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    • trixxi
    • By trixxi 8th Sep 17, 2:55 PM
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    New York advice please!
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    New York advice please! 8th Sep 17 at 2:55 PM
    We are going to New York Jan 2018.
    Does anyone have any advice about when is best to book hotel?
    Also looking at the usual tourist attractions, is it better buying a sightseeing ticket here or getting it when you are there?
    Thanks
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    • John259
    • By John259 8th Sep 17, 4:00 PM
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    Have you discovered this thread dedicated to NYC and full of loads of info?
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2230655
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 8th Sep 17, 4:28 PM
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    • HonourlessWeasel
    • By HonourlessWeasel 8th Sep 17, 4:34 PM
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    Tiny bit of advice - Fly on a Tuesday or a Thursday, flights tend to be emptier and cheaper on those days.

    I went to NYC to get married two years ago, all in (absolutely all in) it was £1500.
    • FutureGirl
    • By FutureGirl 8th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    We just came back from NYC yesterday. We bought Explorer Passes before we went, from Viator. (They had a 10% off discount when you signed up to their newsletter and still have this discount on their website as well).

    We ended up paying £257 in total, this was for the 10 attractions card. It was good money, as if we'd done the attraction separately it would have cost at least $150+ more.

    We was able to do Statue of liberty, Empire state, night time bus tour, night time cruise tour, day time hop on / off bus tour, madam taussads, ripley's believe it or not, Top of the rock and the Woodbury outlet centre.

    We used the metro to get around as well, as it's quite cheap, like $2.75 per journey.

    We flew on Friday 1st sept, and it cost £1,550.00 for 5 nights (flight was with Virgin, and stayed at New Yorker on 8th av/34th st).

    I'm looking to go back in Jan 2018, you can get flights cheaper for Jan 2018 with Norwegian, at the moment they're about £330 each + extra's. We just booked a hotel via booking.com for £350.
    Last edited by FutureGirl; 08-09-2017 at 7:41 PM.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 8th Sep 17, 10:04 PM
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    If you want to climb to the top of the statute of liberty, then you will need to book earlier than if you just wanted to go to the pedestal
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    • pompeyrich
    • By pompeyrich 9th Sep 17, 10:58 AM
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    If you want to climb to the top of the statute of liberty, then you will need to book earlier than if you just wanted to go to the pedestal
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    Booking is open now for Jan 2018 from HERE as you say they do sell out well in advance. Although the view from the Crown isn't overly impressive we are glad we did it and it's only $3 more than the standard ferry ticket.
    • trixxi
    • By trixxi 10th Sep 17, 1:52 PM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 1:52 PM
    Thanks!
    We have booked our flights with Aer Lingus, Glasgow to Dublin, through immigration there and onto JFK. £1300 for 3 adults, and ive chosen seats, some with extra leg room. I notice you can upgrade after you purchase your tickets if you make them an offer! Has anyone done this?

    I've provisionally booked Riu Plaza which includes breakfast just wondered if prices would go up or down from now?
    Will look at the tickets, didnt know you would need to book to climb to the top of Statue of Liberty so thank you for that.
    I thought there was a NYC thread but couldnt find it so will look at the link now,
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