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Information on attractions, accommodations, and dining in New York - and much more, including things to see and do, parks and recreational areas, annual and special events, and climate information!  New travel document requirements for crossing the border to enter or re-enter the United States from Canada and Mexico by land and sea began June 1, 2009. Please visit: www.GetYouHome.gov for more information. Special Travel Information for US Veterans and Their Families
 

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Visitor Information
Travel Etiquette for New York
Accommodations in New York
City and Town Information
New York City

Books, Maps and Other Resources for New York

Attractions and Things to See and Do
Parks and Recreation Areas
Annual Events

Dining Suggestions

Some Favorites in New York
Climate and Weather Information
Getting To and Around New York and Diving Information

New York Links
Other Interesting Travel Links
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Visitor Information
New York State Division of Tourism
1 Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12245
1-800-225-5697 fax 518-486-6416
http://www.iloveny.state.ny.us.

One of the best ways to get good travel information is to check with folks who know a lot about the area in which you plan to visit. I recommend that after you get the general information you are seeking about New York, you check with Allexperts for specific information about the places you plan to visit. It is a great site!  Allexperts - New York! Ask volunteer experts questions about travel and tourism, and attractions for free! Allexperts and Getting Away With Jim Bruner, working together to give you the best in reliable travel information.

Avant-Guide New York City is filled with good information on this town by editor Dan Levine who clearly knows this city.  Everyone going to New York City needs this book.
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State of New York 1-800-225-5697
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Easy New York City is an informative web site to help you find all of the magnificence and glamour that has captivated millions of visitors over the years to New York City making it one of the most exciting cities in the world. I know I love this place and wish I had had the resources of Easy New York City the first time I visited this great city. Easy New York City can proved you with all the necessary information to cover your needs and help you to have a great time whether this is your first or your fiftieth visit.

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Travel Etiquette
Behavior and customs vary greatly from country to country. We discuss the correct travel etiquette so that you won't be caught out. TravelEtiquette was formed to offer a unique reference point on essential etiquette advice and information for worldwide travel. Our features and articles are written by professional journalists and experts - who have a particular interest, or a background in this area. So � know before you go. Visit TravelEtiquette so you will know how to, as the old adage states, �When in Rome, do as the Romans do.�

Climate and Weather Information
For climate information on New York, click on Climatologies and then click on the map to find New York.

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Getting To and Around New York and Driving Information
Getting To New York
Getting Around New York
Driving Links for New York

Getting To New York
By Air
By Sea
By Driving

By Bus
By Rail

By Air
Foreign visitors normally arrive by air, although it is possible to enter New York from Canada at Niagara Falls, New York. Information can be found at:  http://www.bts.gov/programs/international/border_crossing_entry_data/us_canada/index.html

There are 3 major international airports serving the New York Metropolitan area, and for most foreign visitors, it is at one of these airports where they will arrive in the United States. These three airports are: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, "Kennedy"), Fiorello La Guardia Airport (LGA, "La Guardia") and Newark International Airport (EWR, "Newark") that is actually in nearby Newark, New Jersey. They are run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority web site is a comprehensive and user friendly site for getting airport information: www.panynj.com. Other international airports in the state include: Albany International Airport (ALB) Albany, New York.

British Airway
British Airways (ba.ccom) flies between New York City and London Heathrow
and London Gatwick.

For additional flight information, or to book a flight to New York, click on Getting Away Discount Airfares.

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Airport Shuttle Service
At RideFly Airport Shuttle Service we know that when you travel, you want the experience to be as hassle-free as possible. RideFly Airport Shuttle Service  offers both  leisure and business travelers a comprehensive range of airport transportation options at over 85 US and Canadian airports.  Transfers to and from these airports can connect you to over 10,000 hotels, resorts, cruise ports and universities nationwide � and they range from shared-ride shuttles, private vans, town cars, limousines, SUVs, mini buses and coaches. Convenient door-to-door home or office pick-up and drop offs are also available.

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By Sea
Foreign visitors can also arrive by ship arriving at one of the ship terminals in New York City. (http://www.nycruise.com) For cruise information, including transatlantic cruises, and cruise booking information, click on
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By Driving
Visitors arriving by personal or rented vehicles can use the extensive interstate system of highways (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep10/nhs), along with US highways, state highways and even rural roads (https://www.nysdot.gov ). Check this site for information on speed limits in the United States: http://www.iihs.org/laws/speedlimits.aspx. Additional information about driving in New York can be found at the New York State Department of Transportation website:
https://www.nysdot.gov.

