New YorkUnited States of America

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The city that never sleeps is a non-stop rush of culture, history, and cosmopolitan flair.

Everything is slightly more thrilling in New York. Home to more than eight million people, this hub of American culture and finance buzzes with energy, and the best trips to New York City let you immerse yourself in the unforgettable local vibe. Wander through the neon-tinged streets of Times Square. Experience the bohemian paradise of Greenwich Village. Get away from the city life in picturesque Central Park, or check out the so-chic district of Chelsea. A New York vacation is the definition of a sensory experience.

Though NYC is divided into five distinct boroughs, the oblong-shaped island of Manhattan is the city’s iconic center. It’s here that you’ll discover the largest concentration of attractions and hotels, and the New York deals in the area are typically tough to beat. Search for New York City vacation packages in Midtown, if you’d like to be near the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, or browse the cheap rates on the Lower East Side for a more eclectic mix of only-in-NYC boutiques and eateries. SoHo is an especially good place to base your holidays. Not only will you be near the city’s finest shops, but you’ll also have easy access to several well-connected subway stations.

Of course, NYC was once the primary entry point for immigrants sailing to the States, so you’ll discover a wealth of multicultural neighborhoods just waiting to be explored. Head to the cobbled streets of Little Italy for a taste of the old world, or browse the bustling Chinatown alleys to find the city’s best Peking duck. You might even track down a few discounts on souvenirs.

Though it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the tangle of streets and sights, don’t worry about getting lost. The subway system is simple to navigate — you’ll find maps posted in every station and on every train — and taxis are everywhere. Just be sure to time your travel to avoid the rush-hour traffic. Cabs are tougher to hail in the early evening hours, and the most popular subway lines can be uncomfortably crammed. Still, even if you can’t avoid the after-work crowds, think of it as another authentic element in your New York trip. You’ll be traveling like a local before you know it.

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Where to stay in New York

Wall Street - Financial District which includes street scenes, a city and an administrative building

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,894 area reviews)

Manhattan
Midtown showing a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(445 area reviews)

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

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(133 area reviews)

Upper West Side
The High Line Park featuring a city, street scenes and a park

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(161 area reviews)

Chelsea
Grand Central Terminal

Midtown East

4.5/5Wonderful!(723 area reviews)

Midtown East
SoHo - Tribeca featuring street scenes and a city as well as a large group of people

SoHo

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

SoHo

Top Hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
CA $102
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

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
Mar 8 - Mar 9

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 (29,982 reviews)

"I liked the location And the ability to find the things I needed to see and do something"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
Paramount Times Square
Paramount Times Square
4 out of 5
235 West 46th Street, New York, NY
CA $96
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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! (1,503 reviews)

"Everything is so nice.. beautiful hotel, close to times square"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Paramount Times Square

Popular things to do in New York

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(2,185 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(2,871 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(3,415 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(1,882 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(1,210 reviews)

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

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(1,208 reviews)

This symbol of freedom, democracy and hope is one of the most famous statues in the world.

Top activities in New York

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
Ultimate Central Park Picnic Experience
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Ultimate Central Park Picnic Experience

CA $295
Per adult

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2640
5 - Excellent 60.99815157116451%
4 - Good
1459
4 - Good 33.71072088724584%
3 - Okay
197
3 - Okay 4.551756007393715%
2 - Disappointing
23
2 - Disappointing 0.5314232902033271%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 0.20794824399260628%

5/5 - Excellent

Mich

Feb 21, 2020

New York was amazing. There is so much to see and do. Not to mention so many options for events and food. Be sure to check out the 9/11 memorial & museum. It is deeply moving.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

New York is a great vibrant city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

I believe it is a unique city and every one needs to see the city once in a life time.I like being in NYC and exploring the city by walking.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

Bring good walking shoes.

4/5 - Good

SS

Feb 19, 2020

The restaurants were great.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

Avoid taxis as our driver did not know where Battery Park was. Also our cab back to JFK was in horrible mechanical condition.

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