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January 27, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Super Bowl flights pricey, but Manhattan hotels not bad

Pedestrians roam New York's Times Square as an image of the Vince Lombardi Trophy hangs in the background on Monday.  Super Bowl Boulevard, 13 blocks of fan fun, will  stretch along Broadway around Times Square. (AP Photo / Craig Ruttle)

Pedestrians roam New York’s Times Square as an image of the Vince Lombardi Trophy hangs in the background on Monday. Super Bowl Boulevard, 13 blocks of fan fun, will stretch along Broadway around Times Square. (AP Photo / Craig Ruttle)

Still want to fly to New York to get close to the Feb. 2 Super Bowl action? Seahawks fans will pay higher airfares  than Denver Broncos fans, even though several airlines have added flights between Seattle and the New York area.

Here’s what airfares are averaging for return flights from Seattle and Denver to the New York City area, according to Hipmunk.com on Monday:

Seahawks: $763 from Seattle to New York on Jan 31 with return on Feb. 3.

Broncos: $418 from Denver on Jan 31, return on Feb. 3

If you bite the financial bullet and go, about the cheapest place to stay in the New York area is in New Jersey – especially Jersey City which is about 10 miles from MetLife Stadium where the Feb. 2 Super Bowl will be played.

Jersey City had “more than 40 hotels with availability and pricing as low as $125 a night,” Kayak.com said on Monday.

Still, Jersey City rates are up 55 percent on average over the same period last year. Overall in NJ/NY area, rates for hotel stays are up 200 percent on average, according to Kayak. And some hotels have sent rates sky-high, up 500 percent from the same period last year.

Still, staying in Jersey City keeps you far from fan fun,  a lot of which will be in Manhattan centered on Super Bowl Boulevard, and the Big Apple sights.

A quick check Monday on nycgo.com, New York’s official tourism website, showed a handful of rooms available  at hotels in Midtown Manhattan  starting at about $350 a night for the Super Bowl weekend.  Not at all  bad by New York standards, since Manhattan hotels are often in that range.

 

 

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