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New York, NY

Travel Guide
New York

One of the world’s most exciting cities positively shines with shopping, shows, museums, sports, and the beautiful and spacious Central Park.

Come to New York City, famous worldwide as a sophisticated center of arts, entertainment and much, much more.

Stroll, skate or jog on the 58 miles (93 kilometers) of Central Park, with a lake, skating rinks, a zoo, statues and numerous playgrounds. Visit the American Museum of Natural History on its western border and Metropolitan Museum of Art on the eastern side.

Walk south to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes put on high-kicking dance performances. In winter, skate beneath the statue of Atlas in front of Rockefeller Center. Take a fast elevator to the top of the Empire State Building for city views. Shop or window-shop at Fifth Avenue boutiques and major luxury stores.

See a new or long-running musical or play on Broadway, which is not just an avenue, but the entire Theater District of more than 40 theaters. Entertainment continues in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters as well as comedy clubs and jazz and piano bars. Walk around Times Square, glowing with neon lights and filled with visitors day and night.

If you’re more interested in sports, catch the Yankees or Mets playing baseball, the Giants or Jets playing football or the Islanders or Rangers playing hockey. Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and other venues also host concerts and other events.

In the Meatpacking District, climb to the High Line Park, an elevated former train track lined with statues and plants. Farther south, visit the National September 11 Memorial, honoring heroes and victims of the 2001 terrorist attack. The One World Observatory tops the 1,776-foot (541-meter) tall One World Trade Center, built where the twin towers of the World Trade Center complex formerly stood.

Take a harbor tour on the Hudson River to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where over 12 million immigrants were welcomed to New York City to start new lives in the United States.

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Where to stay in New York

Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $90 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from The Majestic Theater, St. James Theatre, and Shubert Theatre. Times Square and Broadway are also within 5 minutes. ...
3.5/5Good! (3,345 reviews)
"Very convenient everything is walking distance 😃"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Row NYC
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $93 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
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. ...
3.5/5Good! (5,131 reviews)
"Everything looked beautiful. The view and when you first walk in was amazing."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 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
The price is $127 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
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! (493 reviews)
"Please fix ice maker on floor 28"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 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.
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is $30 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within 10 minutes. ...
2.6/5 (424 reviews)
"This place is exactly as described on Expedia. I stayed for three nights with my three young kids. The room was clean as was the bathroom down the hall. It is not the Ritz, but it is perfect for folks wanting to visit New York on a budget and needing a safe and comfortable place to sleep. The location ..."

Reviewed on Jul 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 $152 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 13
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Macy's and Madison Square ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,608 reviews)
"We had a great stay! Very convenient place to stay and I will go back! The breakfast was not great, but there is a nice Italian place a few steps away called Piada - perfect coffee and food."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 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 $104 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,422 reviews)
"Great stay. Great people working there. Will definitely come back"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 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.

Getting around New York

The New York Subway is not only the most iconic way of getting around the city, it is the most practical too. It is easy to navigate and there are many stops, covering all the areas of the city that you are likely to visit. Hail one of the famous yellow New York City taxis if you need to get somewhere in a hurry. There are also public buses. Buy a MetroCard, which is a reloadable bus and Subway ticket. Visit the New York City Transit Authority website. Browse New York rental cars.

Best time to visit

Peak times to visit New York include the summer months and Christmas, but the best deals, smallest crowds and most pleasant temperatures can be enjoyed in spring and fall. Visit between March and May or between September and November to find lower rates than at other times of the year. Christmas in New York is magical, but you will need to be prepared for high prices and more people.

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