Visiting New York

The Empire State—the third most populous state in the US—is home to some of the country’s biggest attractions, from natural wonders like Niagara Falls, to the sprawling metropolis of New York City. The Big Apple is packed with tourist attractions and things to do, with world-class museums like The Met and Moma, historic neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and national monuments like the Statue of Liberty, all in easy proximity to each other. With so much to see and do -- not to mention some of the world’s best restaurants, hotels and nightlife, it’s no wonder why tourists always return in t-shirts declaring: “I Love New York!”

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse... Read More
The Empire State—the third most populous state in the US—is home to some of the country’s biggest attractions, from natural wonders like Niagara Falls, to the sprawling metropolis of New York City. The Big Apple is packed with tourist attractions and things to do, with world-class museums like The Met and Moma, historic neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and national monuments like the Statue of Liberty, all in easy proximity to each other. With so much to see and do -- not to mention some of the world’s best restaurants, hotels and nightlife, it’s no wonder why tourists always return in t-shirts declaring: “I Love New York!”

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips New York

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New York: Part III: Immigrants & Food

Written by aboutthatplace on 08 Nov, 2010

An article about New York city would be incomplete without discussing immigration. In New Amsterdam in the 1640s, seventeen languages were spoken. By 1855 New York had become the most Irish city in America. By the late 1800s Italian and Jewish immigrant…Read More


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New York: Part II: The Arts

Written by aboutthatplace on 08 Nov, 2010

The first British governor was appointed by Queen Anne. Her cousin, Lord Cornbury, was (probably) New York city’s first drag queen. That same year (1702) one in nine of the city’s residents perished during an outbreak of yellow fever. Less than 30…Read More


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New York: Part I: New Amsterdam

Written by aboutthatplace on 08 Nov, 2010

Standing in Union Square, its hard to imagine the history of this vast city. Dominating the square is Zeckendorf Towers, four towers shooting up into the sky 26-stories, and topped by green glass pyramids which light up at night. To the north is…Read More


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Tips for Letchworth State Park

Written by TravelingD on 25 Jul, 2010

The attractions of Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, NY are amply described on the park's website at www.letchworthpark.com and illustrated by the many photos on IGOUGO. The website includes a good map showing the many hiking trails and describes other activities and accommodations…Read More


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A Visit to Coney Island

Written by airynfaerie on 20 May, 2010

One thing in the New York area which I've always wanted to do but had never taken the opportunity before was to visit the nearby Coney Island. The reason, partially was because we'd always visited in the colder seasons, and also because our time there…Read More


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Further Exploring Central Park

Written by airynfaerie on 18 May, 2010

Central Park is one of those places which is itself so many things to its guests: a running path, an animal menagerie, a sports field, a carriage track, a party space, a picnic hill, and more...but overall, a refuge in the middle of one of…Read More


Carnival Dream

Written by Cantin2 on 27 Jan, 2010

CARNIVAL DREAM We had the opportunity to tour Carnival’s newest ship – the DREAM – when she was visiting New York prior to her winter cruising in the Caribbean. It is a "DREAM"……. Carnival is attempting to…Read More


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Circling Moss Lake Bog

Written by TravelingD on 04 Oct, 2009

Imagine a small, tranquil lake surrounded by forests. There's one picnic table set at the edge of the lake that seems to be there just for you. In fact, no one else is there. You are alone except for the mass of…Read More


Dial 7 Car Service

Written by wanderer 2005 on 07 May, 2009

I had read really good things about Dial 7, so I decided to give them a try. I was happily surprised and will definitely use them again! I reserved a sedan to pick us up from La Guardia airport to take us to our…Read More


Finding Discounts to Broadway Shows

Written by Cantin2 on 21 Apr, 2009

New York City Broadway Shows - exciting - and always a hightlight of our short stays......I'll share a few insider tips.1. Once we arrive in NYC our first stop is always the Visitors Information Center just across from TKTS near 48th and Broadway. I love…Read More


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