To find information and prices for renting a car in New York, click on Getting Away Discount Car Rentals. There are several nice, scenic drives in New York. You can find more information at http://www.byways.org.

Since 1996 IdeaMerge has helped savvy, independent people worldwide realize their motor travel ideas. Expertly and personably, we represent motoring options most agencies do not command. Hence we command as well the respect of our several, choice vendors � often allowing us to achieve for you what you could not achieve on your own. Click on IdeaMerge: Motorhome Rentals Worldwide for additional information or to rent a motorhome or other recreational vehicle in Australia or worldwide. IdeaMerge: RV Rentals Worldwide, and Tax-free Auto Leases in Europe

By Bus
Greyhound Lines - Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,100 destinations with 16,000 daily departures across North America. It has become an American icon, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 22 million passengers each year. The Greyhound running dog is one of the most-recognized brands in the world.

 While Greyhound is well known for its regularly scheduled passenger service, the company also provides a number of other services for its customers. Greyhound PackageXpress service offers value-priced same-day and early-next-day package delivery to thousands of destinations. And the company's Greyhound Travel Services unit offers charter and tour packages for businesses, conventions, schools and other groups at competitive rates.

Greyhound has four subsidiaries in the United States, which are a part of the nationwide Greyhound network. They include: Carolina Trailways, serving the Southeast; Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma Coaches ("TNM&O"), serving the Southwest; Valley Transit Company, serving the Texas-Mexico border, and Vermont Transit, serving New England.

Greyhound
http://www.greyhound.com/home

 

Trailways - Trailways has been serving travelers for more than 71 years. It is a franchise organization comprised of independently-owned transportation companies as well as other tour- and travel-related service entities providing bus charter & tour, scheduled route, sightseeing & travel planning, shuttle, transit and supplementary intermodal via ground, air, rail and sea access.

There are 78 transportation member companies, located in 32 states, Ontario, Canada, and The Netherlands, offering a wide variety of travel and transportation services. The network consists of a vast array of more than 3,000 late model transport vehicles. http://www.trailways.com


By Rail
Unlike almost all of Europe, getting around by rail in the United States is not very easy. There are only a few routes, one basic service (Amtrak), and  not much in the way of scheduled service. Many major cities in the Unitd States may have only one or two trains a day. In any event, here is where you'll find information to help you research your trip, find the best fare, book your tickets: www.amtrak.com

Getting Around New York
Getting Around by Air
Getting Around by Driving
Getting Around by Bus
Getting Around by Rail

Getting Around by Air
There are several airlines that provide intrastate air transportation. Click on Getting Away Discount Airfares for additional information and prices.

Getting Around by Driving
Visitors arriving by personal or rented vehicles can use the extensive interstate system of highways (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep10/nhs), along with US highways, state highways and even rural roads (https://www.nysdot.gov ). Check this site for information on speed limits in the United States: http://www.iihs.org/laws/speedlimits.aspx. Additional information about driving in New York can be found at the New York State Department of Transportation website:
https://www.nysdot.gov.

To find information and prices for renting a car in New York, click on Getting Away Discount Car Rentals. There are several nice, scenic drives in New York. You can find more information at http://www.byways.org.

Driving in New York City can really be a bear. I know - I've done it several times. Here is a website that might give you some tips: http://www.ny.com/transportation/automobiles.

Getting Around by Bus
Greyhound Lines - Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,100 destinations with 16,000 daily departures across North America. It has become an American icon, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 22 million passengers each year. The Greyhound running dog is one of the most-recognized brands in the world.

 While Greyhound is well known for its regularly scheduled passenger service, the company also provides a number of other services for its customers. Greyhound PackageXpress service offers value-priced same-day and early-next-day package delivery to thousands of destinations. And the company's Greyhound Travel Services unit offers charter and tour packages for businesses, conventions, schools and other groups at competitive rates.

Greyhound has four subsidiaries in the United States, which are a part of the nationwide Greyhound network. They include: Carolina Trailways, serving the Southeast; Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma Coaches ("TNM&O"), serving the Southwest; Valley Transit Company, serving the Texas-Mexico border, and Vermont Transit, serving New England.


http://www.greyhound.com/home

 

Trailways - Trailways has been serving travelers for more than 71 years. It is a franchise organization comprised of independently-owned transportation companies as well as other tour- and travel-related service entities providing bus charter & tour, scheduled route, sightseeing & travel planning, shuttle, transit and supplementary intermodal via ground, air, rail and sea access.

