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New York, NY
Travel Guide

One World Trade Center showing skyline, a city and a sunset

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is ¥8,488 per night from May 16 to May 16
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. ...
3.6/5Good! (4,587 reviews)
"The best was Zahir, the recepcionist. Very helpful and nice."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
Park Central Hotel New York
Park Central Hotel New York
4 out of 5
870 7th Ave, New York, NY
The price is ¥11,656 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Carnegie Hall, Broadway Theatre, and Central Park. Columbus Circle and 5th Avenue are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (3,980 reviews)
"Nice place.Great Location. Rooms are comfortable. Great beds, pillows and sheets."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Park Central Hotel New York
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥11,862 per night from May 12 to May 12
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,244 reviews)
"Style"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Arlo NoMad
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.
1234 Broadway Avenue
1234 Broadway Avenue
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥4,027 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within 10 minutes. ...
2.7/5 (397 reviews)
"Its a very busy place, but once my family & I was in the room it was comfortable & cozy, we really enjoyed the stay. Security was really helpful as well. Thank You."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

1234 Broadway Avenue
AKA Sutton Place
AKA Sutton Place
4 out of 5
330 E 56th St, New York, NY
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Madison Avenue, 5th Avenue, and United Nations Headquarters. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
STAY ON SUTTON
"it was a fantastic time spent at AKA Sutton Place! wonderful and friendly staff, beautiful neighborhood and suite!"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2017

AKA Sutton Place
The Marmara Manhattan
The Marmara Manhattan
3.5 out of 5
301 E 94th St, New York, NY
Located in Upper East Side, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Park, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Solomon R. Guggenheim ...
4.2/5Very Good! (941 reviews)
Friendly staff
"Great location, clean and safe"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

The Marmara Manhattan
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

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 59.61772748192869%
4 - Good
12160
4 - Good 32.92091940330834%
3 - Okay
2266
3 - Okay 6.134770013807294%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.8121937352789885%
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1 - Terrible 0.5143893656766928%

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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