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The Big Apple in Fall


There’s never a bad time to visit New York… it’s just that some seasons are better than others! Fall in New York with the changing colors in Central Park, the lack of humidity and the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas starting to build is exciting, beautiful and joyful. Check now and find a cheap hotel in New York so you and your family can enjoy one of the prettiest times of year.

With the changing seasons, enjoy some of the outdoor sights and sounds. With discount hotel rooms in New York from the more than 700 choices available.

With all those visitors, why no go off the beaten track a little and avoid the crowds. There are hundreds of not-so-famous attractions that show you the fascinating side of New York without the people. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is on the East River between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and is home to a fully restored 3-row carousel. Set in an all-weather enclosure, it’s a perfect spot for the vagaries of Fall weather.

A place you can really appreciate the change of the seasons is glorious Central Park. Climb into your walking shoes and see a NYC icon up close as you stroll the 1.58 mile track that circles the Central Park Reservoir. Put a packed snack bag in your backpack and rest awhile in one of the fields, maybe even partaking of early season hot chestnuts.

If you strike it lucky and you’re here for Halloween, check out the annual Village Halloween Parade. You’ll have to dodge multiple Imperial Stormtroopers, Ghostbusters and varied superheroes in their underpants, but hey, NYC, right?! The parade takes off from 6th Street, in between Canal and Spring Sts on Oct 31.

The weather may be turning in, which makes the perfect excuse to take in a little late-night Broadway theater. Samuel L Jackson is appearing as Martin Luther King Jr at the Bernard B Jacobs Theater at 242 W 45th St between Broadway and Eighth Ave from Oct 13 on. There are a ton of other entertainment options and sites like TKTS often have last minute tickets at big discounts.

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The Big Apple gets easier to eat!


It’s easy to love New York – so much to see, so much to do – but it has a reputation for being expensive. Not so! And especially not so with Cheap Rooms who has cheap hotels in New York for a bargain bite of the Big Apple.

With so much to see and do in New York it’s probably best to choose what you want to enjoy then make a hotel choice on the best area for access. Manhattan is generally where most of the action is and Cheap Rooms deals make it that much more affordable.

And the really good news is that there are a host of attraction in NYC that don’t cost a bomb. One of the best museums in the world is the Met and entry is via suggested donation. Decide what you think it’s worth – or what you can pay – and in you go. The exhibitions change regularly and a regularly host special treat exhibitions (which you’ll likely pay extra for).

With summer here take a stroll to Central Park. There are free shows on all over the place and plenty of special places to visit like Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon memorial close to his old Dakota apartment building. There’s also ‘the Pond,’ at the southeastern corner, where Holden Caulfield kept turning to in ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ wondering where those ducks go when it’s cold.

New York is full of artists, bohemian and otherwise. The best place to see loads of work is the Chelsea area, between 10th and 11th streets. If you’re especially cheap try and time your visit for Thursday night wine and cheese evenings. The art is of a high standard, many pieces are ultra affordable and you can browse to your heart’s content with no pressure to buy.

You may not know it but NYC has the largest mausoleum in the US and it’s home to General Ulysses S Grant and his wife. The massive granite edifice is on Riverside Dr at 122nd St, Morningside Heights. It took years to raise the funds to build the mausoleum amidst rambunctious controversy and general politicking, but the final result is a wonderful, well, copy of the Mausolus’ tomb at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Take a city break in New York for the Tony’s!


The Tony’s take place this year on June 10 at the Beacon Theater and you’re invited! Well, sort of. The only way to get tickets is if you’re en insider. But what you can is come to New York anyway and live the atmosphere! Cheap Rooms has rooms galore in New York. It’s the perfect place for a city break as the weather heats up and no one will be sitting around wondering what to do!

Getting flights to New York is easy – it’s a major airport, and one of the busiest in the country, so you’ll get here from most cities without a stopover. There’s plenty to see and do in New York and Cheap Rooms makes it a very easy city break – especially for anyone who loves live theater!

So, what to do in New York? Well, plan your trip around the things you love. The Free Concert series of summer concerts includes luminaries such as Hall and Oates, Jimmy Cliff, the Red Hook Jazz Festival in Brooklyn, Laura Marling at Prospect park and Justin Bieber at the Rockefeller Center. See them while they’re hot. Laura Marling is a interesting artist with an awesome voice. Hall and Oates have been to the other side of cool and now they’re back.

If you love live theater, there’s nothing like a Broadway Show to build your excitement! Choose two or three shows to see while in town and get your live show fix on your New York city break. Jersey Boys is still packing them in and a couple of new shows are getting huge reviews. The Tony’s nominations include ‘Once’, a musical set on the streets of Dublin. ‘Nice Work if You Can Get It’, ‘The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess’, and ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’. All are well reviewed and you won’t go wrong with tickets to any.

Once you’ve had your live theater fix it’s time to consider the other sightseeing opportunities in New York. Central Park is a New York icon and with the warmer weather now here, take the time to just stroll through the park. You can do a guided tour and it’s well worth it – learn the history of the Park, understand where and what the significant features are and see things you’d otherwise miss.

The High Line is an above ground park set on top of a disused subway line. Running from the Meatpacking district to West 34th, it’s an urban lesson in how to take an ugly, disused structure and turn it in to something mightily impressive. There are food stops, artwork, seating, gardens and walking tracks in a very modern setting. It’s a great way to see such a lot of NYC in one afternoon, you’ll love it.

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