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New York

Travel Guide
New York

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

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is €122 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
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 ...
3.5/5Good! (5,008 reviews)
"Everything was fine in my room I really like the hotel, Times square it's right there around the corner."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 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 €128 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from August Wilson Theater, Broadway Theatre and Ed Sullivan Theater. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (267 reviews)
"I loved everything!"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 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! (1,745 reviews)
"Great location!! The check-in process was smooth. The room is a little bit outdated."

Reviewed on 3 May 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.
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 miles (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 16 Aug 2020

The Marmara Manhattan
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
132 W 118th St, New York, NY
Located in Harlem, this family-friendly New York apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park, Columbia University and Apollo Theater. Mount ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)
Awesome place to stay!!!
"This was one of our favorite places to stay. Norbert and Joycelyn made sure to have everything available for us that we needed. The property is very clean and safe. We love the backyard area. Our only regret is that we can’t stay longer."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2021

Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
112 W 136th Street, Garden, New York, NY
Located in Harlem, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Apollo Theater, Yankee Stadium and Columbia University. Central Park and New York Presbyterian ...
3.7/5Good! (15 reviews)
Great Communication
"When I checked in, the apartment wasn’t what I had planned, I wanted the bedroom away from each other, and was with my girlfriend and another couple, I called Tammy and she quickly got me another apartment, I absolutely would stay again!"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
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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