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Escape NYC Hotel Prices in the Meadowlands Liberty Region

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I recently set out to plan a low-cost trip to New York. Yes, I just put low-cost and New York in the same sentence. My goal was to experience New York, see some of the sites and maybe catch a show without having to stay at a hostel or sleep in a tiny room.

Turns out, the answer was not to stay in New York at all, but just across the Hudson River in New Jersey. New Jersey’s Meadowlands Liberty region is as close to midtown Manhattan as many parts of New York City are and the hotels are just as nice and half as expensive. In fact, when I searched www.stayinthemeadowlands.com and www.stayonthewaterfront.com, I came across just about every major hotel flag in the world, many of which offered options within my budget.

We settled on the Holiday Inn in Secaucus and paid about $100/night less than we would have in New York. We were able to get into New York via a short bus ride that left from in front of the hotel. Turns out, we didn’t even have to go to New York for some of the stuff we wanted to do. The ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island leaves from New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. One night, we were feeling too lazy to brave the New York City crowds, so we decided to have dinner right outside our hotel at the spectacular Bonefish Grill.

Next time you want to go to New York, consider New Jersey.

Posted by EugeneF 09:37 Archived in USA Tagged lodging

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wow...why didn't I ever consider that? good point!

by Liza_01

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