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April 18, 2024 21 mins

Sky-high city spires, a global exploration of cuisine, and more museums and galleries than you can count. 

There is no place in the United States that’s more iconic, more historically significant, or more culturally diverse than New York City. 

It’s been a bucket list travel destination for over a century. But with so much to do and see, you need to have a really good plan if you want to make the most of your visit to this fascinating city. 

Today, Angie Orth welcomes Pauline Frommer, co-president of Frommer Media and editorial director of Frommer's Guidebooks. She’s the author of the best-selling Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City and Frommer's New York City Day by Day. Frommer is also co-host of The Travel Show podcast.

You’ll hear the best travel tips for visiting New York City, including hotel tips to help you navigate the competitive hunt for accommodation. You’ll discover the best way to see the top sights in New York City and learn about a few worthwhile stops that are a little off the beaten path. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • The historical and cultural significance of New York (2:45) 
  • Managing recent changes to hotels and accommodation rentals (7:45)
  • How to tackle the city and make the most of your visit (9:08)
  • Lesser-known areas of New York ripe for discovery (12:33)
  • Pauline’s top 3 travel tips for New York City (14:52)


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