New York, NY

Travel Guide
New York
One of the world’s most exciting cities positively shines with shopping, shows, museums, sports, and the beautiful and spacious Central Park.

Come to New York City, famous worldwide as a sophisticated center of arts, entertainment and much, much more.

Stroll, skate or jog on the 58 miles (93 kilometers) of Central Park, with a lake, skating rinks, a zoo, statues and numerous playgrounds. Visit the American Museum of Natural History on its western border and Metropolitan Museum of Art on the eastern side.

Walk south to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes put on high-kicking dance performances. In winter, skate beneath the statue of Atlas in front of Rockefeller Center. Take a fast elevator to the top of the Empire State Building for city views. Shop or window-shop at Fifth Avenue boutiques and major luxury stores.

See a new or long-running musical or play on Broadway, which is not just an avenue, but the entire Theater District of more than 40 theaters. Entertainment continues in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters as well as comedy clubs and jazz and piano bars. Walk around Times Square, glowing with neon lights and filled with visitors day and night.

If you’re more interested in sports, catch the Yankees or Mets playing baseball, the Giants or Jets playing football or the Islanders or Rangers playing hockey. Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and other venues also host concerts and other events.

In the Meatpacking District, climb to the High Line Park, an elevated former train track lined with statues and plants. Farther south, visit the National September 11 Memorial, honoring heroes and victims of the 2001 terrorist attack. The One World Observatory tops the 1,776-foot (541-meter) tall One World Trade Center, built where the twin towers of the World Trade Center complex formerly stood.

Take a harbor tour on the Hudson River to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where over 12 million immigrants were welcomed to New York City to start new lives in the United States.

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Where to stay in New York

Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
99 Washington St, New York, NY, 10006
Fully refundable
The price is $113 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
$113
per night
Jan 4 - Jan 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,742 reviews)
"Was perfect! the room, cleaning, a spectacular view."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is $141 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$141
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,690 reviews)
Visitors from Texas
"Friendly staff, room was clean, some minor details in room could be fixed, missing panel, faucet loose, door to shower could have better designed. Didn’t take away from the fact the location was good, once construction is complete I’m sure very goood. The bed very comfortable, nice decor, and overall ..."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Arlo Midtown
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
3.5 out of 5
525 8Th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $143 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
$143
per night
Jan 4 - Jan 5
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,775 reviews)
"Staff was super friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

Doubletree by Hilton New York Times Square South
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in our ...
2.5/5 (567 reviews)
Girls trip!
"I really enjoyed my stay. I stayed there with my sister in laws, my nieces, and my daughter. We had a lot of fun. The place was clean, the price was great, when we checked in the lady at the front desk was very nice and accommodating. We felt safe the whole time we stayed there. The location was ..."

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a business center. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,820 reviews)
"Can’t beat the location or value. Rooms are very small. But everything was as promised and the staff was terrific."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

Radio City Apartments
Sonder at One Platt
Sonder at One Platt
3.5 out of 5
1 Platt Street, New York, NY, 10038
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (137 reviews)
Spacious stay in financial district
"It's beautiful apartment in a great location. It was perfect for our family. The sinks in both bathrooms were clogged and I reported it but it was not fixed during our stay. The heating units in one of the bedrooms and living room also were having problems -- sometimes heating and other times not. ..."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Sonder at One Platt
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around New York

The New York Subway is not only the most iconic way of getting around the city, it is the most practical too. It is easy to navigate and there are many stops, covering all the areas of the city that you are likely to visit. Hail one of the famous yellow New York City taxis if you need to get somewhere in a hurry. There are also public buses. Buy a MetroCard, which is a reloadable bus and Subway ticket. Visit the New York City Transit Authority website. Browse New York rental cars.

Best time to visit

Peak times to visit New York include the summer months and Christmas, but the best deals, smallest crowds and most pleasant temperatures can be enjoyed in spring and fall. Visit between March and May or between September and November to find lower rates than at other times of the year. Christmas in New York is magical, but you will need to be prepared for high prices and more people.

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