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New York
Travel Guide

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

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is €76 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of American Lyric Theater and New York Times Building. Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are ...

3.7/5Good! (3,112 reviews)

"No social distancing which was terrible. Overall the rooms were amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
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 €88 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr

Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from Times Square, Broadway and Minskoff Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Shubert Theatre are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (4,421 reviews)

"I liked the proximity to times Square. I didn't like the smell and the malfunctioning TV."…"

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Millennium Times Square New York
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is €114 per night from 2 May to 3 May

Located in Manhattan, this hotel is steps away from The Oculus and National September 11 Memorial. Wall Street and One World Trade Center are also within 10 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,977 reviews)

"Great staff"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2021

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
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 €137 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr

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 (393 reviews)
Ok for vacations with low budget

"Good place to stay with family but low budget. Share bathroom clean but uncomfortable beds ok."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

1234 Broadway Avenue
Billions meets Sex & The City Upper Westside Central Park Hotel
Billions meets Sex & The City Upper Westside Central Park Hotel
1 Central Park West, Unit 600, New York, NY

Located in Manhattan, this historic aparthotel is steps away from Columbus Circle and Central Park. Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Opera House are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Great stay!

"Everything in our stay was excellent. From the comunication with Sam, to the help and assistance we received during our stay. The pictures show the reality of the rooms. Would definitely return!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

Billions meets Sex & The City Upper Westside Central Park Hotel
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 29 Jun 2017

AKA Sutton Place
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

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

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6 Jun 2020

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

4/5 - Good

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8 Apr 2020

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

2/5 - Disappointing

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27 Mar 2020

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

2/5 - Disappointing

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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

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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