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New YorkUnited States of America

Come to the “Big Apple” for a taste of many different types of urban culture in the heart of this world-famous metropolis.

New York is a city built by people who arrived here from all over the world. With over eight million inhabitants, it is a melting pot of diverse cultures and peoples, and divided into five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

The Statue of Liberty welcomed many millions of the “huddled masses” from the Old World to the New and it continues to stand proudly overlooking the city’s harbour. Different cultures abound and can be seen in many parts of the city. Chinatown and Little Italy offer the finest genuine national cuisine, while the music and art of the African American community and the creativity of the Harlem Renaissance can be found in that very part of the city. Another example is Borough Park in Brooklyn, which is home to a large Orthodox Jewish populace with a very distinctive culture.

Visit the bright lights of Times Square, experience the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Terminal, or take a day out to enjoy the peace and quiet of the verdant oasis that is Central Park. On a more serious note, visit the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, Ground Zero, to remember the thousands killed here in 2001.

One of the tourist hotspots is the Midtown East area, containing the iconic Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the New York Public Library. Stroll around the trendy East Village, enjoy the stylish arts scene in Brooklyn or people-watch on the Upper West Side: this is where the movers-and-shakers live. The city is also a huge centre for the arts with some fantastic institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Opera and, of course, the best theatres and musicals in the world on Broadway. Many of New York's attractions are covered by the New York Pass: a fantastic way of saving money without missing out. To get a bird's eye view of the city, why not book a Big Apple helicopter tour?

The celebrated subway is the best way for a visitor to get around – get a MetroCard and top it up regularly to travel around the maze of lines over and underground.

Another one of New York’s many nicknames is “the city that never sleeps” – and it’s well-deserved. Bars and nightclubs keep their doors open long after dark, so there’s plenty of opportunity to dance the night away.

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Where to stay in New York

Wall Street - Financial District featuring heritage architecture, an administrative building and a city

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,983 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, important monuments and soaring skyscrapers, there's plenty to explore in Manhattan. Top attractions like American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are major draws. Catch the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) to see more of the city.

Manhattan
Midtown showing a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(437 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
Upper West Side

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(90 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Upper West Side. Check out top attractions like Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center, and jump on the metro at West 86th Street Station or 79 St. Station to see more of the city.

Upper West Side
The High Line Park featuring a city, a park and street scenes

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(111 area reviews)

Chelsea is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 23 St. Station (8th Av.) or 23 St. Station (7th Av.).

Chelsea
SoHo - Tribeca which includes street scenes and a city as well as a large group of people

SoHo

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in SoHo. Spend some time visiting top spots like Drawing Center, and catch the metro at Prince St. Station or Spring St. Station to see more of the area.

SoHo
Grand Central Terminal

Midtown East

4.5/5Wonderful!(577 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants great entertainment and top sights from Chrysler Building to Grand Central Terminal – discover Midtown East, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Midtown East

Top hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is €80 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep

Located in Manhattan, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New York University, One World Trade Center and National September 11 Memorial. Federal Reserve ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,502 reviews)

"Food, privacy and excellent services.. The staff was amazing"…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is €89 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

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 only ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,114 reviews)

"Room was cozy. Everything was super clean, the ac was working okay. I enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is €118 per night from 24 Sep to 25 Sep

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and United Nations Headquarters. ...

4/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"Very modern & clean hotel ! Took my wife for a surprise dinner because it was her bday and she loved it! Also hotel has food resturant & club lounge in the roof top👌"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Popular places to visit in New York

Times Square
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Times Square

4/5(1,706 reviews)

Visit this iconic square with its dazzling surroundings and vibrant mix of people, and see what makes New York tick.

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(1,405 reviews)

Visit this green oasis in central Manhattan to chill out and escape from the stresses and strains of urban life.

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(1,388 reviews)

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(1,228 reviews)

Visit New York’s colossal copper queen, a world-renowned beacon of liberty, democracy and hope.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(1,323 reviews)

Since its creation in the 1930s, this complex of buildings has been a focal point of New York commerce and entertainment.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(1,225 reviews)

This American cultural icon is a required part of any visit to New York, offering fabulous elevated views over the city.

Top things to do in New York

Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

€55
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

€115
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line

€26
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

€109
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

€39
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
45 Minutes Central Park Tour
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45 Minutes Central Park Tour

€111
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

Reviews of New York

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2294
5 - Excellent 69.03400541679206%
4 - Good
877
4 - Good 26.39181462533855%
3 - Okay
119
3 - Okay 3.5811014143845923%
2 - Disappointing
29
2 - Disappointing 0.8727053866987662%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.12037315678603672%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jun 2020

Busy and vibrant. People are friendly and easy to talk to

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Apr 2020

Loved NYC itself, loads to see & do. Would just pick a different hotel next time.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

27 Mar 2020

Would never go back, did not enjoy new york one bit, too noisy and busy,

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

We went just as the State of Emergency was declared. It was very strange. Only a few people on the streets and lots of interruption to the main attractions

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

I love NY. Best city in the world and never lets me down. Favourite place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Staten Island ferry at night gives great views and it’s free

Jersey City

Jersey City

Pier A Park showing a city, street scenes and a river or creek

Hoboken