous views over SoHo and Lower Manhattan, guests can enjoy onsite experiences like a bar and terrace, sculpture garden, rooftop kitchen garden, movie theater, and more.

Click here for a full list of top rated NYC hotels.