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Let's Go New York City Paperback – 6 Jan 2011

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 19th edition (6 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598807080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598807080
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,621,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. Bauske on 4 July 2011
Format: Paperback
I'm a student and I bought this travelguide for a 2-week-trip to NYC in June 2011.

It's quite a comprehensive, very well organised (categories food, sights, accomodation, nightlife, etc ordered by regin/borough) guide to NYC. A lot of things recommended are free or not very expensive, so ideal for students. They give a lot of insider information and advice for sights off the main tourist attractions and emphasise ways to get into the culture of NYC (a lot of free museums, architecture, getaways, neighbourhood information & tips).

I didn't give 5 stars because of some (minor) disadvantages:
- few (black&white) pictures
- tiny mistakes in the maps (spelling, Atlantic Terminal was missing)

If these don't bother you and you want to have a good travel guide for a student's visit to NYC or see the city from a less touristic side, go for it :).
I wouldn't recommend this travelguide for stays of less than 3 days, though - to do all the touristic stuff you need about 4 days and might prefer a travelguide with a better map/more info on the main sights than this one ...

Enjoy your stay!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great for budget-minded travelers! 14 Jan 2013
By German Texan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you're the type of traveler that goes on a strict budget, this the line of travel guides for you. I was familiar with the "Let's Go" series for Europe, so I bought the New York edition for a recent trip. The variety of suggestions for sites, restaurants, night life, hotels/hostels, and scenery was impressive. The maps were a bit off and not the easiest to navigate with, so that would probably be the first change I would suggest. I would up supplementing those with prints of better-detailed maps and bus/subway routes...but altogether I would recommend this travel guide as a good addition for the frugal person.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Helpful even if you are not a student 16 Jan 2011
By Deborah Verlen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this little gem as a library discard at a book sale. Have no clue why the library gave it up so soon unless the 2011 version is available.

This is a must for both student and non-student alike. Because the book is geared towards students the lodging and dining section include affordable, safe alternatives to $300 plus night hotels and $50 plus meals. My main reason for going to NYC is to see plays and my hotel and food are low down on the list to spend money on. They do not list a lot of hotels in mid-town which is not good if you want Broadway theater, but do list a reasonable amount of hotels in the off and off-off Broadway areas. The dining recommendations are also sparse for Midtown. However, this book is geared towards students and they are most likely to stay in Greenwich Village, Soho etc. The dining recos are much better in these areas.

Let's Go New York City: The Student Travel Guide also has a good selection of affordable cultural activities including a decent selection of freebies like church tours, building tours and the like.

Towards the back of the book you'll find a section devoted by neighborhood to museums and galleries--lots of listings of high quality smaller, more focused museums and galleries in the lower price range. There is also a section devoted to entertainment which covers performing arts, dance, film, music, theater, comedy and the like (my reason for going). Again, lots of affordable alternatives to a pricey Broadway play.

In a city that is known for its costly entertainment, lodging and food, you will find a wonderful array of activities, food, and lodging to stretch your budget and increase your enjoyment of NYC.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
New York City Travel Guide 15 Feb 2010
By Sheila A. Swift - Published on Amazon.com
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Thanks Amazon. I purchased this book used but I received it in near new condition. The guide is excellent and very informative. Although this guide was written for students, it is a must have for a new visitor to the Big Apple! It gave my valuable safety tips, places to visit in two or three days. The maps helped me plan out my iteninary.
Let's Go is the best 6 Sep 2012
By hiLorraine - Published on Amazon.com
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I found out about Let's Go when traveling to Italy and now it's the only guide I use. The language is very accessible and the authors have a great sense of humor. The guide is full of great tips and is very well organized. It's most certainly a great buy !
Pretty Darn Good 17 Jun 2011
By Marc G. Belisle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Pretty darn good guide, although the Rough Guide to New York City is *much* better and much more thorough. Nonetheless I expect to be taking the Let's Go guide with me also (it has some good complimentary stuff). You might also look for a used copy of Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City - *very* helpful.
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