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Here are some cost-cutting tips for traveling to and around the state of New York, especially in New York City.
Grab a New York hotel discount;
Design your own New York City vacation package;
Participate in countless cultural activities;
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Scoring a New York hotel discount is rather easy, partly due to a vast abundance of competing hotels in New York City.
Using the Name-Your Own-Price option on Priceline is just one way to slash your hotel rates by 60 percent or more.
If you don't care about the quality and/or amenities, you can get a conveniently situated hotel room in New York City for $30 a night or less. Even luxury accommodations at five star New York City hotels can be available for $150 a night or less.
For other overnight options, scan craigslist for local sublets, vacation rentals, housing swaps, or live-work situations in your chosen area.
Taking advantage of Priceline's promotional features can also lower your airfare by as much as 40 percent. For instance, you can get a round trip flight from San Francisco to New York City for less than $225, even without a package deal.
You can save even more money on a New York City vacation package by booking your flight and hotel at the same time. You won't need to rent a car in New York City. Public transportation is optimal here.
To maximize your savings, plan your trip on priceline.com at least two weeks in advance.
To get started on your New York hotel discount package, simply
visit Priceline, search your desired dates and destination, then
click the "Name Your Own Price" option.
Beware that certain rules apply to naming your own price on Priceline.
For example, no changes can be made to your itinerary, no part of your payment can be refunded, and you have to be flexible regarding times of departure.
Also, when using the Name-Your-Own-Price feature, you do not get to choose a specific hotel, just your preferred star rating.
As most of us know, New York City has the world's most convenient local public transit systems.
As for the rest of the state, National bus lines serving the state of New York are Greyhound and Trailways. Both Greyhound and Trailways provide service to hundreds of locations throughout the state.
For a full list of Greyhound stations, visit the link shown below.
Amtrak Stations in the state of New York are located at
Check Amtrak's website for schedules, maps, and other information. For a full list of Amtrak stations, visit the link shown below.
Here is a list of the top 10 things to do in the city of New York, otherwise known as NYC. Also included is contact info (when available) for each destination.
Of course, there are many hundreds of thousands of things to do in The City That Never Sleeps.
These 10 NYC attractions were chosen by a panel of travel experts at USLearning.net for their cultural, educational, and entertainment value.
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