New York City Street Map:
Vital Tool For Any Visit

New York City Street Map

A New York City street map is absolutely crucial for planning successful days and nights, and ensuring a relaxed, stress-free vacation. You’ll find 

accuracy, portability, and durability at a very reasonable price. Believe me, carrying one will positively impact your vacation--especially when you encounter unknown territory. Understand that lower Manhattan (Greenwich Village, Chinatown, SoHo, and more) and Upper Manhattan can be confusing even to me (a long time resident) or a frequent visitor. Therefore, a map is useful for everyone.



  • Select a hotel that is convenient to the majority of attractions you will visit.

  • Assist you in planning each day's itinerary by grouping your attractions by location areas.

  • Tote your New York City street map everywhere you go—you’ll be glad you did! You’ll be more apt to roam, relax, and enjoy without fear or apprehension.
There are many maps on the market. But, I’ve listed some of my favorites below. Most maps are laminated (one of my favorite qualities) and small enough to carry with you! There is nothing worse than a paper map that tears, or is impossible to fold back up—you know exactly what I mean, don't you? You won’t have those problems with any of the following.


1. Manhattan City Street Laminated Map (about $6.25): Clear and concise. Transit map and top attractions included. Click here for details.

2. The New Yorker's Manhattan MiniMap (about $4.95): is a full-scale map of Manhattan below 125th Street that folds down to the size of a credit card. It shows building numbers, traffic direction arrows, subway stations, landmarks, museums, and more. It also has a complete subway and bus map. Click here for details.

3. Streetwise Manhattan, Street Map of Manhattan (about $6.95): Easy on the eyes and comes with a carrying case. Includes subway lines, stations, and an integrated bus map. Check it out.

4. Free NYC Official Visitor Map: Although it's not laminated, this FREE map can be ordered by calling 800-NYC-VISIT (or 212-397-8222 from outside the United States) to order by mail. There is a nominal shipping fee. Or, you can pick one up at the at any of the New York City's Official Visitor Information Centers.

5. You can download a great free map at

6. If you are a member of Barnes and Noble you can save 10%. If you are a member of AAA (Automobile Association of America), you can receive a 10% discount at Barnes and Noble online, but website access must be initiated via the AAA website.


Answer: both! A printed map is perfect for planning your days and the location of your hotel. It allows you to get the 'big' picture of distinct neighborhood locations and get an overview of the city. Carry it with you at all times. A virtual map, such as one on your phone or a GPS, is good for directing you to places while you walk or drive.


Want to use the best, free, online map right now? No problem. Use your cursor to move around and zoom in and out--it's interactive!

View NYC Visitor Discounts Map of Manhattan in a larger map


Not sure what neighborhood to stay in? Consider which area contains the most sites that you want to see. Interested in mostly the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero Memorial and Museum, Wall Street, and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum? Check the map and see that your top sights are located in the Financial District. So, it might be best for you to select a hotel in the Financial District, Battery Park City, or Brooklyn. Use the map to determine the most convenient place to stay.

Use the map below to plan your daily sightseeing stops by area. Select those attractions that are located most closely for day one, and continue on accordingly with the rest of your visitl

Remember, the more planning you invest in your vacation, the better the outcome and the resulting happy memories. A tiny investment in a New York City street map can positively contribute to this.


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