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3.4 miles from city centre
Lower Manhattan – also known as ‘Downtown’ – has a complex fabric of energetic neighbourhoods. Visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located at the World Trade Center at Ground Zero. Nearby, you’ll find the legendary New York Stock Exchange. As night falls, the bars and restaurants of Soho, Tribeca and the Lower East Side are electric.
Places to stay from £32 per night
3.7 miles from city centre
From farming community to gritty artist enclave in the 1960’s, today’s Tribeca is one of the city’s most exclusive addresses – and home to many celebrities. Hudson River Park and Washington Market Park provide Tribeca’s lungs, while the areas gastronomic delights provide the heart. Tribeca hosts the annual Tribeca Film Festival in Spring.
Places to stay from £66 per night
3.2 miles from city centre
The bohemian origins of this neighbourhood ‘South of Houston Street’ have given way to gentrification – the charming cobbled streets are now lined with boutiques, trendy cafes, restaurants and a range of eclectic art galleries. Celebrity and supermodel sightings can’t be avoided, so it’s a great place to mingle with the famous and fabulous.
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1.9 miles from city centre
Chelsea retains many of its 19th century landmarks. You’ll find eclectic art galleries hidden amongst the rows of townhouses. The High Line Park – which runs along a defunct elevated railway line – is popular with locals. Chelsea Piers is a massive sports and entertainment complex, while Chelsea Market is loaded with gourmet food shops.
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0.9 miles from city centre
A midtown hotel is the perfect launch pad to New York City’s ‘Big 5’ – the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, Times Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the New York Public Library. Cultural connoisseurs should head to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in a show at Carnegie Hall or find inspiration at the American Folk Art Museum.
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Upper West Side
1.2 miles from city centre
This is the city’s epicentre of arts, culture and academia. You’ll find the impressive Cathedral Church of Saint John in Morningside Heights and the American Museum of Natural History – plus 60 blocks of theatres and restaurants. On weekends, walk the 4-mile strip of Riverside Park, or dine at one of the trendy cafés with outdoor seating.
Places to stay from £32 per night
New York City is somewhere that feels familiar before you even visit. Countless films and TV shows are shot here, so when we see the trademark yellow taxi cabs, the hot dog vendors or the dazzling lights of Manhattan, there's a strange sense of déjà vu. It's also home to what is arguably the world's most famous skyline, dominated by the Art Deco marvel of the Empire State Building. Constantly reinventing and setting new trends in fashion, food and art, the city is also a major hub for finance and trade, with the famous Wall Street at its core.
The city is split into the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island, and each has its own unique character. Manhattan Island is home to the trendy neighbourhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo, while Brooklyn features a Botanic Garden, the New York Aquarium and the famous Coney Island. A ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island offers a great opportunity for some incredible views of the city, before reaching the fascinating Immigration Museum. You'll also sail past the iconic Statue of Liberty, with plenty of time to snap photos from all angles.
The city's Broadway shows are second to none, with a variety of major musicals proving the pick of the bunch. The giant green oasis of Central Park offers a perfect spot for a peaceful stroll, as well as featuring lakes, theatres and ice-skating rinks.
New York is served by three major airports: JFK, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia, with public transport options available at each one.
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|Most popular time to visit||July–September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||US$10 = £7.90|
|Average weekend price||£193 per night|
|Average weekday price||£199 per night|
|Typical stay||3 nights|
New York City is alive with energy (we went 2019 before covid). The cities subway system is incredible. You could enjoy a weekend there but could easily enjoy 2 weeks! Central park is a must but you need a day and Times Square is filled with things going on, shopping, restaurants and theater. We separated our 3 days into south New york (financial district, World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty), Central Park and Central New York for Times Square, Nintendo and all the other stores. Evening stroll to the Grand Central station along Park Avenue. Hopefully we will be back to see Brooklyn, Chelsea and the Highline.
NYC is my home away from home in Europe. I was born in Bulgaria and lived in NYC, Queens for over 49 years. I may live in my homeland, but my heart is in NYC! When I decide to come back, I would love to stay once again at your hotel.
New York is fabulous and despite its challenges you could live there for a year and not experience all it has to offer. City accommodation is horrendously expensive but convenient. So many Broadway shows to choose from and don't forget the quieter attractions, e.g the NY Public Library, Grand Central Station (architecture), cute little Bryant Park next to the library , the Twin Towers memorial (tasteful). ........
NYC during pandemic restrictions: hardly any people walking on the streets, no cars you can cross any street any time on red light; pity restaurants, museums, and memorials are closed. JFK is all to yourself.
Super cool city ,really recommended. Take your time to explore Manhattan on foot ,easy walking and safe . Walked the brooklin bridge and found a great pub on the other side ,slower pace of life over there. Would also vist rooseveld Island ,cool airride to get there and a calm escape to relax from the city . On the down side its expensive to eat and drink in NY
New York has bad people in the street and inside as workers some live in bad. Neighbourhoods and theft and robbery and assault are already on their records and they work as a doorman or front desk in alot of places in New York
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