There are 78 transportation member companies, located in 32 states, Ontario, Canada, and The Netherlands, offering a wide variety of travel and transportation services. The network consists of a vast array of more than 3,000 late model transport vehicles. http://www.trailways.com


Getting Around by Rail
New York City is on the extensive rails service along the Atlantic and there are several trains daily that run up and down the coastal areas, along with a few that travel inland through New York to a few neighboring states. The following links will provide information in this eastern corridor of the United States, New York and New York city.

www.amtrak.com
http://www.mta.info/mnr
http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/path/html
http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=516

Driving Links for New York

Tristarlimo.com, a premier luxury limousine service, is here to exceed your expectations. Whether you're planning a trip to the airport or a very special occasion, we are devoted to providing you with first class personal service and feature the ultimate in comfort, courtesy, reliability and dependability. Specializing in the New York City area.

Launched in August 2000, Ford Direct has more than 3,600 member dealers located in all 50 states. Ford Direct is a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its Ford franchised dealers to provide information and online vehicle sales services directly to consumers. Ford Direct allows consumers to choose, customize, locate, and finance new and pre-owned vehicles using fast, secure, and easy-to-use Internet technology. Build your vehicle - Choose colors and options then find matching inventory at FordDirect.com
 

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GE Motor Club
Looking for peace of mind? The GE Motor Club will give you just that with its 24-hour emergency roadside protection. Why go it alone? GE Motor Club can provide 24-hour roadside assistance across the United States and Canada in practically any car. On the expressway or in your driveway . . . in any eligible private, non-commercial car that you own, lease, rent, or borrow . . . if you need help, GE Motor Club will be there.
GE Motor Club cuts out the worry as you make a short trip to the grocery store for milk or decide to take that long family vacation you�ve been thinking about. Does this interest you? It should! You don�t have to have a new car to enjoy the perks of driving one. Here are some of the roadside emergency services you will enjoy as a member of the GE Motor Club:

*Towing up to 100 miles
*Lockout service
*Battery boost/jump start
*Flat tire service
*Fuel delivery
*Winching/stuck vehicle
These are all excellent services, but they�re not all of the perks you will enjoy as a member. By joining today, you will also have access to free custom trip routing as well as hotel and car rental discounts. We�ll even let a second family member join for free! Along with 24/7 roadside assistance, GE Motor Club offers travel benefits, customized maps and directions, auto related legal services, and much more!  All of the available services from GE Motor Club allow you to drive with a little extra peace of mind. No driver should ever be without a GE Motor Club membership. This means you! Click here for more information.

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Parks and Recreation Areas
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Attractions and Things to See and Do
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Click on Niagara Falls and New York City for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit to these areas of New York. Area Travel Packets was created to help travelers get the most out of popular destination and to help them plan their vacations ahead of time. 

Planning a Trip to NYC?

Hamptons Connection Tours offers some great tours that are geared for singles and adults. The tour company is owned and operated by Elise Goodheart, a New York City transplant who moved full-time to the Hamptons 15 years ago.  Leaving a career in public relations and marketing in New York City, Goodheart ran a well respected Fine Arts and Events Planning company in Sag Harbor.  It is with her extensive knowledge of all the best this area has to offer that she has created all-inclusive tour packages that provides not only a window into how the other half lives in the �happening Hamptons,� but allows her clientele to turn this famously beautiful resort into their very own playground and sanctuary. For additional information about these tours, or to book a tour, click on Getting Away Accommodations Information and Reservations. NOTE: As this reservation form is primarily for hotels and other accommodations, just type "Hamptons Connection Tours" in the space for the name of the hotel would normally go, and Hamptons for the city and New York for the state and I will know what you want information on. Jim

 

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Dining Suggestions for New York

How do you get out of paying full price for your meal at a restaurant without having to scrub dishes? Simple, just buy Restaurant.com Dining Certificates. Locate a restaurant close to where  you are at Restaurant.com

Queens - Recommendation from a regular visitor of Getting Away sent to us via email. "Dear Jim, Astoria and Long Island City has so many great places to dine, however a new favorite of mine Ischia di Saporo. It is in a warehouse section of Queens, little known to most folks. It is lovely dining and a small market as well. The family imports all products from Ischia and creates delicious dishes indigenous to this part of Italy. Located on 56th St. and 37th Ave., Telephone # 718-446-1500. You must make reservations because it's very small. Enjoy... Judi.".  Thanks Judi, Jim.

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Some Favorites in New York
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