Want to take in all the sights, but stay local? Get ready for the ultimate New York City staycation
If you're someone who likes to take in all the sights, but are also looking to save on gas and stay local -- get ready for the ultimate staycation.
New York City has a new campaign that lets you plan your trip out online zooming right into specific neighborhoods to get the authentic New York experience like never before.
'We just recently launched our newest campaign called Get Local NYC, and it's really created to encourage New Yorkers and incoming visitors to experience the five boroughs like a New Yorker,” says Alyssa Schmid, senior director of communications for NYC & Company. “What we are really doing is focusing on a borough per month to really do a deep dive and extensive travel itinerary for anyone who's looking to enjoy these experiences, so right now we have our latest travel guide out that's called Brooklyn like a New Yorker.”
"Most recently, Coney Island just reopened for the first time for the season, so it is a great time to get out there before the summer crowds come in, and the cherry blossoms are now blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden so it is really a wonderful time to go see that,” says Schmid “This is a very seamless way to create an itinerary. You can actually click into each of the five boroughs that then takes you to neighborhood pages and you can narrow it down by neighborhood and what you want to do in each of those locations -- definitely in the tri-state area, we are hoping people will come in for staycations, experience the authentic things that you may not have known about before. We are really just trying to get everybody who is coming into the city to experience NYC like a New Yorker.”