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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Museums, Entertainment and Theaters

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Where to stay in New York

Midtown
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Midtown

Skyscrapers, Urban, Theaters

One of the most recognizable areas in the world also has enough tourist attractions to fill several visits.

Queens
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Queens

Festivals, Baseball, Cafes

Queens is a vibrant neighborhood that's popular for its cafés and restaurants. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its festivals. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the shopping and live music.

Central New York City
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Central New York City

Theaters, Skyscrapers, Urban

Central New York City is a welcoming, walkable neighborhood. The neighborhood's architecture, friendly people, and skyline are just some of its charming qualities. You can experience the local theater scene and opera houses, or enjoy the natural beauty of the sunsets.

SoHo
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SoHo

Shopping, Urban, Culture

This fashionable neighborhood is great for shopping, eating and drinking.

Theater District
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Theater District

Theaters, Entertainment, Urban

A vibrant neighborhood, Theater District offers a variety of options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its friendly people and skyline. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the theater scene and shopping.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

Urban, Culture, Museums

Manhattan’s prized arts district is a success story of urban renewal. Tour the area to see some of Downtown’s hippest attractions.

Top Hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York
¥10,663/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
3.6/5Good! (27,221 reviews)

"I liked the hotel, however a mini refrigerator and microwave would have been nice as well as shuttle service to and from both airports."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
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YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York
¥10,663/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.2/5Excellent! (14,200 reviews)

"I liked the bed and lighting in the room. I dislike the shower because the water gets on the floor."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

YOTEL New York
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Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York
¥8,617/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
2.6/5 (27,310 reviews)

"We do have more as we are paying more then others hôtel on the same area,we don't have the mini bar for the welcome."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Hotel Pennsylvania

Popular things to do in New York

Times Square
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Times Square

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

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

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

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

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

This majestic, lively hub for commuters is a must-see for architecture buffs.

Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Bridge

This iconic suspension bridge offers views of the Statue of Liberty from the East River.

Top activities in New York

Overnight Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City
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Overnight Niagara Falls and Shopping Trip from New York City

¥35,581

Witness the power of Niagara Falls on this 2-day guided tour. See the rushing waters of American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, ride aboard the Maid of the Mist, and score bargains on designer fashions with an outlet mall shopping stop on your way back to Manhattan.

New York CityPASS: NYC's Best Attractions at One Great Price
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New York CityPASS: NYC's Best Attractions at One Great Price

¥14,232

New York CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to New York City's top attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets
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Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets

¥2,696

Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Ticket includes access to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Step inside The Met 5th Avenue, a Big Apple institution whose roots go back to 1866, and admire the Beaux-Arts Fifth Avenue façade and Great Hall before skipping the ticket line and grabbing a map to plot out your day.

Aladdin On Broadway
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Aladdin On Broadway

¥10,589

Breathtaking magic carpet rides, exotic locales, and your favorite characters all come to life at Aladdin—Disney’s newest Broadway hit. Enjoy the adventure, comedy and romance of the original animated film with show-stopping numbers and the classic songs you love, plus all-new tunes penned by Oscar-winning composers.

Circle Line: Statue of Liberty Cruise
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Circle Line: Statue of Liberty Cruise

¥3,340

Set sail from Midtown Manhattan onboard a multi-level Circle Line vessel and cruise down the Hudson River to get up-close looks of the Statue of Liberty. Discover popular landmarks along the way, learn about New York City history, and snap photos of Lady Liberty as she holds her torch high.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket

¥3,788

Look down over Manhattan at the Top of the Rock, taking in a 360-degree panorama over Central Park and the skyline of the Big Apple from 850 feet (259 m) in the air. A flexible, skip-the-line ticket lets you pick the perfect time to visit, whether you want to scope out the sunset from new heights or see the city sparkle by night.

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