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  1. A full moon rises over the skyline of New York City, as seen across the Hudson River in Weehawken, N.J., on April 25, 2013. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Commuters move through the grand hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Jan. 25, 2013. Since its grand beginnings in 1913, when it was dubbed the greatest railway terminal in the world with an $80 million price tag, Grand Central has been an integral part of New York City. (Brendan Mcdermid / REUTERS) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Revelers cheers under falling confetti at the stroke of midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on Jan. 1, 2014. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. One World Trade Center overlooks the wedge-shaped pavilion entrance of the National September 11 Museum, lower right, and the square outlines of the memorial waterfalls in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after flying out in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians on June 13, 2011, at Yankee Stadium. Located in the South Bronx, the new stadium opened in 2009. (Jim Mcisaac / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Central Park was the first public park built in America. Its 843 acres include woodlands, lawns and water. Central Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and a New York City Landmark in 1974. More than 25 million visitors enjoy Central Park each year. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the U.S. The cathedral's construction began in 1858, and it opened its doors in 1879. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Skaters glide around the rink at the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. The ice rink, open between October and April, has attracted more than 250,000 people a year since it first opened on Dec. 25, 1936. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Patrons line up outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem to see Amateur Night. Since 1934, Amateur Night at the Apollo has launched the careers of famous entertainers such as Billie Holiday, James Brown, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, and many others. (Jonathan D. Woods / msnbc.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. The South Pool at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City commemorates those who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center. (Justin Lane / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Pedestrians pass along a walkway under falling snow on the Brooklyn Bridge on Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S., the Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. The Statue of Liberty looms over a visitor as he uses binoculars to look out onto New York Harbor on Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. About 4 million people visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island each year. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Coney Island features entertainment parks, rides, an aquarium, a public beach, a boardwalk, fishing and Nathan's restaurant. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. New York City Subway dancer Marcus Walden aka "Mr Wiggles" performs acrobatic tricks on the subway while passengers watch Nov. 23, 2010. More than 4.3 million people ride the New York subway system every day. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of two-mile-long Roosevelt Island - between Manhattan and Queens - was dedicated in 2012. (Paul Warchol / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York has been around since 1924 and includes large balloons, floats and performances. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Visitors view the Manhattan skyline from Rockefeller Center's "Top of the Rock" observation deck. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Pedestrians walk along a path on the High Line park on June 7, 2011, in New York City. The High Line was formerly an elevated railway 30 feet above the city's West Side that was built in 1934 for freight trains. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. The moon rises at sunset behind New York's Empire State building, which opened in 1931. At 102 stories high, the Empire State Building is the fourth tallest skyscraper in America. (Gary Hershorn / REUTERS) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 7/16/2008 11:18:03 AM ET 2008-07-16T15:18:03

On the Ave Hotel, from $209 per room per night
When you book the Waterfall Quest package, you'll get a one-hour cruise on a New York Water Taxi to see the Waterfalls installations (the two included tickets are valued at $50). You'll also receive a bottle of wine upon arrival. The hotel is located on Broadway, the main artery of the Upper West Side, and near the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Rates start at $209 per room per night.

When: Through Oct. 15, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or local fees of $4 per room per night. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/509-7598, ontheave-nyc.com.

Millenium Hilton Hotel, from $229 per room per night
Book the Waterfalls Package, and, in addition to one night of accommodations, you'll receive two tickets for New York Water Taxi's one-hour cruise, a $50 value (or choose the sunset cruise, also valued at $50 for two). You'll see all four waterfall installations on the tour with narration, and then you can use your included South Street Seaport coupon book to guide you around the historic area. Also receive a free glass of wine when you dine at Harbor Lights Restaurant. Rates start at $229 per room per night.

When: Through Oct. 13, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or local fees of $4 per room per night. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 212/693-2001, hiltonfamilynewyork.com.

Hotel Le Bleu, from $254 per room per night
Forget the crowds of midtown Manhattan—locals have been raving about Brooklyn for years, and the tourism industry is starting to catch on. The new Hotel Le Bleu is offering a special 15 percent discount on its standard room rates. Most of the 48 rooms have balconies, plus a big-screen plasma TV. The hotel, located in the Park Slope neighborhood and near several subway lines, is also opening a brand-new lounge, the Vue, with views of Manhattan's skyline. Staying in Brooklyn will open up a new world of tourism possibilities. For instance, you can see the exhibits at the nearby Brooklyn Museum of Art or tour the Brooklyn Brewery. Rates start at $254 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 1, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or local fees of $4 per room per night. Based on single or double occupancy.

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Contact: 866/427-6073, hotellebleu.com.

Apple Core Hotels, from $280 per room per night
The Bicycle Built for Two package is offered at five midtown New York City hotels: Comfort Inn Midtown, La Quinta Inn Manhattan, The Hotel at Times Square, Ramada Inn East Side, and Red Roof Inn Manhattan. The package includes a two-hour bike rental (worth $28) and a map for exploring 843-acre Central Park. After cycling, take a break with an included hot dog and French fries at the Boathouse's express café, a $14 value. Breakfast daily is included in the rate. Rates start at $280 per room per night.

When: Through Aug. 3, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or local fees of $4 per room per night. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code BICYCLE.

Contact: applecorehotels.com.

Buckingham Hotel, from $339 per room per night
Thanks to the Central Park Zoo package, you'll stay in a suite with a fully equipped kitchen and receive four tickets (two adults, two kids) to the Central Park Zoo, a $22 value. There will be plush animals in your room to take home as souvenirs, plus a replenishing afternoon snack. The zoo is just a short walk from the hotel, which is across the street from Carnegie Hall and has hosted artists and performers such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Giuseppe De Luca. Rates start at $339 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 7, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or local fees of $4 per room per night. Based on single through quad occupancy. Use promo code Zoo.

Contact: 888/511-1900, buckinghamhotel.com.

Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Interested in more than the city? There's a special summer deal going on with 215 hotels and other properties across New York state: When you book two nights, you'll get the third night free. For more tips on what to do, visit the state's official tourism site.

Getting there: In a recent search, Kayak produced these round trip fares to New York City in early August: $179 from Boston (Delta), $220 from Miami (American), $269 from Kansas City (Northwest), $319 from Chicago (American), $430 from San Francisco (United), and $466 from Seattle (Delta).

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