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Insider's Pick: High Line Park was built on an old elevated railroad that winds through city buildings. Grab a bench and indulge in the great NYC pastime: people watching.

If you can take the heat, go in summer, when New Yorkers hit the beach and business travel tapers off, prompting prices to dip about 25% below December's highs, says hotel researcher STR. Go even lower by shunning Times Square, where rooms often top $400.

Look for small hotels in residential neighborhoods, such as the Chelsea Inn (about $180 a night) in Chelsea, says Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet.

Lisa Ritchie of Time Out New York recommends Z NYC, just over the bridge in Queens, which is under $200. It's in a gritty industrial area, but there's a free shuttle into Manhattan. In downtown Brooklyn, close to hip nabes like the buzzing Smith Street restaurant row, the new Sheraton is $224 in the summer.

  @Money - Last updated May 02 2013 10:41 AM ET
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