Almost everybody has a dream of someday traveling to New York State. Whether it is the sights of the Big Apple or the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains and outdoor activities around the Finger Lakes.
Unfortunately, dreams of an outstanding New York travel deal are frequently turned into nightmares when potential visitors are handed opening prices on trips to NY.
However, the smart consumer should not despair OR pay the excessive prices initially offered. With the internet and numerous travel agencies in the market for your business, finding a quality New York travel deal with specifics such as airline tickets and hotel stays can be pretty simple.
Keep in mind that traveling to NY can still be very expensive with all of the “extras” involved. But if you do a bit of fact finding and take the advice of this article, finding an excellent travel deal to NY may be easier than you think.
Being that we are in the Age of Information, with answers to our needs at our fingertips, one of the most powerful resources that you have to learn about a noteworthy New York travel deal is the internet. There are abundant websites offering savings for frugal, self-motivated travelers.
Here are a few tricks to finding online deals for your subsequent jaunt to NY:
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Start with the large travel websites; they usually produce the most valid comparison starting points for prices. Then go to some of the smaller websites (believe me they are hard to miss). After you get a feel for what is out there, then you could even go straight to the website of the airline or lodging you may have seen as a good option for from the previous fact-finding. Often times going directly to the supplier can provide you with the greatest New York travel deal.
2. It is often wise to start the research for your vacation several months in advance. It is a good idea to check the prices for your airfare if booked now for your desired departure date and also check the last minute flights to your destination at the same time. If you ascertain that waiting until the last minute to book your plane could be a worthwhile New York travel deal, then you may want to reflect upon that as a part of your trip plans. You will need to be sure to be flexible in case you cannot get on the flight that you had originally wanted.
3. When considering your lodging options, you should look into hostels in addition to the usual hotels, etc. These are low-budget accommodations that are a delightful combination of a Bed & Breakfast and a dorm and provide uncomplicated travelers with an amazing New York travel deal. There are no less than 40 separate hostels scattered around the metropolitan area of the Big Apple and quoted prices start as low as USD per night!
4. When you get to your destination in NY, speak with some of the locals. Most of the time there will be a friendly face available at your hotel, hostel, etc. Find out from them the greatest places to go for a nice dinner or if there are any locally sponsored events or games that you can attend. The locals normally know all of the best quaint restaurants with considerable atmosphere that will not empty your pocketbook on a single meal and some of the most interesting activities to be present at.
Visiting New York State can be very satisfying. One of the greatest ways to derive pleasure from your vacation is to know that you have found at least one New York travel deal that has helped to stretch your budgeted trip money. This way you will have more of that allocated cash to do what you really want to do, which is: experience New York.
Steve Gray is the owner of www.NYTripGuide.com which offers info on how to get a great New York travel deal. He has the experience and knowledge to offer strategies and solutions for making trips to New York cost-effective and memorable.
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England is well known for its historical pubs, some dating back to the middle ages, and what better place to do a historic pub crawl than York?
York Pub Crawl
As one of England’s most historical cities, there are plenty of pubs in York worth a visit.
Copyright: Phil Wiley
Ye Olde Starre Inn which is in Stonegate, a quaint narrow paved street, is my favourite pub in York. It’s hard to walk past it without popping in for a pint of cider, or Theakston’s Old Peculiar (a Yorkshire beer). They also do great ‘pub’ lunches, and the atmosphere is not too bad either 🙂 You’ll have the time of your life. Especially if you’re on a York pub crawl with your mates.
Not only that, but being the oldest pub in the city, Ye Olde Starre Inn holds real historical significance. It dates back to 1644, the time of King Henry VIII’s reign, and is the subject of many ghost stories. The Battle of Marston Moor was fought near York in the English Civil War and the Inn’s cellar was used as an operating room for the wounded. It is said their screams of pain can still sometimes be heard throughout the pub. Another interesting story is that of the two cats who were apparently bricked into the pillar between the door and the bar. It is said the cats can be heard scampering through the pubs and that dogs bark and hit their heads against the pillar trying to get to the cats.
York Pub Crawl – The King’s Arms
Another pub in York that is of particular interest is the Kings Arms. This is one of, if not the best known, of the pubs in York. As you wander inside to the warm, friendly atmosphere take a moment to look around. As you are greeted by the smiling staff and a friendly open fire (in the colder months) you will notice the pub’s inside decor of stone and wood features plaques of water heights.
The Kings Arms is best known for its capacity to flood. Being located on the banks of the River Ouse, every time the river bursts its banks the famous York pub goes under water. When it’s not flooded they serves up a fantastic king-sized meal. Sit inside by the fire, or on the banks of the River Ouse and have a pint or two and a bite (well a lot of bites) to eat.
York and the surrounding area is said to contain one pub for every day of the year, although this now probably a little exaggerated. It is said, with poetic licence, that there is no point within the city walls where one can stand and not be able to see at least one pub and at least one church. So if you like English beer go on a York pub crawl.
by Kate Wiley
The Good Pub Guide 2009
Now in its 27th year, The Good Pub Guide once again brings you the very best pubs in Britain. The only truly independent guide of its kind, its comprehensive yearly updates and countless reader reports ensures that only the very best make the grade.Whether you are looking for a delicious gastro meal for that special night out, or just want a quiet, laid-back pint in a friendly countryside local, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect location among the unique, memorable and often hidden-away places. Excellent as a guide for your York pub crawl.
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This is the Ghostly Pub Tour of York as Detective O’neil takes the general public to the most haunted pubs around the city of York.
