marriott destinations | new york city

Each December, my family discusses travel goals for the upcoming year. We makes lists of cities we would like to visit, tourist attractions we would like to explore, and more often than not, our vacations include a stay at a Marriott property.

Marriott International is a leading hospitality company with over 3,800 properties in over 74 countries and territories around the world, which means you’ll be able to find a hotel in almost any city you travel to.

Marriott is also helpful when it comes to planning getaways because they include infographics and interactive pages on their website.

Since my husband has never been to New York city before– and we’re only a few hours away in Boston– we’ve been planning an upcoming trip. I was so pleased to find this Marriott infographic regarding the city’s five boroughs! Not only does it give a brief history of each borough, but it also lists restaurants and tourist attractions. That’s definitely information my family looks for when considering a hotel location.

New York City’s Five Boroughs – An infographic by the team at Marriott New York Hotels

We are interested in seeing a few Broadway shows while we’re in the city, so I also viewed the interactive “Timeline of Major Broadway Musicals” by Marriott. I’ve decided we’re going to see Newsies even though I’m very tempted to see Wicked for the third time. So many great choices!

Timeline of Major Broadway Musicals by Marriott

Here are other attractions we would like to see while in NYC:
+ Central Park
+ Statue of Liberty
+ Empire State Building
+ Rockefeller Center
+ Museum of Modern Art
+ Broadway
+ Times Square
+ Ellis Island
+ Grand Central Station

And I’m sure I could go on! I can’t wait for my husband to see this gorgeous city for the first time. Who knows. Maybe we’ll get crazy a plan a trip to the city for New Year’s Eve. I’m sure that booking a room at the Marriott and watching the ball drop in Times Square would be a romantic way to start off 2014. And, ahem — Miley Cyrus will be performing. Who doesn’t want to see that trainwreck? ;)

I’d love to know — how do you plan your vacations?

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  • Catherine C

    What I would do to be able to go back to New York! xx I will be thankful for the Aussie heat when soaking up sun in Gold Coast though! xx

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Yes, the Aussie heat will be wonderful when everyone else is freezing. ;)

  • Ruth

    You should do it! I’ve heard and read that the best time to visit NY is during the festive season. Most probably that’s when I’ll plan to visit for the first time…so if you won’t be visiting for this New Year’s Eve, then you should definitely plan it for the next ;)

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I want to so badly! We just have to figure out boarding for our two pups.

      • Ruth

        hmmm..yes that’s always a bit of a problem :/ we should be taking our dog with us to Rome for a holiday next year, but to NY, I don’t think that would be easy..what with crossing the continents and getting around in the city. At least you have great boarding kennels…we don’t have that much choice over here.

  • adventuresofalondonkiwi

    Very much the same way – we throw all the interesting destinations in the ring & work out how many we can visit. When you go to NY, make sure you do a Greenwich village Foodie tour OMG so good!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      That foodie tour sounds amazing! Thanks for the recommendation!!

  • Lisette

    LOVED this infographic about my hometown! I never even knew why Queens was named the way it was. yay!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I keep forgetting it’s your hometown!

  • Molly @ The Move to America

    Love the infographic too – I like finding out bits of info like that!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I think it’s fun they have infographics and interactive pages on the Marriott site! I really liked the Broadway show one and will be checking out the DC pages since we’re moving back there in Feb!

  • kim @ AmovingStory

    Love the infographic! The Marriott Marquis in Times Square is dazzling. I love standing in the elevator bay with all of the busy elevators–and the location is just the best.

  • Amy @ ToothbrushTravels

    Ahh, i can’t wait for the day i get to go to New York!

  • Helene

    Hey, thanks for the infographic, really helpful. I was in NYC only once and I wasn’t totally sure where is what and where is safe and where not, because I was travelling alone and I’m a female. Good thing that I was able to sort the hotels by neighborhood and I chose to stay near Times Square. I can only recommend using it –