COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

New York
Travel Guide

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.

New York Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in New York

Stewart Hotel
Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
371 7th Ave, New York, NY
The price is CA $125 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macy's, Herald Square, and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within 15 minutes. ...
3.6/5Good! (2,600 reviews)
"The property has a nice waiting area inside the lobby and your access card must be used to access the elevator to your room. There is also a lobby attendant who knows the guests and greets you whenever you pass through"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2021

Stewart Hotel
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $135 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Times Square, Broadway, and Minskoff Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...
3.6/5Good! (4,806 reviews)
"The hotel has changed owners since our last stay. I wouldn't have noticed except it created some confusion when making reservations. And Google says the property is closed permanently which it clearly is not. The building is older but very well maintained. The strength of this hotel is the location. ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
4 out of 5
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $166 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps from August Wilson Theater, Broadway Theatre, and Ed Sullivan Theater. Circle ...
4.3/5Excellent! (103 reviews)
"Very beautiful lobby and room"

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2021

M Social Hotel Times Square New York
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.
The Marmara Manhattan
The Marmara Manhattan
3.5 out of 5
301 E 94th St, New York, NY
Located in Upper East Side, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Park, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Solomon R. Guggenheim ...
4.2/5Very Good! (941 reviews)
Friendly staff
"Great location, clean and safe"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2020

The Marmara Manhattan
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
New York, NY
Located in Harlem, this family-friendly New York apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park, Columbia University, and Apollo Theater. Mount ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
Excellent! Norbert is a wonderful host and a kind warm person! , he is tjouhful a very responsive.
"We had a great experience at the brownstone. Every convenience is there. Everything works great. The unit is spacious and has lots of character. We got to love the neighborhood and felt at home. we appreciated the use of the backyard when the weather was good. Norbert, the host, is wonderful and ..."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
New York, NY
Located in Harlem, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Apollo Theater, Yankee Stadium, and Columbia University. Central Park and New York Presbyterian ...
3.7/5Good! (15 reviews)
Great Communication
"When I checked in, the apartment wasn’t what I had planned, I wanted the bedroom away from each other, and was with my girlfriend and another couple, I called Tammy and she quickly got me another apartment, I absolutely would stay again!"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2021

Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
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.

Popular places to visit in New York

Top things to do in New York

Read travel guides and advice on visiting New York

The Most Photographed Places in the World Based on Traveller Data

The Most Photographed Places in the World Based on Traveller Data

The Most Photographed Places in the World Based on Traveller Data
Summer Weekend-ing in NYC

Summer Weekend-ing in NYC

Summer Weekend-ing in NYC
The 5 Best Burgers Joints in America

The 5 Best Burgers Joints in America

The 5 Best Burgers Joints in America
5 Weirdly Wonderful Ways to Experience NYC

5 Weirdly Wonderful Ways to Experience NYC

5 Weirdly Wonderful Ways to Experience NYC
6  North American Cities You Need to Visit This Summer

6 North American Cities You Need to Visit This Summer

6 North American Cities You Need to Visit This Summer
Go Big or Go Home in New York City

Go Big or Go Home in New York City

Go Big or Go Home in New York City
Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in North America

Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in North America

Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in North America
Top Five Destinations to Follow the Toronto Blue Jays™ On the Road This Season

Top Five Destinations to Follow the Toronto Blue Jays™ On the Road This Season

Top Five Destinations to Follow the Toronto Blue Jays™ On the Road This Season
‘Mad Men’ fans rejoice: NYC museum features new exhibit

‘Mad Men’ fans rejoice: NYC museum features new exhibit

‘Mad Men’ fans rejoice: NYC museum features new exhibit

Cities near New York