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ManhattanNew York

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.


Popular places to visit in Manhattan

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(3,459 reviews)

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

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(2,909 reviews)

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

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(2,214 reviews)

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

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(1,911 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(1,228 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(443 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 things to do in Manhattan

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

CA $88
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket

CA $56
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

CA $81
Per adult
78% 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

CA $39
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise
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New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise

CA $56
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
45 Minutes Central Park Tour
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45 Minutes Central Park Tour

CA $168
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in Manhattan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $106 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

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! (1,511 reviews)

"Clean, comfortable! Hotel amenities and vibe are exactly what you would expect as pictured and described."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $119 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

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! (2,117 reviews)

"Amazing staff for checkin, room is beautiful and so is rooftop deck, best experience ever."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2020

Arlo NoMad
SIXTY Lower East Side
SIXTY Lower East Side
4.5 out of 5
190 Allen Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $154 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Manhattan, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Washington Square Park. Union Square Park and Bleecker ...

4/5Very Good! (952 reviews)

"Love the location of this hotel. The terrace room was awesome"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

SIXTY Lower East Side
Aliz Hotel Times Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
4 out of 5
310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $127 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

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

4.1/5Very Good! (1,195 reviews)

"The hotel itself is gorgeous! I just wish the rooms were a bit bigger and the location was a bit differently since it is a bit hidden."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

Aliz Hotel Times Square
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $112 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps away from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (359 reviews)

"The property was near Times Square and the surrounding areas. Easy access from there, walking distance. Overall there a spectacular view of 42nd Street and the areas surrounding it."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $138 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

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

3.4/5Good! (8,997 reviews)

"The front desk staff was awesome there was a woman who works the first shift."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

Other areas in New York

Upper West Side, New York, New York, United States of America

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(133 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
Midtown which includes a city and nightlife

Midtown West

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,595 area reviews)

Known for its soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Midtown West. Top attractions like Gershwin Theater and Broadway are major draws. Catch the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 49th St. Station to see more of the city.

Midtown West
Hell\'s Kitchen featuring a bar, dining out and interior views

Hell's Kitchen

The High Line Park and American Lyric Theater are a few top attractions in Hell's Kitchen. Hop around the city on the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 34th Street–Hudson Yards Station and check out the area's soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views.

Hell's Kitchen
Grand Central Terminal

Midtown East

4.5/5Wonderful!(723 area reviews)

Travelers love Midtown East for its popular shops, and you can see more of New York by jumping on the metro at Lexington Av.-53 St. Station or 51 St. Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal.

Midtown East
Midtown showing a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(445 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
The High Line Park featuring a city, street scenes and a park

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(161 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

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