Cheerful window displays, decked-out neighborhoods, winter villages, Christmas markets, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, Broadway specials…winter is really a magical time to be in New York. But it’s also pretty expensive to soak up the spirit of the city this time of the year. So, if you’re scouting for deals in New York for the next few weeks or months, pack those coats and gloves because we’ve found an offer that’ll be pretty hard to refuse.
The tallest hotel in the city, Residence Inn by Marriott – Central Park has a great location. It’s less than a mile from the Rockefeller Center and just a mile from Times Square, so you are in the middle of all the action. Go up to the hotel and you’ll see the twinkling cityscape from the floor-to-ceiling windows of your room. The Studio King City View Room features a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, and cookware along with a spacious en-suite bathroom and plush amenities. A long-stay guest will also appreciate their 24-hour fitness center. It’s also a pet-friendly hotel and has a free grocery delivery service, so you can really feel at home with your pawsome friend and self-cooked meals.
At Travelzoo, you can book this hotel at a discounted price in December and if you want to take a trip in January or February, the rates are slashed further to $149 per night. Travelzoo members also get two complimentary (non-alcoholic) items from the Market (value $20) and a $20 discount on valet parking. Breakfast and wi-fi are included in the price. The best part is that you can book right now and travel through April, and if you decide to cancel your trip, you will receive a full refund if you make the cancelation 24 hours before check-in.
The location is its main highlight, just minutes away from the city’s hip spots and close to the subway. The city that never sleeps is right outside your doorstep. Get a slice of New York special pizza from a hole-in-the-wall joint, walk Fifth Avenue, spend an afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art, and sign up for the Broadway lottery (but don’t leave without catching at least one musical). Once you’ve checked off the list of must-dos, you can go further deep with dance lessons, cooking classes, rooftop farm tours, drinks at pop up bars, Central Park biking tours, and trips to bookstores and flea markets—you can live like a local (just don’t hog the sideways).
Bookmark this ultimate New York City guide and craft a detailed itinerary customized to your interests. Keep some things on your wishlist for next time—you will come back for another taste of the city where dreams come true.
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