New York, NY

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New York

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

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,566 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Town Hall, Times Square, and Broadway. Minskoff Theater and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 5 Av Station ...
3.5/5 Good! (5,654 reviews)
"Staff very friendly and excellent location"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥15,278 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 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. ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,172 reviews)
"It was a great place to visit"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥12,175 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of American Lyric Theater, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. Hammerstein Ballroom and St. James ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,015 reviews)
"Best hotel in New York!! Great staff and most comfy bed."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Arlo Midtown
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Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥11,254 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Radio City Music Hall. Rockefeller Center and Broadway Theatre are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,544 reviews)
"Stayed 1 week and although this is not a fancy place it had the essentials, clean but dated, and most important location, location, location!! Perfect for family with the kitchenette helped. The beds were just ok, we had 2 Full size in the 1 bedroom and a pullout sofa bed. Around the corner from ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Radio City Apartments
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
3.5 out of 5
312 West 37th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥12,505 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hammerstein Ballroom, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. American Lyric Theater and St. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,801 reviews)
"the location is great, the staff was extremely helpful, and a free breakfast."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY
The price is ¥13,642 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
Located in Manhattan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street, Battery Park, and South Street Seaport. Pace University and National September ...
3.3/5 (7 reviews)
"The hotel was clean, accommodating. Loved the layout and decor of the different floors"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
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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