New York

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New York

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

Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $121 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from St. James Theatre, Shubert Theatre, and Richard Rodgers Theatre. Times Square and Broadway are also within 5 minutes. ...
3.5/5 Good! (3,526 reviews)
"Great location and good prices for the area…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Row NYC
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $174 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Town Hall, Times Square, and Broadway. Minskoff Theater and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 5 Av Station ...
3.5/5 Good! (5,439 reviews)
"It was a nice place to stay. We had a standard room. It was small but pleasant. There was very little noise. It was also conviently located by Times Square and the theatre district. We were able to walk to our show."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $191 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of American Lyric Theater, Times Square, and Broadway. St. James Theatre and Shubert Theatre are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,534 reviews)
"Nice place clean and friendly staff. Fast check in and out. A very protected access to the rooms. Everything was walking distance."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Pod Times Square
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.
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $38 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Empire State Building, and Herald Square. Madison Square Garden and Macy's are also ...
2.6/5 (460 reviews)
"didn't like to pay $14 tax when I got there. would rather it all be upfront so I know what to expect. didn't mine the shared bath and shower down the hall. Loved the sink, fridge and stove top in the room."

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2021

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
3.5 out of 5
312 West 37th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $203 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hammerstein Ballroom, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. American Lyric Theater and St. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,736 reviews)
"Great location Very clean Breakfast was an ideal way to start the day"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2021

Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $160 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Radio City Music Hall. Rockefeller Center and Broadway Theatre are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,485 reviews)
"The workers were extremely helpful and accommodating!! Best hotel I’ve ever stayed in."

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2021

Radio City Apartments
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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4/5 - Good

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May 20, 2020

Definitely have been eager to visit New York for a long time. Overall, the trip was really fun as we went to different sites, shopped along time square, and ate at a lot of great restaurants.

4/5 - Good

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Apr 14, 2020

As we were going I to the COVID-19 period the city was u see a social distancing request. It was nice to have NYC quiet however different than the norm.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 24, 2020

We took the Staten Island Ferry which we took so we could get close pictures of the Statue of Liberty.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 21, 2020

Love NYC. We visit every year.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 21, 2020

Though this pandemic Corina virus and all major shopping and restaurants are locked down , there still a lot a good clean and amazing cafe Frame The best gourmet food in the neighborhood. and it’s fresh, it has excellent freKorean hot food to order.

5/5 - Excellent

Melinda

Mar 20, 2020

I love it and will be back

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