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4 Travel Tips for Meandering Around Midtown NYC on an Overnighter

by Bill Sweeney

When you decide to visit one of the busiest cities on earth for an overnight stay, there are few things you may want to know to ensure you have a successful and relaxing trip. There are also a few things you may not know about Manhattan and the surrounding areas that can make your New York City tours more enjoyable. Hop on Hop off New York tours are fantastic for example. Here are just a few of the facts to help you get started on a restful overnight stay.

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Booking Hotels

To ensure you have a comfortable vacation in the center of all the hubbub that midtown is known for, be sure to book your room at Westgate’s New York Grand Central Hotel well in advance of your trip. You can choose the type of room you want from the 300 available on 23 floors. The Gothic-style construction of the popular hotel makes it one of NYC’s landmarks, so make sure you check availability for an overnight visit before you meander into the hotel.

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New York City Tours & Unknown Areas

When taking New York City tours, be prepared to walk past the most amazing unknown shops in the state. Hidden next to each other, you can find amazing eateries, one-of-a-kind fashion stores, and boho art exhibits. Did you know there are over 28,000 green acres of hidden space in New York that you can easily visit? Don’t forget your hiking shoes to traverse the hills if you visit upper Manhattan; after all, its name means “island of the hills.”

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Hop on Hop off New York

One of the best New York City tours is the Hop on Hop off New York tours. There are a number of companies around that do a great job. There always seems to be deals, too. Look around and be patient! Wait for a great deal and you will likely find it. Gray Line New York is probably the most famous. Big Bus New York is always good. City Sights NY is good as well! Whichever you choose, Hop on Hop off New York tours are probably the absolute best and most fun way to see NYC!

Wild Nightlife

The nightlife in Manhattan changes from week to week, so unless you have tickets to a live music venue or a comedy club, you may find yourself wandering along the boulevards to the sounds of street-corner musicians or loud music that spills from popular night clubs. Talk to your doorman or concierge for information about what there is to do on the weekend you overnight. Don’t forget to check out the microbreweries and small art galleries that are scattered along the busy streets.

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New York City Tours at Night

One of the most popular parts of the nightlife is the New York City tours at night! Often booked for weeks in advance, you can enjoy hopping from one club or brewery to another with a scheduled group. Some of the buildings have a history from the time of Abraham Lincoln! Have your tour guide list all the famous people that were there before you.

Meandering around Manhattan on an overnighter may not be the most relaxing vacation. It will be one of the most fun. Make sure you have a hotel room booked and a few ideas of what you want to do. NYC is the greatest city in the world with so much to do and see. It may seem daunting, but with proper planning it will be amazing. Most importantly…have fun and enjoy your weekend!!

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4 Travel Tips for Meandering Around Midtown NYC on an Overnighter was last modified: February 4th, 2020 by Bill Sweeney

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16 comments

Matt Taylor February 4, 2020 - 4:53 PM

Great travel tips Bill! Now I need to get myself to NYC. I still have never been there. It is definitely on my bucket list.

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Anna February 4, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Thank you for sharing! We always wanted to travel around the States with my husband and New York is definitely on our must-see list, but we probably won’t have a lot of time in every location on the way.

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Ntensibe Edgar Michael February 5, 2020 - 4:31 AM

Aaaahhhh….thank you! Thank you….for the night-time tours. I want one. I bet New York shines like the sun, on a new day.

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yana February 5, 2020 - 10:01 AM

I have never been in NYC, but the city looks so exciting! unfortunately, tickets are so expensive..uhhh

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Fatima Torres February 5, 2020 - 10:03 AM

You just brought back memories of when I was younger and traveled to NYC often. Always wanted to do one of those tours. Never tried it.

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angelina February 5, 2020 - 10:12 AM

I love these tips, been to Nyc a good few times but these will really help! Wonderful!

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Heather February 5, 2020 - 12:04 PM

I love NY! We haven’t been since my oldest was just a toddler. We are hoping to go back this year.

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Sara | mshealthesteem.com February 5, 2020 - 9:35 PM

My sister is actually living in NYC right now and I would love to go visit her. This is actually so helpful! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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Monica February 5, 2020 - 9:51 PM

I love NYC! I’ve only been once, but we’re planning on going this Summer. I’ll be sure to put these tips to use then!

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Myrah Duque February 6, 2020 - 9:37 AM

New York is my favorite US city! My daughter just graduated in 2019 from NYU, so I was lucky to visit at least 4 times a year for 4 years! We did the Hop on Hop off New York tours and it was AMAZING! Looking forward to returning soon.

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Kristine Nicole Alessandra February 7, 2020 - 5:10 PM

Never been to NYC but I sure dream of visiting! It is such an exciting city to explore. I would want to have more than an overnight stay there though. But if I can’t stay longer than that, I will keep your tips in mind.

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Emman Damian February 9, 2020 - 11:21 AM

I haven’t been in NYC! I hope I can do a tour there soon. It’s one of the places I want to visit.

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Elicit Folio February 9, 2020 - 3:05 PM

I love NYC! I plan to visit again in a few months, so I cannot wait to try out your tips during my next visit!

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Victoria @ international expat February 10, 2020 - 6:02 AM

I have been wanting to take my family to
NY for years! Thanks to this tips we will be prepared to have a good time .

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Lily February 11, 2020 - 1:54 AM

This post reminds me how much I miss nyc. I would like to do more tours!

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Lyanna Soria February 11, 2020 - 7:43 AM

NYC is definitely a great place to visit and this post was quite the help. Thanks for sharing such wonderful tips and will keep them in mind the next time I visit.

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