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The New York State of Mind

Sep 3rd 2015 at 5:00 AM

Being the “city that never sleeps” New York is known for its fast-paced lifestyle, bustling streets, bright lights and colourful people. Many tourists flock to this metropolis not only to see its famous scenic spots but also to get a taste of city life.

What better way to have the ultimate New York experience while maximizing your investment than by exchanging homes with IVHE’s help. IVHE or International Vacation Home Exchange is an exclusive community of second or holiday home owners. IVHE offers members with vacation properties a unique opportunity to get more out of their current investment with non-simultaneous home exchanges.

Below is a list of tourist spots in New York along with recommended members you can exchange vacation homes with.

Statue of Liberty and Battery Park

Built in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was France's gift to America and remains a famous world symbol of freedom and one of the greatest American icons. Located on Liberty Island, the statue is world's largest statue and a short boat ride is required to get to it. Battery Park sits on the southern tip of Manhattan and it’s the perfect spot to see the statue from shore. The park affords great views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. From here visitors can catch the ferry to the statue and Ellis Island.

The perfect vacation rental home exchange while visiting New York is #1222: USA, New York. This recently renovated West Village studio apartment is nestled in a quiet residential street just steps to best restaurants, parks and subway. This apartment can accommodate 3 guests for only 20 credits per week.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building was the tallest in the world until the 1 World Trade Center tower rose higher 41 years later. The 381 m tall, 102-storey building was topped with a mooring mast for airships and immediately became a landmark and a symbol for NYC when it opened in 1931. On clear days, the Empire State Building provides amazing views of neighboring states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as New York.

Another great vacation rental home exchange while visiting New York is#1231: USA, New York. This modern 2-bedroom apartment is perched on the 57th floor of a luxury building. The apartment has spectacular, sweeping views of Manhattan and New York Harbour, access to pool, sauna, health club, roof terrace and more.Walk to theatres, restaurants and explore nearby Times Square, Lincoln Center, Grand Central Station, the High Line, Chelsea galleries, water taxis and the Circle Line. This fabulous apartment can accommodate 4 guests for only 50 to 70 credits per week.

Central Park

This huge park in the city center is the playground of New Yorker's, and is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful city and not simply a concrete jungle. Notable spots within the park that’s a must for visitors are Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake, which is used for skating in winter, and paddling in summer.

Broadway and Shubert Alley

Seeing a Broadway show is one of the highlights of a visit to New York City. This is “the place” to come to see the latest shows and the long running classics such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and The Lion King.

Shubert Alley is a famous pedestrian only alley in the theater district, and home to two well-known playhouses, Shubert and Booth.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Commonly known as the MET was founded in 1870, its permanent collection contains over 2 million works of art. The museum’s highlights include American decorative arts, arms and armor, costumes, Egyptian art, musical instruments, and photographs, and more.

A perfect vacation rental home exchange that has easy access to Central Park, Broadway and the MET is #0638: USA, New York. This Victorian gem on West 57th Street is housed in an 1885 landmark building on the National Register of Historic Places, called by Connoisseur Magazine “New York’s most enviable address.”Greeted by a doorman, one enters a tile- and glass-encrusted Renaissance Revival jewel box created by J.A.Holzer, later the head of the Louis Comfort Tiffany's mosaic studio. The New York Times has called it the city’s most beautiful lobby. With a ceiling height of over 14 feet, this majestic home has retained all of its Victorian opulence - hand-carved woodwork, shuttered bay windows, parquet floors and stained glass windows marked Tiffany & Co. This 1-bedroom apartment was the height of luxury in 1885 and so it remains today. This historical apartment can accommodate 2-guests for only 51 credits per week.

So visit New York now and get a glimpse of the New York state of mind. Exchange vacation homes and get a taste of the city life as a local. And with IVHE’s help, we’ll ensure that you’ll have an unforgettable vacation while maximizing your investment.

Join IVHE now and start planning your next house swap holiday!

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