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ManhattanNew York

Power and wealth and breathtaking scenery are concentrated on this very small island. Immerse yourself for a few days or a lifetime.

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.


Popular places to visit in Manhattan

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(22,890 reviews)

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

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(16,922 reviews)

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

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(15,833 reviews)

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(13,006 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(7,945 reviews)

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

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden

4.5/5(3,457 reviews)

Whether you’re performing here, watching your favorite sports team or entertainer or touring the venue, you’re in for an exciting event.

Top things to do in Manhattan

Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

$65
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket

$41
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise
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New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise

$41
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

$46
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

$129
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Greenwich Village Walking and Food Tasting Tour
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Greenwich Village Walking and Food Tasting Tour

$69
Per adult

Top Hotels in Manhattan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night

Located in Manhattan, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New York University, One World Trade Center, and National September 11 Memorial. Federal Reserve ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,471 reviews)

"Very aesthetically pleasing, very closing to multiple parking options. Perfect location and very easy for a late reservation, one-night stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is $79 per night

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, and Macy's. 33 St. Station (Park Av. S) is ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,083 reviews)

"I like the view, the sky view is everything you need."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Arlo NoMad
SIXTY Lower East Side
SIXTY Lower East Side
4.5 out of 5
190 Allen Street, New York, NY
The price is $148 per night

Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Washington Square Park. Union Square Park and Bleecker ...

4/5Very Good! (971 reviews)

"Reserved The Junior Suite King for an overnight stay; very spacious. Room was fully equipped with cable TV, radio with AUX & BLUETOOTH, free WiFi, toiletries (body wash, shampoo/conditioner, lotion etc...) refrigerator, safe and so forth. Room also had a separate sitting area with a pullout couch ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

SIXTY Lower East Side
Aliz Hotel Times Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
4 out of 5
310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
The price is $91 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Broadway and New Amsterdam ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,132 reviews)

"Very COVID aware. The street itself, by the Port Authority, is not great but the central location is great. Nice decor and vibe."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Aliz Hotel Times Square
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is $71 per night

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 49th ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (313 reviews)

"Great! Welcoming & clean ! Staff was Amazing and professional"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
The price is $129 per night

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 ...

3.4/5Good! (9,422 reviews)

"The property was beautiful and in a great location. However, the cleaning crew was almost non existent. Plus, when i left they charged me $57 to sanitize the room. Wish I had been told about that fee from the beginning. So the $81 the room was listed as ended up being more than double that with all ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

Other neighborhoods in New York

Upper West Side which includes a city

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,269 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Upper West Side. Check out top attractions like Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center, and jump on the metro at West 86th Street Station or 79 St. Station to see more of the city.

Upper West Side
Upper East Side

Upper East Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(485 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and beautiful river views, there's plenty to explore in Upper East Side. You can visit top attractions like Madison Avenue and Bloomingdale's, and jump on the metro at 86 St. Station (Lexington Av.) or East 86th Street Station to see more of the city.

Upper East Side
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Central New York City

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.

Central New York City
Midtown featuring nightlife and a city

Midtown West

4.5/5Wonderful!(11,596 area reviews)

Known for its soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Midtown West. Top attractions like Gershwin Theater and Broadway are major draws. Catch the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 49th St. Station to see more of the city.

Midtown West
Times Square featuring signage, a city and central business district

Theater District

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.

Theater District
Hell\'s Kitchen featuring a bar, interior views and dining out

Hell's Kitchen

The High Line Park and American Lyric Theater are a few top attractions in Hell's Kitchen. Hop around the city on the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 34th Street–Hudson Yards Station and check out the area's soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views.

Hell's Kitchen

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