Visit New York! Arrange a Home Exchange Vacation

Posted by alisonreid29 on June 28th, 2014

As the city that never sleeps, you can be guaranteed that a visit to New York will never leave you wanting. Arguably America's most popular city New York has its famous Broadway shows, Times Square, the Empire State building, baseball, museums, and enough amazing food to satisfy even the pickiest of foodies. Traditional visitors stay in one of the city's many hotels, which often come with a hefty price tag, leaving a lot less money for enjoying the delights of the city. However, it doesn't have to be that way. By choosing to arrange a home exchange vacation, you can stay in the comfort of a real home for free. Opt for vacation home swap and save accommodation money.

What to See

Thanks to vacation home swap you can stay in New York for a longer period of time. Even if you're staying in the city longer than the usual one-week vacation, you still have to spend some time visiting New York's most famous attractions. Make sure to visit the city's most iconic building the Empire State Building. From the top, you'll experience spectacular views of the New York skyline as well as appreciating the Art Deco lobby when you first enter the building. Another place you can't miss is the Statue of Liberty. Standing proudly in New York's harbour the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of what America is meant to stand for liberty. It is this statue that welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States in search of a better life. Regardless of what time of year you visit Central Park is great for a walk, picnic, ice-skating, and the amazing New York Philharmonic performance that takes place each year. As far as museums go the Metropolitan Museum of Art, often called the Met, is king of the hill. It has exhibits covering just about everything from photography, to musical instruments, to prehistoric artefacts. For some of the best views of Manhattan take to the water by boarding the Staten Island ferry. The ferry isn't a tour boat, but a commuter ferry that runs 24-hours a day, and best thing of all it's free.

By arranging a home exchange vacation you can cut your holiday costs in half. You could potentially use the money saved to stay longer and give yourself plenty of time to veer off the beaten track and visit attractions that even many New Yorkers don't know about. Head out to an unassuming plaza at 520 Madison Avenue with what looks like just another wall covered with street art. However, this isn't an ordinary mural, it is actually a piece of the Berlin Wall that came to its new home in 1990. In the far south of Manhattan next to the Hudson River is the Irish Hunger Memorial. Opened in 2002 the memorial remembers that undeniable human tragedy of the Irish Famine.

Where to Stay

Skip the hotels, they are expensive and isolate you from the real city. Instead, save money and experience the city like a local by choosing home exchange vacation in New York. Live amongst the wealthy residents of the Upper East Side or head out to the family friendly residential neighbourhoods of Brooklyn. Explore the Italian neighbourhoods eating some of the best food you'll find in the city at a fraction of the cost and made by locals. Whatever you want to get out of your stay, you can achieve it with a vacation home swap. It is the best way to leave with a feeling that you really got to know the city.

Have you been thinking about visiting New York for a few years, but you keep postponing it because of the high accommodation costs? Say no to expensive hotel accommodation and plan a home exchange vacation. Visit us to learn how to organize your vacation home swap.

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