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.

Where to stay in New York

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €135 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,794 reviews)
"Excellent location, comfortable stay, good breakfast."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €188 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.5/5 Good! (6,126 reviews)
"Good spacious rooms. Great shower. Comfortable beds. Great location and helpful staff. Great they kept bags after check out. Very useful. Thank you Coffee station in the room would have been lovley. Otherwise tahnk you"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €208 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,562 reviews)
"Cool vibe and very helpful and friendly staff. Glad we booked an accessible room as the standard King rooms were really small (although this is the norm for Manhattan).Once it was dark it didn't feel particularly safe - a lot of drunks and homeless along 38th."

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

Arlo Midtown
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Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
The price is €183 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,641 reviews)
"Was just what i was looking prefect!"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Radio City Apartments
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
The price is €204 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in their ...
2.6/5 (498 reviews)
"The hotel is near the Empire State Building on the Hopp on hoop off Bus station. Starbucks and other possibilities to get breakfast are near by. The bedroom was clean and organized, but the shared bathroom was dilapidated."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2021

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Placemakr Wall Street
Placemakr Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY, 10005
The price is €347 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Wall Street and Battery Park are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (36 reviews)
"Only needed a room for one night as the hotels in the area were all booked. Was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the space felt; both in the room and the decor of the floors overall."

Reviewed on 18 May 2022

Placemakr Wall Street
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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