ManhattanNew York

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Power and wealth and breathtaking scenery are concentrated on this very small island. Immerse yourself for a few days or a lifetime.

With its metallic and concrete skyline towering over everything in sight, Manhattan is a place built up like no other. Although it is only about 24 square miles (62 square kilometers) in area, many people describe feeling as if they are in the center of the universe when they are here. Go south and you’ll be in the presence of some of the world’s most important financial institutions, in the Financial District. Go north and you’ll stand where jazz was invented, in Harlem.

No matter which direction you go, Manhattan’s attractions will appear as many as they are varied. Walk beneath an enormous configuration of advertisements in Times Square. Watch a live performance of your favorite play on Broadway. See the Knicks, Rangers or Liberty play a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Retreat into a lush oasis of knolls, ponds and a zoo at Central Park.

Downtown, wander through the fashion seat of the world in SoHo and TriBeCa. Browse over 18 miles (29 kilometers) of books at The Strand bookstore and play a game of chess just up the block at Union Square. Linger among the greatest figures of the contemporary American art world in Chelsea.

Eat at dozens of Michelin-starred restaurants or grab a slice of pizza from a pizzeria. Whether you want stellar Chinese, Indian, French, Italian or Ethiopian food, you can find it all here. If you feel like grabbing a drink, enjoy any of the thousands of bars and clubs that remain open late into the night.

Many who live here boast of how convenient it is to walk from place to place. Yet New York City also has one of the best subway systems in the world, and nearly every line runs through the island.

Manhattan has so much to see and do that you may not be able to fit everything into one trip. This is all the more reason to rise early and stay out late in one of America’s best urban experiences available. Then, plan to return again and again.

Top Hotels in Manhattan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
CA $103
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Broadway and Central Park are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (15,820 reviews)

"The garage right under hotel made it very easy to get in and out"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

YOTEL New York
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
CA $74
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Garden, Macy's and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within ...

2.6/5 (29,951 reviews)

"I really need a vacation and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to stay at the Pennsylvania."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
Paramount Times Square
Paramount Times Square
4 out of 5
235 West 46th Street, New York, NY
CA $96
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Midtown, this romantic hotel is steps away from Richard Rodgers Theatre, Times Square and Music Box Theatre. Broadway and Minskoff Theater are also ...

3.6/5Good! (1,483 reviews)

"Love the staff, service and everything about my stay. Everyone was very helpful and respectful. Most likely coming back this summer to stay!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020

Paramount Times Square
Park Lane Hotel
Park Lane Hotel
4 out of 5
36 Central Park S, New York, NY
CA $150
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from Central Park and 5th Avenue. Madison Avenue and Tiffany & Co. are also within 5 minutes. 57 St. Station is ...

4/5Very Good! (9,464 reviews)

"This hotel has a great location. The room was big, but as with what other reviewers have pointed out, it is run down. The carpets are dirty, the tile in the bathroom is a mess, they have 6 elevators, but only 3 seem to run at any time. We had a park view, the first room we were given was on the 21st ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Park Lane Hotel
Park Central Hotel New York
Park Central Hotel New York
4 out of 5
870 7th Ave, New York, NY
CA $110
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Carnegie Hall, Central Park and Broadway Theatre. Columbus Circle and 5th Avenue are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (9,800 reviews)

"Great location, close to Central Park and great restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Park Central Hotel New York
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
CA $105
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Grand Central Terminal. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (29,284 reviews)

"Location very good Service not great food and drink over priced"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

Popular things to do in Manhattan

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(2,186 reviews)

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

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(2,873 reviews)

Offering blissful respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, this is the perfect spot to rest weary feet or enjoy a picnic. 

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(3,417 reviews)

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(1,883 reviews)

One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(1,211 reviews)

No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden

4.5/5(428 reviews)

Whether you’re performing here, watching your favorite sports team or entertainer or touring the venue, you’re in for an exciting event.

Top activities in Manhattan

New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions
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New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions

80% of travellers recommend
CA $85
Per adult
9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line

84% of travellers recommend
CA $37
Per adult
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

88% of travellers recommend
CA $61
Per adult
Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

90% of travellers recommend
CA $78
Per adult
Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets
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Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
CA $33
Per adult
NYC Private Shopping and Photoshoot Experience
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NYC Private Shopping and Photoshoot Experience

CA $756
Per adult

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