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Visit 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

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

Manhattan

Known for Theaters, Urban, Entertainment

4.5/5(18,678 reviews)

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

Queens
Corona which includes a sporting event

Queens

Known for Festivals, Baseball, Cafes

3.5/5(6,074 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.

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.

Upper East Side
Upper East Side

Upper East Side

Known for Urban, Museums, Culture

4.5/5(485 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 Central Park and Madison Avenue, and jump on the metro at 86 St. Station (Lexington Av.) or 77 St. Station (Lexington Av.) to see more of the city.

Upper West Side
Upper West Side which includes a city

Upper West Side

Known for Museums, Theaters, Dining

4.5/5(1,269 reviews)

Stroll along quiet residential streets, visit two large parks and enjoy some of the world’s most renowned cultural attractions in this Manhattan neighborhood.

Chelsea
The High Line Park featuring a city, a garden and street scenes

Chelsea

Known for Urban, Culture, Museums

4/5(1,578 reviews)

Manhattan’s prized arts district is a success story of urban renewal. Tour the area to see some of Downtown’s hippest attractions.

Top Hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
$59
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19

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 (28,871 reviews)

"Loved the location. In front of Penn station where you can go anywhere, especially coming and going from and to the airport and the Madison Square Garden. Little outdated. Carpet from hallways smelled funny"…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 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
$109
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

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)

"Location was Good Staff were very pleasant & helpful"…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
$104
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24

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! (15,279 reviews)

"Would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

YOTEL New York

Popular things to do in New York

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(14,342 reviews)

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

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(21,089 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(11,634 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(7,128 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(7,598 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(9,017 reviews)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Luxury Shuttle to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets from NYC
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Luxury Shuttle to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets from NYC

$55

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: JR Luxury NYC, 502 W 173rd St, New York City, NY 10032-1695 We drop of the clients at the shopping center, allow 6 hours of shopping then drive back to the city and drop off at their hotel door.

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

we love exploring the city and riding the subway system

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

Juniors Cheesecake, Joe's Pizza times square, Patsy's Italian restaurant are must do meals. On location tours have great tours all year long based on TV and movie sites. Circle Line night skyline light cruise is not to be missed, as is 9/11 museum

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

The crowds near Rockefeller Center during holiday time are ridiculous, but sometimes it's worth it to get away for a night.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

Dirty city. Trash everywhere.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

New York is my favorite city and I will vacation there again. It’s vibrant and beautiful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

My old hometown - love it so much!

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Travel Tips to New York City
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Travel Tips to New York City

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