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Christmas in New York!

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hannahyeo

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Posted: 2004-10-20 06:42:00   

Hi I'd be travelling alone to NY in December and I was just wondering whether anyone has ever spent Christmas in New York before and how it is gonna be like? Any recommendations for budget travels? Thanks!

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glttrstar3


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Posted: 2005-12-17 01:10:00   

Hey, I'm traveling to New York for New years. I have never been there before but upon doing some research I can share a few things with you that might help.



1) The original hotel we booked was called Hotel Carter. It was pretty cheap and overlooking Time Square, we were super excited we found such a cheap place at such a great location. After the booking we attempted to call the hotel and confirm our reservation (we booked online) the man who answered the phone said he had no computer and if we had a confirmation number it should be okay. Soon after that I became suspicious because the hotel had two completely differently formatted websites, and one said they had no rooms available, the other was still allowing us to book. I thought one might be a credit card phishing scam. After a few more calls to the hotel, nobody seemed to be of any help and a rude chinese woman told us not to call at night. The next day I happened to find a travel website called Tripadvisor.com similar to this one that had reviews of people that had stayed there. Almost every review had something negative to say, and it wasn't petty stuff. I was serious complaints like no hot water for days at a time, the police being called to break up fights between guests and the staff, rat infestation, filthy hotel rooms, people getting to their room and entering to find people already in it, double bookings, rude staff, and my favorite "The sheets looked like someone had been murdered on them" People kept referring to someone named "the dragon lady" and I can only assume it was the same rude chinese woman we talked to. We quickly cancelled our reservation and found a better hotel. The lesson learned is to do some research on your hotel before you leave. We were lucky that we found out before we left and still had time to book another hotel. Not to mention we were lucky we didn't get stranded.



2) The way I feel about traveling to a famous city like New York is that every time I visit will never be the last. My travel buddy and I always plan a very flexible joint itinerary before we leave. We go with the flow when we travel and cut out the things we just dont have time for. For example; we planned our route to the city going over a bridge that has a good view of the statue of liberty so we dont have to waste time taking a ferry to see it. Rockafella center at Christmastime to see the tree is a must. A picnic lunch in central park, and a spa treatment are all ideas that we have.



3) www.NYCVISIT.com is the states tourism website, they allow you to request travel packets and information. It also has links for important new york attractions etc.



I hope this helps you a little, I am not from New York and I can't give you the kind of insider info that a true new yorker could. If you do manage to find anyone though, let me know :)


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mistybleu

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Posted: 2005-12-17 01:27:00   

Hi ya,



I've never been to New York for Christmas, (and I must say I envy you) I usually go the week before to do some shopping. It's quite cold but really fun, with lots of activities to do and the Christmas feeling is magical. I love shopping for christmas presents, and always get some great bargains. I like going to Macy's on 34th Street, or Bloomingdales on Lexintong Avenue.



I never stay in hotels so I can't help on that front, but I know you will have a wonderful time.



Just a word of caution, be quiet vigilant when travelling, as with many big cities the crimes rate is high.



Take care.

Amanda

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ravinderkumarsi

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Posted: 2005-12-17 06:51:00   

wish you all a merry cristmas this year whether it is in NY or any where else

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arena_buzz


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Posted: 2006-12-13 19:13:00   

it's really really beautiful



don't forget to get pictures witht the tree!


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laurentravel

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Posted: 2007-11-12 22:33:00   

Hey,

I live in the city and you can expect so much! I love the city during Christmas time--the level of anticipation is palpable!

As for hotels, I can't really tell you anything from experience; however, I've planned multiple trips using hotels I found on Real Adventures. You can find anything from youth hostels to spa hotels to 4-star everything. Try here: http://www.realadventures.com/new-york-city.htm.

You can send an inquiry through the site and then the hotel will contact you directly through your e-mail.

Hope this helps! Have a wonderful trip. Maybe we'll pass each other on the street. =)

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azad


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Posted: 2008-07-23 12:56:00   

[quote]
On 2007-11-12 22:33:00, laurentravel wrote:
Hey,
I live in the city and you can expect so much! I love the city during Christmas time--the level of anticipation is palpable!
As for hotels, I can't really tell you anything from experience; however, I've planned multiple trips using hotels I found on Real Adventures. You can find anything from youth hostels to spa hotels to 4-star everything. Try here: http://www.realadventures.com/new-york-city.htm.
You can send an inquiry through the site and then the hotel will contact you directly through your e-mail.
Hope this helps! Have a wonderful trip. Maybe we'll pass each other on the street. =)
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Hey there can you please give me extra information which is much interesting in spending the chiristmas.So that I can comletely enjoy this chiristmas in your city.It will be my pleasure if you help me out in finding out the best places to see and have an interesting experience.Tell me about the best places to stay there.


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