"I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” - Nora Ephron
TRAVELING TO NEW YORK CITY
New York City is certainly one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, but it isn't the easiest destination for travelers. With over 8 million people, more than 20,000 restaurants, almost 3,000 bars, and 86 museums, choosing the right guide is critical. Here are our recommendations on the best travel books for a visit to New York City.
Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City
Frommer’s travel guide books have been around for many years, but we especially like the new EasyGuide series spearheaded by Pauline Frommer. This book is a solid guide for those looking for straightforward and easy-to-use advice. Pauline lives in New York City and wrote much of this guide herself, making this book an especially good choice. There is advice appropriate for everyone's budget, but the Frommer’s EasyGuide excels in finding reasonably priced hotels, restaurants, and things to do.
DK Eyewitness Travel: New York City
Our other recommendation on the best guidebook for travelers visiting New York City is the DK Eyewitness Travel series. There are a number of quality travel guides with detailed and helpful information on what to see and do, but the quality of custom maps and illustrations really sets these books apart. This series is known for its beautiful color photography and for the editorial focus on art, architecture and culture.
111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss
Even a native New Yorker will find some new treasures in 111 Places That You Must Not Miss. This book provides unusual insider-type ideas not often found in other travel guides, with tips on unique things to do that are truly under the radar. 111 Places is a great choice for those who want to experience the true spirit of New York City. It also is a good gift even for native New Yorkers.
Humans of New York
The amazingly popular blog with millions of followers has now inspired a book. In 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton started Humans of New York, a photographic tour featuring the true heart and soul of the city and the enormous personalities of the people. Each interview combines a portrait and a story, often incredibly poignant, sometimes funny, and always compelling. The book includes four hundred pictures and a unique set of stories. Highly recommended. Click here for our review of Humans of New York.
Hello World - New York
Hello World is a colorful children's book series that pairs early learning concepts with beautiful illustrations of cities around the world. There are individual board books on New York, San Francisco, London, and Paris. Click here for more information on the Hello, World book series.
This is the background of the Bottom Area shown below. It'll display correctly on published site.
If you don't want background for the bottom area, simply hover over the bottom of this image to delete it. The background of the bottom area will be a solid dark color.