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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

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Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(26,023 area reviews)

American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are a few top attractions in Manhattan. Hop around the city on the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) and check out the area's fascinating museums, important monuments, and soaring skyscrapers.

Manhattan
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Queens

3.5/5Good!(7,239 area reviews)

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and Resorts World Casino are top sights in Queens, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Briarwood Van Wyck Blvd. Station or Jamaica Van Wyck Station to see more sights in the area.

Queens
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Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,368 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers, and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
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.

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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

Top Hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is $79 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

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! (1,495 reviews)

"Food, privacy and excellent services.. The staff was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is $89 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,110 reviews)

"Room was cozy. Everything was super clean, the ac was working okay. I enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is $119 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and United Nations Headquarters. 5th ...

4/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Loved it as always. It was a great weekend to be here. Love to see young and new faces. Ravel hooked me up with my favorite room for my bday weekend."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

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.

Popular places to visit in New York

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.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(8,234 reviews)

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

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.

Top things to do in New York

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

$59
Per adult
90% 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
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
45 Minutes Central Park Tour
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45 Minutes Central Park Tour

$124
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
22021
5 - Excellent 59.61772748192869%
4 - Good
12160
4 - Good 32.92091940330834%
3 - Okay
2266
3 - Okay 6.134770013807294%
2 - Disappointing
300
2 - Disappointing 0.8121937352789885%
1 - Terrible
190
1 - Terrible 0.5143893656766928%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

I was trying to visit a friend that suddenly passed away from corona virus.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Love my city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Not the best time to visit due to the current situation.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

I live in nyc. So i would reccomend any other hotel

4/5 - Good

A.T.

May 26, 2020

Still one of the best places ever to be or visit.

4/5 - Good

Jose

May 25, 2020

Completely different from 7-8 years ago, streets are dirty, garbage evrywhere, traffic is the same, everything looks different .... looks like nobody care about this city anymore.

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