ManhattanNew York

4.3/5Top Destination

Escape to Manhattan! Enjoy its theater, entertainment, and monuments.

With its metallic and concrete skyline towering over everything in sight, Manhattan is a place built up like no other. Although it is only about 24 square miles (62 square kilometers) in area, many people describe feeling as if they are in the center of the universe when they are here. Go south and you’ll be in the presence of some of the world’s most important financial institutions, in the Financial District. Go north and you’ll stand where jazz was invented, in Harlem.

No matter which direction you go, Manhattan’s attractions will appear as many as they are varied. Walk beneath an enormous configuration of advertisements in Times Square. Watch a live performance of your favorite play on Broadway. See the Knicks, Rangers or Liberty play a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Retreat into a lush oasis of knolls, ponds and a zoo at Central Park.

Downtown, wander through the fashion seat of the world in SoHo and TriBeCa. Browse over 18 miles (29 kilometers) of books at The Strand bookstore and play a game of chess just up the block at Union Square. Linger among the greatest figures of the contemporary American art world in Chelsea.

Eat at dozens of Michelin-starred restaurants or grab a slice of pizza from a pizzeria. Whether you want stellar Chinese, Indian, French, Italian or Ethiopian food, you can find it all here. If you feel like grabbing a drink, enjoy any of the thousands of bars and clubs that remain open late into the night.

Many who live here boast of how convenient it is to walk from place to place. Yet New York City also has one of the best subway systems in the world, and nearly every line runs through the island.

Manhattan has so much to see and do that you may not be able to fit everything into one trip. This is all the more reason to rise early and stay out late in one of America’s best urban experiences available. Then, plan to return again and again.

Known for

Museums, Entertainment and Theaters

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Other neighborhoods in New York

Midtown
Midtown showing a city

Midtown

Known for Skyscrapers, Urban, Theaters

4.5/5(3,368 reviews)

One of the most recognizable areas in the world also has enough tourist attractions to fill several visits.

Queens
Corona which includes a sporting event

Queens

Known for Festivals, Baseball, Cafes

3.5/5(5,489 reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Queens. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Briarwood Van Wyck Blvd. Station or Jamaica Van Wyck Station to see more of Jamaica.

Central New York City
New York featuring a city, signage and a high rise building

Central New York City

Known for Theaters, Skyscrapers, Urban

Known for its soaring skyscrapers and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Central New York City. Check out top attractions like Broadway and Times Square, and jump on the metro at 49th St. Station or 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station to see more of the city.

SoHo
SoHo - Tribeca showing a city and street scenes as well as a large group of people

SoHo

Known for Shopping, Urban, Culture

4.5/5(165 reviews)

This fashionable neighborhood is great for shopping, eating and drinking.

Theater District
New York featuring a city, signage and a high rise building

Theater District

Known for Theaters, Entertainment, Urban

Broadway and Times Square are top sights in Theater District, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at 49th St. Station or Times Sq. - 42 St. Station to see more sights in the area.

Chelsea
The High Line Park featuring a city, a garden and street scenes

Chelsea

Known for Urban, Culture, Museums

4/5(1,578 reviews)

Manhattan’s prized arts district is a success story of urban renewal. Tour the area to see some of Downtown’s hippest attractions.

Top Hotels in Manhattan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
$100
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Broadway and Central Park are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (14,910 reviews)

"I really did like the cleanliness of the Hotel. The only thing is, the room was a bit small. But we accommodated/managed. Friendliness, impeccable. Yes....I would stay again and I would recommend Yotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

YOTEL New York
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
$80
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Garden, Macy's, and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within ...

2.6/5 (28,274 reviews)

"This is a very big, old hotel that has been some what updated. The rooms are larger than at new hotels."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Hotel Pennsylvania
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
$130
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Grand Central Terminal. Chrysler Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (28,109 reviews)

"This property was a great price for walking distance to many of the attractions we wanted to see in the city."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

Popular things to do in Manhattan

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(20,154 reviews)

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(10,963 reviews)

One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(6,738 reviews)

No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(8,451 reviews)

This majestic, lively hub for commuters is a must-see for architecture buffs.

Chrysler Building
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Chrysler Building

4/5(2,008 reviews)

Venture into one of the world’s most iconic buildings, which harks back to a time of industrial growth and art deco flair.

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(15,074 reviews)

Offering blissful respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, this is the perfect spot to rest weary feet or enjoy a picnic. 

Top activities in Manhattan

New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions
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New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions

$64

Choose your favorite New York sights and activities and save on admission. Climb to the top of the iconic Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observatory. Jump aboard the Hop-on Hop-Off Big Bus Tour or board the ferry to Ellis Island and meet Lady Liberty herself.

9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line

$28

Pay your reverent respects to the victims of 9/11 at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Reflect before the quiet fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, and learn about the heroes, sacrifices, and ongoing impact of the tragic 2001 attacks.

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

$41

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building.

Early Access Statue of Liberty with Pedestal & Ellis Island
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Early Access Statue of Liberty with Pedestal & Ellis Island

$59

Get a 360-degree experience of not one but two of America's most iconic sites on an Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour. Enjoy special access to the Pedestal and enjoy stunning views over New York Harbor.

Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets
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Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets

$25

Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Ticket includes access to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Step inside The Met 5th Avenue, a Big Apple institution whose roots go back to 1866, and admire the Beaux-Arts Fifth Avenue façade and Great Hall before skipping the ticket line and grabbing a map to plot out your day.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Admission
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Brooklyn Children's Museum Admission

$13

Visit: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900 Brooklyn Children's Museum promotes a family friendly environment where you'll access exhibits which offer boundless opportunities for sensory play and exploration that encourage children’s social, emotional and physical development.

Reviews of Manhattan

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 38.554377542175104%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.941788357671534%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.9603920784156832%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.2335800493432019%

5/5 - Excellent

Anshul

Sep 16, 2018

Too many attractions on walking distance. 

3/5 - Okay

LeesaPowers

Sep 15, 2018

No Parking to load and unload 

4/5 - Good

Robert

Sep 10, 2018

Convenient for local transit & touring options.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 10, 2018

Congested but convenient to Grand Central Station.

5/5 - Excellent

Teri

Sep 9, 2018

perfect location! Right in the heart of Times Square!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 9, 2018

On the edge of busy and average.

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