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New York Vacation

What are the best places to visit in New York?

There are stacks of amazing things you can do when you visit a new place. So why not get your trip to New York off to a flying start by checking out some of our recommendations? After all – out there starts here!

With such a variety of famous attractions in one place, there'll never be a dull moment in New York! First things first, be sure to take some selfies out the front of the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. After you've struck those from the bucket list, you'll still have Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge to explore!

You're going to find yourself surrounded by interesting attractions, including Macy's and Radio City Music Hall. If you're eager to get the most out of your stay, then check out the One World Trade Center and New York Stock Exchange.

You'll discover a number of things to do at Rockefeller Center! This leading tourist area is loaded with attractions and activities to fill your day. There's an excellent range of things to keep you busy in this destination. What year was it built and what events occurred there? Try to find the answers to these questions during a visit to Chrysler Building, a building of historic importance. Still have time on your hands? There are some sights you can give the flick, but there are some you simply can't miss! No journey would be complete without a photo in front of Grand Central Terminal, a distinct local symbol.

What are the most popular activities for a New York holiday?

Traveling isn't about destinations and deluxe hotels. It's about the experiences you live and the incredible memories you collect along the way!

Jump-start your trip to New York by trying out one or two of these things to do:

Got a little time on your side? Visit our New York things to do page for a full range of options.

What types of accommodation options are available in New York?

While New York does have 676 accommodations to choose from, it's always smart to book a room early. Not sure where to begin? Expedia is here to help out with your next cheap vacation or luxury getaway.

It's not every day you get to go away, so why not spend a couple of nights in a fancy room at The St. Regis New York (Two East 55th St) or the Mandarin Oriental, New York (80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street)? With five-star service and first-rate amenities, you're bound to feel like a movie star! On the lookout for something a bit cheaper? The New York Marriott Downtown (85 West St) and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York - Times Square South (341 West 36th Street) are a couple of places that won't cost a small fortune.

New York is the home of Empire State Building. If you want to stay within a stone's throw of this star attraction, The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is just 0.1 miles away. Another popular option is The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City, which is about 0.5 miles away.

Is there an airport in New York?

We know the airport won't be the most entertaining part of your vacation, but there's nothing like the thrill of knowing that your trip to New York is just a flight away! Once you disembark at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), you'll be 6 miles from the middle of town.




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Arlo SoHo ¥8,493
Reviewed on May 21, 2020
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Arlo SoHo

Arlo SoHo

231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The terrace room beautiful views, highly recommend any friend or family 100%

    Arlo NoMad ¥10,643
    Reviewed on May 24, 2020
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    Arlo NoMad

    Arlo NoMad

    11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Quick and easy check-in, friendly staff and easy accessibility

      Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham ¥11,181
      Reviewed on May 22, 2020
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      Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

      Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

      8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
         
        3.8 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        I didn't like that the refrigerator in the room had a very loud buzzing noice every 30 minutes. And the bathroom sink was clogged

        Best Western Premier Herald Square ¥7,568
        Reviewed on May 26, 2020
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        Best Western Premier Herald Square

        Best Western Premier Herald Square

        50 W 36th St, New York, NY
           
          4.3 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very welcoming . place was very clean. Staff was wonderful.

          Four Points By Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West ¥8,064
          Reviewed on May 18, 2020
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          Four Points By Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West

          Four Points By Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West

          444 10th Ave, New York, NY
             
            4.4 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            It was really close to things i needed to get to. Because of the circumstances of covid, im hoping it could have been a little bit more clean. The staff was excellent and very nice.

            Aliz Hotel Times Square ¥8,727
            Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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            Aliz Hotel Times Square

            Aliz Hotel Times Square

            310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Beautiful hotel - terrible location! Staff was friendly and helpful in guiding us to nearby places to eat. Clean rooms with nice view.

              Hotel Nirvana ¥8,600
              Reviewed on May 21, 2020
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              Hotel Nirvana

              Hotel Nirvana

              12-02 37th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
                 
                3.8 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Perfect location, price for the room was also a plus

                Park Lane Hotel ¥17,416
                Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020
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                Park Lane Hotel

                Park Lane Hotel

                36 Central Park S, New York, NY
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Staff is always wonderful- Most amenities unavailable do to coved- 19

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