York Pub Crawl – The Golden Fleece
The Golden Fleece is an inn in York, England, which has a free house pub on the ground floor and four guest bedrooms above. It was mentioned in the York City Archives as far back as 1503 and is rumoured to be haunted. The inn claims to be the most haunted public house in the City of York. The back yard of the inn is named “Peckitt’s Yard” after John Peckett, who owned the premises as well as being Lord Mayor of York around 1702. His wife Lady Alice Peckett is said to haunt the pub, which was featured on the British TV programme Most Haunted in 2005.
[caption id="attachment_861" align="alignright" width="400"] The Golden Fleece, York – Photo: Phil Wiley[/caption]
“Many guests have reported seeing the late Lady Peckett wandering the endless corridors and staircases in the wee, small hours and, including ghostly apparitions and moving furniture, hers is just one of the five resident spirits.”
The pub is situated on The Pavement in the centre of York, opposite the historic Tudor street called The Shambles.It has a recognisable large golden fleece (dead sheep) hanging above the door. Nearby attractions also include the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall (who were former owners of the inn themselves), Cliffords Tower, and York Minster….source: wikipedia.org.
York Pub Crawl – York Brewery
York Brewery opened in May 1996 in York, England using the disused brewery equipment of Lions Original Brews from Burnley and was the first brewery within the city walls for 40 years. In 2007, it expanded so to increase its output by 50 per cent. In December 2008 York Brewery was taken over by Mitchell’s Hotels and Inns of Lancaster which plans to expand its business and create jobs.
It produces award-winning ales (and what other kinds do you want to drink on your York pub crawl 🙂 )
The brewery’s ‘Centurion’s Ghost Ale’ was named champion in the Brewing Industry International Awards 2002 and won the ‘Best Strong Bitter’ Gold Medal at the Great British Beer Festival in 2006 and 2007. Its beer, ‘Guzzler’ won the gold medal in the bitter category of the Small Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) North Beer Competition in January 2006 and the gold medal in the bitter category of the North Beer Competition, held by the Society of Independent Brewers, in January 2007. ‘Yorkshire Terrier’ won the bronze medal in the Champion Beer of Britain competition held at the Great British Beer Festival in 2000, and the silver medal in the Society of Independent Brewers North Beer competition in February 2003.
The brewery produces four ales year-round: Yorkshire Terrier, Stonewall (removed as a permanent for 2009, replaced by Constantine), Guzzler and Centurion’s Ghost, as well as several seasonal ales. Centurion’s Ghost Ale, which is 5.4% alcohol by volume, is York Brewery’s strongest beer and is named after an incident when an apprentice plumber saw Roman soldiers marching through the cellar of Treasurer’s House in York. ‘Brideshead Bitter’ was produced in conjunction with Castle Howard, where scenes from the television series Brideshead Revisited were filmed.
The brewery is located centrally within York on Toft Green, and offers tours of its facilities to the public. As well as producing ales, the brewery also runs three pubs within York, namely The Three-Legged Mare, The Last Drop Inn and The Yorkshire Terrier Inn, and one, Mr. Foley’s Cask Ale House, in Leeds. Its beers are however available in many other pubs throughout York and the wider Yorkshire area.
Best Pubs in York for your historic York pub crawl.
The Maltings: Tanners Moat ,York, Yorkshire ,YO1 6HU (just over the river from York city centre)
Good food and beer including Black Sheep Bitter, plus the landlord keeps six guest ales on hand pump including one each from Roosters and York and four that change daily.
The Good Pub Guide calls it a “Bustling, friendly city pub with cheerful landlord, interesting real ales and other drinks plus good value standard food”
The Golden Fleece: 16 Pavement, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9UP
Small city centre pub with good beer and added ghosts.
The Three Tuns: 12 Coppergate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9NR
Sizeable lively open-plan pub, four well kept ales such as Wychwood and Jennings, decent generous food from sandwiches up
The King’s Arms: 3 Kings Staith, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9SN
Fine riverside position (prone to flooding – past water levels shown), bowed black beams, flagstones, lunchtime food from sandwiches up, Sam Smiths; picnic-sets out on cobbled waterside terrace, open all day. It’s great York city centre location on the banks of the River Ouse means it’s often crowded and on sunny days hard to get a seat outdoors. But it should definitely be on your list for your York Pub Crawl. Unless it’s flooded of course 🙂
Ye Old Starre Inn: 40 Stonegate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 8AS
My favourite pub in York, probably because my cousin Pete Wiley used to work in there as a barman, but it’s a must on your York pub crawl, with good food and more importantly lots of good beer.
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Friday, April 27, 2012 9:12:53 PM
RT @yorkunirealale: #SocietyEv??ent Week 2 – Pub Crawl. Meet at The York Tap, 20:30, this evening.
Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:31:56 PM
Out in York on the vodka and it’s still Raining the best pubs are under water flooded. ?????
Sunday, April 29, 2012 10:20:52 AM
Saturday, November 19, 2011 6:54:18 AM
@hayleyjgreen oh so jealous. There are so many great pubs in York. Would kill for a pint now!
Doing a mini pub crawl in York, love the oldy worldy pubs! 🙂
Sunday, April 29, 2012 2:04:35 AM
Next First Thursday 1st Dec sees the return of our Ale Trail round some great York pubs. Get it in the diary! Details to follow #yorkbeer
Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:23:33 AM
@Brad_Eveleigh Hope you enjoyed York, one of my fav cities!! #loveit hope u saw the minster,the old walls! The Shambles area! Some gud pubs!
Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:59:12 AM
@minkewales York pubs: Lendal Cellars, Ye old starre (?) Inn, Minster Inn, Guy Forks, Last Drop Inn, 3 Legged Mare. Courtesy of @Samwise1701
Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:39:15 AM
On the lookout for York pubs of the good beer variety in the city centre. Mixed group but all like ale! #york
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