The first, a Soho vacation home, er, loft, is specially discounted to $175 a night between Nov. 20 and Nov. 27. The walk-up apartment is textbook Manhattan, a minimalist space with an open plan, high-end furniture, a 12-foot ceiling, a cast-iron column and street-facing windows. Past renters praised its proximity to Chinatown and Little Italy.
I give the second, a Chelsea vacation apartment, two days tops to rent at $150 a night (also for Nov. 20-27). Tourists, you wouldn’t find a deal like that in the most rundown side of the island. Here, you’re getting a kitchen, cafe table, modern white furniture and third-floor views to the quiet neighborhood below.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.