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Apps Help You Get the Most Out of NYC

If a visit to NYC is on your list of things to do, you've got to get some apps. But due to the number of apps out there these days, selecting just the very best is a mindboggling task. Don't worry; we've done the dirty work for you. We dug in and discovered a few apps that will help you get the most out of your excursion to the Big Apple.

  • The Official Central Park App. Free, and packed with must-know information about Central Park. You can't imagine all the events, and things there are to do in Central Park year-round. The app includes an events calendar and an interactive GPS-enabled map; you'll know what's going on, and how to get there in a jiffy. Need a snack, want to rent a bike, or make a quick stop at the restroom? This app has got you covered. If a stop at Central Park is in your plans, you must simply get this app.
  • NYC Map App. Forget that ancient, hard to fold paper map. Download the free NYC Map app and find out where you are and where you ought to be in a flash. View parking locations and rates, get daily deals from sites like Groupon, and peruse restaurant information, including menus and reservations via OpenTable. That's just for starters.
  • New York: Condé Nast Traveler City Guide. Here are just a few reasons why you must have this app: 'To Do' list and travel journal, ability to share your journey on social networks, audio tours of editors' favorite places 500+ searchable listings for hotels, restaurant, bars and a "Word of Mouth" section offers up recommendations from locals and visitors. At just .99, it's a worthy investment indeed.

Download the apps through Google Play and iTunes App Stores. After a day or roaming the City, relax over a scrumptious meal at Saju, a popular French restaurant located in Hotel Mela. Hotel Mela is a boutique Midtown Manhattan hotel that offers reasonable rates, comfortable, chic rooms and personal service.