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Exploring New York from Midtown

With Midtown hotel rates dropping and the city getting dressed up for the holiday season, now may be the perfect time to visit New York City. Staying in Midtown not only puts you within walking distance of sites including Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Broadway, but also makes New York’s exciting neighborhoods and eclectic boroughs a short subway ride away.

For a night out near your hotel, take in a new Broadway show like “Private Lies” starring Kim Cattrall or “Stick Fly” with music by Alicia Keys. Beforehand, head to the InterContinental’s Barclay Bar & Grill for cocktails and appetizers for two for $35.

Cruise past the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn Bridge on a Spirit of New York dinner cruise, which features unlimited trips to the Grande Buffet, singing wait staff and lively dance floors. Starting at $55 per person, cruises depart from Chelsea Piers, a quick trip from Midtown on the A, C or E train.

Sports fans can catch a college basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden for less than $15 a ticket. See big teams like Texas A&M, Arizona and St. John’s battle it out on Nov. 17 and 18. The Garden is a short walk down Seventh or Eighth from Times Square.

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Erica

Deal Expert, Chicago
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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