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New YorkUnited States of America

New York City, half-jokingly referred to as the center of the universe, rumbles with energy, ambition and gusto.

Experience the neon at night in Times Square, the bustle of Grand Central Terminal, or some freewheeling fun at Coney Island’s amusement park. New York also has its serious side in Brooklyn’s hip, artistic neighborhood or the sobering 9/11 Memorial at World Trade Center Ground Zero. Out on the harbor, the Statue of Liberty — a beacon of hope for millions of immigrants fleeing war and famine in the late-19th century — still symbolizes freedom and New York’s reputation as a make-or-break city, attracts millions of dreamers, who come to try their luck in The Big Apple.

Divided into five boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx — New York is home to more than eight million people and a diverse multi-cultural mix. You'll find authentic ethnic eateries throughout multi-cultural hubs like Chinatown and Little Italy. Diversity in New York is embraced and celebrated, from African American music and culture in Harlem to Judaism in Brooklyn’s Borough Park, which has one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel.

The iconic subway system forms an intricate labyrinth above and below the ground. It’s the easiest public transportation option for visitors; purchase your MetroCard and refill on a pay-as-you-go basis. Walking is the best way to soak up the city’s sights and explore Manhattan’s eclectic neighborhoods, from the wealthy Upper West Side to the lively East Village.

Midtown East, where you’ll find the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, is an ideal stop for those new to the city. First-timers needn’t feel anxious about finding their way. The city’s grid system is simple to navigate and New Yorkers are quick to offer assistance should you lose your way.

New York caters to culture buffs, with galleries like the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway’s cozy theaters and the Upper West Side’s Lincoln Center. Those in search of proof that the city never sleeps won’t be disappointed, with countless shops, bars and clubs open until late hours of the night.

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Where to stay in New York

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Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(25,945 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
Corona which includes a sporting event

Queens

3.5/5Good!(7,180 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.

Central New York City
The High Line Park featuring a city, a garden and street scenes

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(1,578 area reviews)

Chelsea is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 23 St. Station (8th Av.) or 23 St. Station (7th Av.).

Chelsea

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 ¥8,504 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,835 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥12,809 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,334 reviews)

"Booked a King Sky room. Check in was ok until I got to my room. I didn’t have a King or A Sky room I went back downstairs and the manager told me he was sold out... He could’ve told me before I headed upstairs nothing he could do since I booked through Expedia due to glitch (according to manager) ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 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 ¥11,195 per night

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters, and 5th Avenue. Empire State Building and Grand ...

3.8/5Good! (1,853 reviews)

"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"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Popular places to visit in New York

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(15,826 reviews)

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

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(16,914 reviews)

Offering blissful respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, this is the perfect spot to rest weary feet or enjoy a picnic. 

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(22,880 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(13,000 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(7,941 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(8,230 reviews)

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

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

80% of travellers recommend
¥6,934
Per adult
Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York
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Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

90% of travellers recommend
¥17,968
Per adult
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access

96% of travellers recommend
¥6,140
Per adult
New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
¥6,356
Per adult
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

82% of travellers recommend
¥13,864
Per adult
Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour
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Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour

96% of travellers recommend
¥9,587
Per adult

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
22000
5 - Excellent 59.62705984388552%
4 - Good
12147
4 - Good 32.92226799653079%
3 - Okay
2260
3 - Okay 6.125325238508239%
2 - Disappointing
299
2 - Disappointing 0.8103859496964441%
1 - Terrible
190
1 - Terrible 0.5149609713790113%

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.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Beautiful city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 23, 2020

I live here. I stayed at hotel because I couldn't be at home in my walk up building have trouble with mobility at the moment

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

New York City is the place where I’d like to spend the rest of my life.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

I’ve been to NYC before and it is excellent fun to visit, but this time was during Pandemic so all of my reviews reflect that.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

New York is exciting anytime.of.the year. Had a pleasant stay there.

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