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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

Top Hotels in New York

Millennium Times Square New York
Millennium Times Square New York
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $71 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Times Square, Broadway, and Minskoff Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...

3.7/5Good! (4,218 reviews)

"The parking was far away from the Hotel. The room was okay but expected more."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Millennium Times Square New York
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $81 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 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. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,808 reviews)

"I love this hotel very nice and clean.Food is good service is excellent!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is $68 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of American Lyric Theater and New York Times Building. Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are ...

3.8/5Good! (2,878 reviews)

"Not so good it was super small and the room not reaoclean"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
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.

Vacation Rentals in New York

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is $75 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 49th ...

4.4/5Excellent! (538 reviews)

"Nice place staff nice room nice nice area nice area"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
Staybridge Suites Times Square
Staybridge Suites Times Square
3.5 out of 5
340 W 40 Street, New York, NY
The price is $76 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square, and American Lyric Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (1,702 reviews)

"I love everything. Only thing is they weren’t giving breakfast, understandable because of COVID"…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Staybridge Suites Times Square
WeLive Wall Street
WeLive Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY
The price is $138 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Manhattan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street and Battery Park. National September 11 Memorial and Pace University are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (144 reviews)

"It was cute but small no when we first got there it was no bed sheets on the bed the room was freezing had to keep the shower on just to heat the room up that also came with mixed communication n attitude but other than that we enjoyed ourselves"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

WeLive Wall Street
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.

Popular places to visit in New York

Top things to do in New York

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 59.61772748192869%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 32.92091940330834%
3 - Okay
2266
3 - Okay 6.134770013807294%
2 - Disappointing
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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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