Photos: Take a Bite Out of The Big Apple

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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 10/28/2008 9:18:48 AM ET 2008-10-28T13:18:48

Book by: December 30
Travel by: Winter

The deal
Few cities in the world compare with the non-stop entertainment you’ll find in New York, where world-famous historical sights, thriving nightlife, unsurpassed dining, incredible theatrical productions (aka Broadway), and high-end shopping are all on tap 24-7. Keeping within your budget is a challenge indeed with all the city has to offer, so we've taken the brunt work out of planning a trip and found three hotels for all tastes and budgets. Head to the big apple before December 30 and enjoy rates as low as $92/night!

The Carter Hotel from $92/night
Conveniently located in Times Square just a half block from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the Carter Hoteloffers basic accommodations with rates as low as $92/night. Expect few frills at this well-situated hotel designed for budget-minded travelers, but enjoy the easy walking distance to Broadway theaters and other nearby attractions like Rockefeller Center, Macy’s, and Radio City Music Hall. What you will find is 700 comfortable guestrooms, each with either one queen-sized bed or two double beds. All rooms include private bath and parking is available at a cost of $30 per day.

Astor On The Park from $194/night
For a relaxing stay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the recently renovated Astor on the Park is a great value option with rates starting at just $194/night. Overlooking Central Park and within close proximately to the Museum of Natural History and major subway lines, this cozy art-deco hotel offers 112 attractive guestrooms with marble baths, TVs, and wireless internet (available upon request). Spend a full weekend here or come mid-week; Fridays and Saturdays require a two-night minimum stay.

Mansfield Hotel from $252/night
An upscale boutique hotel in the heart of the historic theater district, the Mansfield Hotel is an elegant and smart choice with rates from $252/night. Groove along to live jazz in the sky-lit M Bar or relax by the fireplace in the hotel’s Club Room over 24-hour complimentary espressos. All 126 exquisitely decorated guestrooms feature stunning ebony-stained hardwood floors and black Cambrian marble baths. Rates start at $252/night.

The dollars
Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Book soon because rooms fill up fast around holiday time.

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