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New YorkUnited States of America

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!(3,032 area reviews)

American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are a few top attractions in Manhattan. Hop around the city on the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) and check out the area's fascinating museums, important monuments, and soaring skyscrapers.

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

SoHo

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in SoHo. Spend some time visiting top spots like Drawing Center, and catch the metro at Prince St. Station or Spring St. Station to see more of the area.

SoHo
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

Top Hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $105 per night

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! (1,468 reviews)

"Very aesthetically pleasing, very closing to multiple parking options. Perfect location and very easy for a late reservation, one-night stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $105 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,081 reviews)

"Great hotel to spend the night. I enjoyed myself , the view was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is CA $157 per night

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and United Nations Headquarters. ...

4/5Very Good! (936 reviews)

"Front desk was very cordial. The room was big and clean. The only drawback was that they put me on the 1st floor, I stay there often so it was disappointing not to have a view of the city."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Popular places to visit in New York

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.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(1,227 reviews)

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

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.

Top things to do in New York

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
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
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

CA $175
Per adult
82% 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
Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour
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Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour

CA $121
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Admission with 3-Course Dining at Yellow Magnolia Cafe
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Admission with 3-Course Dining at Yellow Magnolia Cafe

CA $98
Per adult

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