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Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson - Contributor at (Photo: Clay Williams)

A writer based in Manhattan, Craig Nelson loves to explore cities around the world and write about what he finds. With more than a dozen years of documenting New York City for various outlets, his passion for The Big Apple runs deep. He's also a fan of Las Vegas and loves to cover everything from the hottest shows to the newest attractions that arrive on The Strip. During his career, he's worked for travel and food publishers like Zagat, Not For Tourists, Frommer's and TripAdvisor. Writing for lets him keep up with what's happening in NYC and Vegas. In his free time, you'll find him dreaming about Italy and France in Central Park or hopping the subway to check out a new neighborhood somewhere in the five boroughs. 

Posts (120)

  • 10 Surprising Facts About One World Observatory

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |August 12, 2016

    Beyond the awesome views, this icon in the sky has many juicy secrets and stories

  • 10 Things to Book Before You Visit NYC

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |August 2, 2016

    Planning a trip to New York? The order in which you book your activities and accommodation can make all the difference -- and it’s not the order that most people follow. Read on for our juicy tips and strategies

  • Cab Etiquette Rules That Everyone Should Know

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |July 14, 2016

    Some behavior is rude, some behavior is downright illegal and some behavior is so commendable it deserves more than a nice tip. Here are the rules of the road that you -- and your cabbie -- should follow at all times

  • Secrets of Central Park

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |June 28, 2016

    There’s more than meets the eye to Central Park’s 843 acres. From hidden architecture to alligator sightings, here are 11 things you never knew about this urban oasis.

  • 6 Surprising Tips for Catching a Cab in New York City

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |June 27, 2016

    From the app that tells you the best street corner to hail a cab to the major changes coming to the NYC taxi system, the lowdown on the city’s official car service

  • 10 Things Every Visitor Needs to Know Before Coming to NYC

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |June 24, 2016

    Don’t make newbie mistakes upon your first venture into the city that never sleeps

  • 8 Essential Tips for Avoiding Lines at NYC’s Popular Attractions

    Category Attractions

    |by Craig Nelson |June 22, 2016

    When you visit NYC, it’s not just iconic sights that you’ll see – but also long lines snaking out of them. Mitigate the wait with these 8 tips

  • The Ultimate New York City Itinerary in 3 Days, 1 Week and 2 Week

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |July 6, 2015

    Make the most of your NYC visit, no matter how much time you have. We curated three itineraries that hit the highlights with plenty of time left to explore the local flavor

  • Secrets of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel

    Category General

    |by Craig Nelson |November 11, 2013

    From a secret train tunnel to the origins of the signature salad, here are 11 fascinating facts about one of New York's classic five-star hotels

  • The 16 Best New York City Bagels and What Makes ‘Em So Good

    Category Restaurants

    |by Craig Nelson |September 11, 2013

    We take you on a historical and gastronomical tour of the humble bagel and then reveal the 16 NYC bagel shops where you can rest assured that you're getting a chewy, hand-rolled delight that is an authentic New York City experience