New York, NY

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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

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $84 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Town Hall, Times Square, and Broadway. Minskoff Theater and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 5 Av Station ...
3.5/5 Good! (5,677 reviews)
"I am very happy with my stay there. Staff was friendly, is convenient for be close to the times and I miss in the room a little fridge and microwave and they were kind to send me a little fridge and a small coffe maker."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is $134 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Manhattan, this hotel is steps from The Oculus and National September 11 Memorial. Wall Street and One World Trade Center are also within 10 minutes. ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,178 reviews)
"Clean, easy access to subway and food places, my room doesn't have fridge and microwave."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY
The price is $116 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of American Lyric Theater, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. Hammerstein Ballroom and St. James ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,028 reviews)
"Great deal"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Arlo Midtown
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.
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY
The price is $99 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Radio City Music Hall. Rockefeller Center and Broadway Theatre are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,545 reviews)
"This was my frist time staying in the city and it was great!! I would stay here again!! They had every that you need the only down side is the bathroom window had a chill coming from it (we went in January). Also the shower curtains could be updated they kept blowing at us while showing."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Radio City Apartments
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
3.5 out of 5
312 West 37th Street, New York, NY
The price is $110 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hammerstein Ballroom, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. American Lyric Theater and St. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,802 reviews)
"the location is great, the staff was extremely helpful, and a free breakfast."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY
The price is $117 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Manhattan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street, Battery Park, and South Street Seaport. Pace University and National September ...
3.3/5 (7 reviews)
"The hotel was clean, accommodating. Loved the layout and decor of the different floors"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
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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