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Visiting New York City is sort of like déjà vu – countless films and shows are filmed here, so all the yellow taxis, hot dog vendors, and crazy Manhattan lights always feel strangely familiar. It's also home to the world's most famous skyline, dominated by the Empire State Building, an Art Deco masterpiece. 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 feel. Manhattan is home to hip neighborhoods like the Greenwich Village and SoHo, while Brooklyn has its Botanic Garden, the New York Aquarium, and the famous Coney Island boardwalk. A ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island offers 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 take photos from all angles.

Broadway shows are second to none, featuring a variety of major musicals and plays. The enormous Central Park offers an oasis in the middle of all the busle, perfect for a peaceful stroll past its lakes, outdoor theaters, and ice-skating rink.

New York is served by three major airports: JFK, Newark Liberty International, and LaGuardia, with public transportation options available at each one.

Tonight

From $59 per night

This weekend

From $772 per night

Next weekend

From $746 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit January-March
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Average weekend price $242 per night
Average weekday price $239 per night
Average stay 3 nights

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8.0

would recommend that you stay within the area or people you...

November 28, 2021

would recommend that you stay within the area or people you are planning to spend time with. There is much to see/do in each area of NYC that if you try to do too much it could be exhausting and might miss what's right there where you are. So many sites/eateries in every area of the town so focus on where/who you are visiting. We ventured out of ours for one afternoon to visit Ground Zero and thoroughly enjoyed that time, but again mostly stay within your zone for a more enjoyable visit.

Wood
Wood
6.0

Always excellent!

November 27, 2021

Always excellent! Came back for Thanksgiving. New York needs a good scrub down cleaning. Go eat at the Time Square Diner & Grill—the best place for all day breakfast. Bubba Shrimp Boat was awesome as well. Joe’s Pizza is over rated just get a slice from anywhere in the area. Prepare to do a lot of walking and purchase the subway metrocard for $23/$21 and purchase one for each family member, you come out better doing it that way instead of sharing. My son and I took advantage of go back and forth—we got in about 20k steps in each day we were there. It is so worth it though.

Guernica
Guernica United States of America
10

We visited to celebrate my daughter’s 16th bday.

November 22, 2021

We visited to celebrate my daughter’s 16th bday. Awesome to be able to shop and feel safe, had reservations for shows at night. Only downside was paying to get downtown, but so what….trade off was being able to walk around while at the hotel and enjoy everything!

Amy
Amy United States of America
8.0

The location from the hotel to the subway was accessible.

November 21, 2021

The location from the hotel to the subway was accessible. It was a short walk to the LIRR station/Penn Station. I though the restaurants around the hotel were nice. It was a great location for night life and for the short stay I had.

Anonymous
10

I can honestly say that taking public transportation can be...

November 20, 2021

I can honestly say that taking public transportation can be intimidating. Especially when you are from a city or state that that doesn't have subways trains buses..but where I was unsure of what train I was on I asked and apologized for being a pest and the first person said, if you are unsure just ask a new Yorkers we will help you. And I did and either I got super lucky or he was very correct! Do your homework before leaving and rely on the internet all businesses have websites and new york has very good information on the web on how to get around.

Diana
Diana United States of America
10

This was our first trip back to NYC in two years.

November 18, 2021

This was our first trip back to NYC in two years. It was so good to be back. We felt very comfortable with the measures in place to protect against Covid. Actual vaccine cards are required for most venues including restaurants. We loved the new outdoor seating options. Covid testing sites are practically on every corner and mask required indoors.

Beverly
Beverly United States of America

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