To fully enjoy your trip to NYC, you should really do some research beforehand.   Here are some resources to read up on one of America’s most amazing cities before you go.

On the web:

  • AskANewYorker - great advice from locals and tourist alike.
  • Citysearch New York – online guide similar to CityGuide, above
  • Manhattan Users Guide – detailed online guide on the city, including arts and entertainment, dining, sports and services
  • New York Times NYC Travel Guide – comprehensive visitor information from the nation’s most prominent newspaper
  • New York Magazine Online – visitors and residents alike find this online version of the print magazine helpful when they want to eat out, catch a performance or check out the latest sample sale
  • NYC Insider Guide- travel guide to NYC with free maps, cool monthly events and insider travel tips.
  • Schmap New York City Guide  – featuring dynamic maps, useful links, playable tours, top picks, plus photos and reviews for hundreds of hotels, restaurants, bars, sights and attractions, shops, cinemas, theaters, museums
  • Village Voice NYC Guide
  • Zagat Survey – while you do have to subscribe to Zagat to get access to their restaurant ratings, it is a convenient resource for restaurants of all types and budgets
  • TimeOut – guidebook is very good, loads of info about restaurants, parks, public transport, hotels, entertainment and so much more, if you plan a visit, don't leave home without it.  It's also updated yearly.
  • NYC Daytrip Ideas - a curated top 3 featuring off-the-beaten path deals from 3 Best of Everything.

In print:

  • AIA Guide to New York City
  • Blue Guide New York
  • DK Eyewitness Guide New York City
  • Fodor’s New York City 2008
  • Frommer’s New York City 2008
  • Frommer’s New York City for Free & Dirt Cheap
  • Frommer’s New York City with Kids
  • Insight City Guide New York
  • Let’s Go: New York City
  • Lonely Planet New York City
  • Michelin the Green Guide New York City
  • Michelin Red Guide 2008 New York City: Hotels & Restaurants
  • Museums of New York City: A Guide for Residents and Visitors
  • Not For Tourists
  • New York Off the Beaten Path, 9th Edition
  • Shecky’s Girlshop Guide to NYC Shopping
  • Shecky’s Bar, Club and Lounge Guide 2007: New York
  • Streetwise Manhattan
  • Suzy Gershman’s Born to Shop New York
  • The Unofficial Guide to New York City

  • Above New York     (Excellent aerial photography)
  • by George Plimpton (Introduction) and Robert Cameron (Photography)