How to Do Luxury New York on a Budget


New York City has so much going on that it’s impossible to see everything in just one trip. Even New Yorkers feel like they can never really see it all! One thing’s for sure, it truly is a city that never sleeps, so Manhattan really is your playground at any time of the day. If you want to do luxury New York but you’re on a budget, here are some great suggestions:

Getting There

If you want to arrive in style then business class is really the way to go, and it doesn’t have to cost the Earth. If you’re flying across the pond from the UK you can get cheap business class flights to New York with SkyClub. British Airways offers complimentary treatments in their Elemis Travel Spa for business class customers, while Virgin Atlantic has its own Upper Class Terminal and chauffeur driven car service. Check out this article to see which airline offers the best business class to New York.

Where to Stay

The Arlo Nomad is a fantastic new hotel located right in the heart of the Nomad district. Rates start at around $149 per night, which is incredibly affordable for New York City. This high design hotel may have compact rooms but they’re well appointed and have fantastic views over the city. Best of all you’re located just a short walk from Penn Station and The Empire State Building, so it’s easy to get from the airport to your hotel.

Handy Tip: Hotel rooms in New York incur lots of taxes and charges, so make sure you’re aware of the extra cost before you go.

Things to Do

Chelsea Market

If you’re a foodie then Chelsea Market is the place to go. This indoor food market has everything from home-cooked pasta to Japanese-inspired tacos and mini donuts. Chelsea is a picturesque and cute neighbourhood to wander around – don’t miss The Whitney Museum, which houses a large collection of 20th and 21st century American Art. You can also walk along the High Line, which is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan.

Brunch at the Nomad Hotel

The Nomad Hotel is a great place for celebrity spotting and you don’t have to fork out on one of the rooms to enjoy it. Book a table for brunch in their atrium and enjoy modern takes on brunch classics such as smoked salmon and omelettes. You won’t be disappointed!

Iconic Landmarks

Of course there are so many iconic sites to see too, including Grand Central Station, Top of the Rock, The Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square and MoMA. If you’re planning on doing several attractions during your trip, it’s well worth purchasing a Citypass online so you can avoid the lines!

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