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4 Best Neighborhoods to Stay in NYC

Choosing what neighborhood to stay in while visiting New York can seem pretty impossible. I mean, they are all so great, right? We thought it might be helpful to have a list of some of our favorite New York neighborhoods! Below are four of the best spots to stay while visiting NYC. 

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If we had to describe NoMad in one word, it would be posh! This little up and coming pocket of New York is home to many luxurious hotels, bars, restaurants and lounges. Nestled just North of Madison Square Park, as the name indicates, you will be close to just about everything you could hope for! Can’t find what you’re looking for in NoMad? Not a problem since you’ll be close to several central metro lines. If you decide on staying here, you can guarantee some of the best eats like The Breslin, ILILI, and Marta. If nightlife is your thing, NoMad is the hub of it all, with cool bars like the cozy Oscar Wilde and the coffee shop by day and bar by night, Patent Pending. There is pretty much something for everyone here! 


Chelsea is one of the trendiest and instagrammable hot spots in New York. This fun little neighborhood is situated on the West Side of NYC’s Manhattan. Chelsea has just about everything you could ask for; walking trails, art galleries, markets and delicious food! Here, you’ll find the infamous Hi-Line walking path, for those that wish to get their nature fix amongst the concrete jungle. Head on over the Chelsea Market, where you’ll find various vendors with food, art, and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a cooking class or two! If you fancy a cultural experience, we recommend checking out the Chelsea Gallery District, an art-lovers dream, consisting of over 200 various art galleries! 


Midtown in located right in central Manhattan, making it an easy go to location to stay while visiting New York. If you’ve got an architecture buff traveling with you, this is the place to stay during your visit to NYC. Midtown in home to some of the most iconic building that decorate the New York City skyline, like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center. This neighborhood is great for the first-time visitors to New York since its home to Times Square and the famous Broadway! Midtown boasts something for just about everyone and leaves nothing off of the NYC bucket list! 

Kips Bay 

This little gem of a neighborhood is often overlooked but is one of our favorites! Kips Bay is located on the East Side of Manhattan and is neighbors with the beautiful East River. This NYC neighborhood provides the ease of quick access to the metro while also giving a cool and relaxed vibe for the more casual traveler. Just a few steps and you’ll be able to stroll along the East River after grabbing a coffee from a local coffee shop. At night, a quick walk to Murray Hill, and you’ll find some of the best Asian food that NYC has to offer!