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New York, NY

Travel Guide
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
The price is ¥13,057 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
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. ...
3.5/5Good! (5,038 reviews)
"The location was ideal, smack in the middle of Time Square"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
4 out of 5
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥14,828 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps from August Wilson Theater, Broadway Theatre, and Ed Sullivan Theater. Circle ...
4.4/5Excellent! (305 reviews)
"This Hotel have a great location, is super clean and Staff is super nice! Great views as well."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

M Social Hotel Times Square New York
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
4 out of 5
569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Chrysler Building. Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock ...
3.7/5Good! (1,737 reviews)
"Great location!! The check-in process was smooth. The room is a little bit outdated."

Reviewed on May 3, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
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.
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥3,840 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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. ...
2.6/5 (416 reviews)
"This place is exactly as described on Expedia. I stayed for three nights with my three young kids. The room was clean as was the bathroom down the hall. It is not the Ritz, but it is perfect for folks wanting to visit New York on a budget and needing a safe and comfortable place to sleep. The location ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Home2 Suites by Hilton NY Long Island City/Manhattan View
Home2 Suites by Hilton NY Long Island City/Manhattan View
2.5 out of 5
39-06 30th St., Long Island City, NY
The price is ¥18,559 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Queens, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Astoria Park, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and 5th Avenue. United Nations Headquarters ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,007 reviews)
"Great staff good area near subway lines clean safe hotel"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton NY Long Island City/Manhattan View
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥13,057 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,406 reviews)
"We weren’t needing all the amenities of the larger hotels and we’re elated with our small apartment. We had a small kitchenette, a full bathroom, and it was cleaned daily. The only inconvenience was that only one elevator worked, and it was slow. Being on the 11th floor, we just walked down the stairs, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Radio City Apartments
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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