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New York is a city that acknowledges no boundaries with its multiculturalism, different neighborhoods, and unique experience. Business travelers are here to work, but they also want to experience the city’s aesthetic and culture as well!
This quick guide introduces you to top places to stay, eat, work from, and more – from Manhattan to Brooklyn and Queens.
Excited? Let’s dive in!
Where to Stay
The first thing any business traveler should do before they arrive in New York is to research accommodations. There are so many choices and options it can be hard to know where to start.
For furnished rentals in NYC, we recommend renting an apartment through platforms like AirBnB or Blueground. This way, you can stay in your own space and with all the amenities of home. There are hundreds of exquisitely furnished apartments located in Midtown or Downtown Manhattan.
Another great option for visitors is staying in one of the city’s hotels. Choices abound ranging from rare boutique hotels that only have a few rooms available, to 5-star chains like Hilton and Marriott that offer everything a traveler could want.
For those looking for something more affordable, there are plenty of mid-priced options as well as budget-friendly lodgings scattered throughout the city.
Choose Your Airport Wisely
Choosing the right airport to fly into can make a huge difference when it comes to your commute. If you’re flying into New York City, LaGuardia Airport is definitely your best option.
Located about 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, it’s one of the busiest airports in the country and has both domestic and international flights. If you’re just planning on visiting the city for a day or two, however, LaGuardia can be quite busy.
JFK Airport is slightly farther out in Queens but offers more convenient connections to Manhattan and other parts of the city.
Finally, Newark Liberty International Airport is a good option if you’re traveling with a large group or if you have a lot of luggage. It’s also close to Newark, NJ and Trenton, NJ, making it easy to get around outside of New York.
Where to Eat
New York City is a food lover’s dream come true. With so many unique cuisines to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit all your senses and tastes.
Whether you’re hungry for a traditional slice of pizza or want to explore the world’s largest Chinatown, these are some top places to eat in New York City:
This restaurant is best suited for travelers using the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The buffet has all of the usual suspects – eggs, bacon, toast, waffles – but there are also lots of options if you’re looking for something more specific, like Russian food or Ethiopian food. Plus, it’s open 24 hours a day, so you can always get your fix if need be.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
If you want to experience the best sushi in New York City, head on over to Momofuku Noodle Bar. Chef David Chang has mastered the art of sushi, and his menu features some of the most inventive sushi dishes in town.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
This popular chain has locations all over the city, making it a great place to stop for a quick caffeine fix. For breakfast or lunch, try their sandwiches and salads.
Where to Do Your Day’s Work
The obvious places to start if you’re looking for a space to work in New York City are places like coffee shops and public libraries. However, if that’s not your thing, there are many other options, including co-working spaces and private offices. Here are a few of our favorites:
If you’re looking for a quick way to get some work done in New York City, coffee shops offer a great option. Not only do they provide a great environment for working, but many also offer free Wi-Fi and charging stations for your laptop. Some favorites include Blue Bottle Coffee and Ritual Coffee Roasters.
If you’re looking for a relatively quiet location to work, you might want to use public libraries. In addition to offering plenty of space to spread out, many libraries also offer free Wi-Fi and charging stations. Some of our favorites include the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library.
For those looking for an environment that’s both communal and professional, co-working spaces are a decent option. Some top picks are the Working Space at Google NYC, WeWork 35 Wall Street, and Angel House Co-Working.
Welcome to NYC!
New York City is one of the most iconic and bustling cities in the world, and for business travelers, it’s no different. Follow the advice shared in this guide, and you’ll not only enjoy a successful business trip but also leave with plenty of great memories! Enjoy your stay in NYC!