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16 Aug 2014 Vacationing Nyc Via a New York Vacation Home
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For over 8 million people, New York City is loved and called home. But for millions of others, New York is not a place to settle down – rather it’s a great place to visit and vacation.

If you’re considering visiting the Big Apple, then you’re probably checking out hotel prices. You might even be having a little bit of sticker shock if it’s your first time visiting. But did you know that there’s a better way?

For a very competitive price versus a hotel room, a New York vacation home can be had. Private home owners in New York offer their houses for rent, short term, to vacationers from all over the world. A vacation rental home is perfect for those that want a bit of added privacy, have a family with children, are visiting with a group of friends, or just need something more than a hotel room can provide.

Vacation rental homes in New York are plentiful, but not always easy to find unless you know where to look.

Advantages of visiting New York with a vacation home

The advantages of a vacation home over a hotel room are many. While in a hotel you have neighbors just on the other side of the wall, a vacation home provides you with the privacy of a residential home.

New York vacation homes also have a diversity that allows you to find a home that is most centrally located to the areas you plan on visiting. Whether you want a home that is close to everything, or one that is away from everything to allow you to relax at the end of the day, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the perfect New York vacation home.

About Zonder

Zonder maintains a sizable database of available vacation homes in New York and around the world, most with pictures. Before you travel, visit Zonder.com to search thousands of vacation rentals and book them online. Zonder’s user friendly interface and huge selection makes finding a vacation rental fast, simple, and convenient.

14 Jun 2014 Driving and parking in New York City

If you’re going to try to brave driving in New York City, there are several things you should know. First of all, try to park on the street. Parking lots charge insane amounts of money and end up hiding your car underground. If you’re in the city for a while, you may try buying a membership to a garage, but the daily fees are astronomical.

Instead, try parking on the street. Side streets (the numbered streets) are not metered and are therefore your best option. You also don’t have to pay for street parking at all on Sundays or at night, so park where you please at these times. Just be aware of when alternate side parking regulations are in effect, and at what time you have to move your car in the morning to avoid being ticketed. Checking the signs on the streets where you have parked helps, and go online to the New York Transportation authority website to find out the forty-odd days of the year when alternate side parking is suspended.

Once you have your spot, I recommend keeping it forever. However, if you do have to move your car at some point, just know that New York drivers are not the same as other drivers. We don’t turn right on red, we don’t signal, and we cut people off. If you are as aggressive as we are (especially if you’re driving a car with New York plates) you shouldn’t have a problem.