Escape to New York! Enjoy its theater, entertainment, and parks.

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

Enjoy the popular shops in Queens. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Briarwood Van Wyck Blvd. Station or Jamaica Van Wyck Station to see more of Jamaica.

Central New York City
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Central New York City

Theaters, Skyscrapers, Urban

Known for its soaring skyscrapers and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Central New York City. Check out top attractions like Broadway and Times Square, and jump on the metro at 49th St. Station or 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station to see more of the city.

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

Broadway and Times Square are top sights in Theater District, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at 49th St. Station or Times Sq. - 42 St. Station to see more sights in the area.

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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YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
¥11,195
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.2/5Excellent! (14,687 reviews)

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (14,687 reviews)

"Very cool design, comfortable rooms and amazing central location!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

YOTEL New York
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The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
¥14,303
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.6/5Good! (27,908 reviews)

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Grand Central Terminal. Chrysler Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (27,908 reviews)

"The property location was excellent and the maid service was very friendly. Our room was very small and the room was tired and not super clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
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Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
¥10,811
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
2.6/5 (27,878 reviews)

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 (27,878 reviews)

"This is my 2nd stay at this hotel and would book here again when visiting New York It is what I would class as not fancy but clean, what more do you need? The position of the hotel is fantastic, subway next door Times Square 15 minutes walk away. The only thing I don’t like is the long wait to book ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 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

New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions
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New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions

¥6,915

Choose your favorite New York sights and activities and save on admission. Climb to the top of the iconic Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observatory. Jump aboard the Hop-on Hop-Off Big Bus Tour or board the ferry to Ellis Island and meet Lady Liberty herself.

Early Access Statue of Liberty with Pedestal & Ellis Island
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Early Access Statue of Liberty with Pedestal & Ellis Island

¥6,375

Get a 360-degree experience of not one but two of America's most iconic sites on an Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour. Enjoy special access to the Pedestal and enjoy stunning views over New York Harbor.

9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line

¥3,025

Pay your reverent respects to the victims of 9/11 at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Reflect before the quiet fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, and learn about the heroes, sacrifices, and ongoing impact of the tragic 2001 attacks.

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

¥4,470

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building.

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

¥4,470

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. 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.

American Museum of Natural History Tickets
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American Museum of Natural History Tickets

¥2,161

A sculpted showdown—cast from real dinosaur fossils—between a Barosaurus and an Allosaurus greets you beneath the soaring ceilings of the museum's rotunda as you enter, setting the scene for the dramatic and lifelike exhibits to come.

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