New YorkUnited States of America

4.5/5Top Destination

Escape to New York! Enjoy its theater, entertainment, and parks.

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.

Known for

Museums, Entertainment and Theaters

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Where to stay in New York

Manhattan
Wall Street - Financial District showing street scenes, an administrative buidling and a city

Manhattan

Known for Theaters, Urban, Entertainment

4.5/5(14,836 reviews)

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

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(5,465 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
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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.

Top Hotels in New York

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! (14,899 reviews)

"Excellent use of space. Staff were there if you needed them but not intrusive. Cute cafe and terrace on 4th floor. Excellent location. Very satisfied with our stay - would choose it again!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 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 (28,250 reviews)

"renovation was needed.thanks.My room had a great viiew of Empire StateBldg.Thanks again for taking care of returning guest."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 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
$111
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21

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)

"Room needs updating. Cracked paint, cracked bathtub, broken window. Was okay for a two nights stay, was disappointed with the condition. Staff was very nice, sent up extra pillows."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

Popular things to do in New York

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(20,106 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(10,934 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(6,719 reviews)

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

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(7,197 reviews)

This symbol of freedom, democracy and hope is one of the most famous statues in the world.

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(8,424 reviews)

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

Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Bridge

4.5/5(5,923 reviews)

This iconic suspension bridge offers views of the Statue of Liberty from the East River.

Top activities in New York

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.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Private Day Trip by Limousine from NYC
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Shopping Private Day Trip by Limousine from NYC

$71

The stretch limousine will pick you up at your hotel or apartment in Manhattan at 9:00am. The trip to the outlet will take approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Enjoy 8 hours of shopping on your own from 10:00am until 6:00pm.

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.074058778993737%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 18, 2019

Scaffolding everywhere! I guess that’s progress but not very scenic...:)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 18, 2019

There's no place like the Big Apple

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 18, 2019

Don't where all the people go. Skip Times Square or High Line. Visit the beautiful "off the beaten track" spots like The Cloisters, Riverside Park, Governors Island, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Coney Island or the Greenwood Cemetary. You'll love it.

5/5 - Excellent

R.B.

Oct 18, 2019

Already planning our next visit. If your staying for more than a few days definitely purchase the New York Pass and a unlimited metro card. You get your bang for your buck.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 18, 2019

I love New York. I'll always come back every year. I love the hustle, the vibe and the grime and glitz. There's no other city like it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 18, 2019

Love New York!! Exciting ... love the energy, Restaurant Row, Chelsea Markets, USS Intrepid Museum. 911 Museum , Central Park, Rockefeller Center

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