Gotham never had trouble convincing outsiders–and especially its residents–that it is the greatest city on Earth.
What doesn’t, after all, start in New York? It’s a town set on permanent titillation. To quote the goddess Alicia Keys, “Concrete jungle dreams are made of … there’s nothing you can’t do …”
Persuading NFL fans, however, that the Jets had any business in the playoffs was another story. But there those New Yorkers go again: disproving everyone.
While the Indianapolis Colts are favored to win tomorrow, they won’t win in the contest of tourism. If you had the choice to spend late January in a Manhattan vacation rental or Indianapolis vacation home, there’s no competition.
When planning a trip, a visitor’s instinct is to look for a hotel, but the wiser option would be to check into the hundreds of studios, junior one bedrooms and penthouses available from owners. It’s common sense: You’ll get more space, and that matters if you play to stay awhile or travel with a group.
The New York City vacation apartment featured is a steal. For $180 a night during January and February, you’ll live like a true Manhattanite in a one-bedroom beauty equipped with its own 42-inch plasma TV, kitchen, wireless Internet access and Moroccan-inspired decor. Within walking distance to must-see spots like Times Square, 5th Avenue and the Theater District, the apartment especially caters to first-timers. The 1,000-square-foot terrace, with a gorgeous view of the Empire State Building, is bigger than the actual apartment, which would be considered a palace by New York standards at 850-square feet.
And as in football, every inch gained in real estate counts.
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.