New YorkUnited States of America

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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!(24,706 area reviews)

American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art 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
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Queens

3.5/5Good!(6,855 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 Central Park and Madison Avenue, 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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Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,269 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Upper West Side. Check out top attractions like Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center, and jump on the metro at West 86th Street Station or 79 St. Station to see more of the city.

Upper West Side
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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 Chelsea Market. 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
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥6,042
per night
Mar 29 - Mar 30

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 (30,005 reviews)

"It's an old hotel from 1919, and the cheapest rooms definitely show their age. I've stayed here 4 years in a row, and room quality & condition vary. One year I had a stunning ESB view. If your room isn't good, immediately inquire about switching rooms, which depends on availability. This is the cheapest ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
¥8,019
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (15,830 reviews)

"The lighting was cool and the fact that they had comcast so you can watch netflix and whatever else you like..very up to date hotel"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

YOTEL New York
Paramount Times Square
Paramount Times Square
4 out of 5
235 West 46th Street, New York, NY
¥7,283
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Midtown, this romantic hotel is steps from Richard Rodgers Theatre, Times Square, and Music Box Theatre. Broadway and Minskoff Theater are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (1,520 reviews)

"Exelent service, exelent decor and amazing staff and amenities"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Paramount Times Square

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Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(15,602 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(16,703 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(22,597 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(12,832 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(7,789 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(8,098 reviews)

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

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

80% of travellers recommend
¥7,031
Per adult
9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line

84% of travellers recommend
¥3,076
Per adult
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

88% of travellers recommend
¥5,024
Per adult

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