NYC Website for Tourists and Locals

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I met with some of the people from the new company, with other bloggers to learn about it and what it does. We had breakfast together at Planet Hollywood and then were taken on a NYC Water Taxi Tour and  a tour of the Intrepid to experience some of what is available through

New York City is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. It also has a huge population of people living there, moving in, out and looking for jobs. So when the brand new website,, was being planned, they decided to make create two services all in one website destination. There will be information on everything that both tourists, locals and anyone might be interested in finding in New York.

As someone who lives in NYC and loves being here, I love this one stop shopping approach to the website. I can use to find things to do and get tips on living here. The great part for tourists is that they can book their hotel and tickets for shows and entertainment events all through this one website. There are also many features and blog posts to read about NYC.

These are the areas of information on

  1. Travel – Trip planning
  2. Entertainment, Attractions & Tickets
  3. Hotels
  4. New York Restaurants
  5. Living in New York
  6. Jobs in New York
  7. New York Real Estate
A nice benefit of booking tours and attractions through is that many of them are discounted. I just love all of the information on the website and that it is so organized. You might find an article on a little known bakery. This is something both locals and tourists might love. Here are some other articles up right now, which show you the varied audience this site caters to :

I have to recommend the NYC Water Taxi. It is like one of those hop on – hop off buses, except on water. It is a great way to see the NYC skyline, the Statue of Liberty, ride on the Hudson river and tip of Manhattan, and not spend much money. You can also get off at any or all stops so you can use it for transportation downtown. This was my second time taking it and I loved it. Watch this video that I took while the boat was playing New York, New York:

The tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum was pretty amazing also. I didn’t get to see the Space Shuttle but that area is reopening to the public on July 10, 2013.


Before you go, here is a deal for you: is offering half price on Circle Line Sightseeing’s Full Island Cruise. Depart on Circle Line’s most popular cruise year round and discover Manhattan like the great explorers. Take in over 101 city sights, including a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty and The Octagon, Randall’s Island, High Bridge Park, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, and The Little Red Lighthouse. The original/current price is $38 for adults and $26 for children. is offering WABC viewers a deal of $19 for adults and $13 for children.
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Full Disclosure: I was not paid for this review however is was given free breakfast and a free tour. All opinions are completely my own.

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    What a fantastic website! I always worry when I go to new places, just how to find the best places to visit, or how to navigate. A website like the NewYorkCity website would be awesome. It would really help me make a detailed and informed plan on what to see, how to see it and how to get around.

  2. Thanks for the info. I love reading different peoples likes and experience from a personal point of view rather than a typical write up in a magazine!

  3. I love that website. It is easy to use and find good info. They need sites like this for other cities!

  4. I have lived in NY my whole childhood/early adult I forgot how much there was to offer in the city. The next time we go back will be with our 3 small kids so this would help plan out the day to make the most of it.

  5. Heather Lopez :

    Oh how I miss my home, New York. Soon I will be back for a visit, soon…..

  6. LOVE NYC and the Circle Line tour is fantastic! That website is perfect and I’ll definitely use it the next time I head back to the city.

  7. How cool! Looks like you had a fun time, too. Will have to bookmark this resource as we have NY on our wish list for vacation travel.

  8. I have never been to NY but always wanted to go… thanks for a great post with tips and ideas and maybe I can talk hubby into going sometime soon… love reading about personal experiences. The water taxi sure sounds interesting. LOVED your pictures

  9. How awesome. I love NYC and will have to look into this website the next time I visit.

  10. Frugal and Fun Mom :

    Nice that they have all that information in one spot. I’ve been to NYC before, but one day I would like to take the whole family.

  11. Tough Cookie Mommy :

    This is a great website! I love everything that helps to spread the word about all of the wonderful family attractions that we have here in New York City!

  12. Tracy Iglesias :

    Love cruising around the city, my favorite are the jazz cruises!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  13. Denise Wei-Vital :

    Great information! I live in NYC and still haven’t seen many of the “tourist” sites. This would be great to use for some trips this summer!

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