Traveling With Family? Finding Great Places to Stay

Traveling with my kids, parents and spouse is my favorite thing to do. But when it comes to finding lodging once we arrive to our destination, I quickly regret not making better traveling plans ahead of time. It's not fun driving around a new town, city or state looking for a hotel or bed and breakfast when we should be enjoying ourselves instead. After going through this for the last four years, I decided to plan ahead and obtain accommodations early. I have a large family so finding accommodations that fit everyone comfortably is essential. I found a great site online that offers information on almost destination in the United States. That makes it easier to locate hotels in the cities my family visits the most. If you need help finding great places to rest on your travels, read my blog. It'll help you make traveling plans in a snap.

Where To Stay When Visiting New York City: 3 Manhattan Hotspots


If you're planning a trip to New York City, you're probably wondering where to stay. While it's true that New York City has an awesome public transit system, you don't want to end up taking a really long train ride from your hotel into the heart of the city each day. While the outer boroughs are certainly interesting to visit, for a tourist you should focus on Manhattan. But where exactly in Manhattan? Here are 3 hot neighborhoods to consider.


If you want to be right in the heart of the city, then nothing beats midtown. You can even find a hotel with a view overlooking Times Square. You will be steps from the Theater District, as well as near countless restaurants and nightclubs. From midtown, you can easily access the museum's on the Upper East Side via the subway. It's only a few stops from midtown to Museum Mile. You can also catch the southbound train to tour around Wall Street, the World Trade Center Memorial, and many other sites in Lower Manhattan. Plus, because the area is such a tourist hotspot, there is lots of security. In addition to the NYPD, many of the hotels have their own security that patrol inside and outside of the establishments, which means there is always a lawful presence on the streets.

East/West Village

If you'd prefer a quieter atmosphere, then you should look into the East or West Village. You can find lots of nice, small boutique hotels there. The area is more chill than midtown, but it's definitely not quiet. There are lots of little bars and nightclubs, as well as music venues and theaters. The West Village has a more tree lined, sparsely populated feel, whereas the East Village still retains the look of it's punk rock roots, though it is more clean cut and not as dangerous as it once was. If you're interested in seeing lots of small art galleries in Tribecca, Soho, and the Village, instead of the big tourist scene in Midtown, then this would be a perfect spot.

Battery Park

Battery Park is the area at the extreme southern tip of Manhattan. This is where you will catch the ferry to The Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island, and Ellis Island. You can also ride on the Staten Island for free and get a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline. There's also the beautiful Battery Park to enjoy.

The area steps from Wall Street and the World Trade Center Memorial. There are also some really cool streets in the nearby Financial District that date back to the 1700's where you can hang out and have lunch or a drink.  When you're ready to see Midtown or a museum, then you can easily walk to the subways right at South Ferry and ride them north to your destination.

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26 August 2016