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New York, NY
Travel Guide

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

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 ¥7,627 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

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! (4,236 reviews)

"Bathroom ceiling was falling down. Overall everything else was good"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Millennium Times Square New York
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 ¥7,268 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

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! (2,886 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable. I was super relaxed there"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥8,984 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

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! (1,849 reviews)

"I loved this hotel. It’s really beautiful, clean and safe. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
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 ¥7,580 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

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! (541 reviews)

"The place was great. It is close to all major subways and attractions."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 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 ¥8,648 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

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! (1,705 reviews)

"I love the location everything was just their .hotel was so clean"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 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 ¥14,733 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

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! (145 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.

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Reviews of New York

4.5

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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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