3.4 miles from downtown
Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown, has a complex fabric of energetic neighborhoods. At Ground Zero you'll find the National September 11 Memorial Plaza & Museum. Head further south and you’ll come across the legendary New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. SoHo, Tribeca and the Lower East Side are also nearby.
Places to stay from $41 a night
3.7 miles from downtown
From farming community to gritty artist enclave in the 1960’s, today’s Tribeca is one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods – home to many celebrities. Hudson River Park and Washington Market Park are Tribeca’s lungs, and the area's culinary delights act as the heart. Tribeca hosts the annual Tribeca Film Festival every Spring.
Places to stay from $81 a night
3.2 miles from downtown
The bohemian origins of this neighborhood "South of Houston Street" paved the way for gentrification – the charming cobblestone 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 rich and famous.
Places to stay from $75 a night
1.9 miles from downtown
Chelsea retains many of its 19th-century landmarks. You’ll find eclectic art galleries hidden between the rows of townhouses. The High Line Park, which runs along a defunct, elevated train line, is popular with the locals. Chelsea Piers is a massive sport and entertainment complex, and Chelsea Market is loaded with gourmet food shops.
Places to stay from $31 a night
0.9 miles from downtown
A midtown hotel is the perfect launch pad to New York City’s must-sees: the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, 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 get some inspiration at the American Folk Art Museum.
Places to stay from $25 a night
Upper West Side
1.2 miles from downtown
This is the city’s epicenter of arts, culture and academia. Here you’ll find the impressive Cathedral Church of Saint John in Morningside Heights and the American Museum of Natural History, plus 60 blocks of theaters 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 $29 a night
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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Average weekend price||$270 per night|
|Average weekday price||$285 per night|
|Average stay||3 nights|
Love the attractions in the city. The food is good and the people are really friendly. Security and police officers are the best and very helpful. The architecture, history, museums, shows and culture makes New York City a magical place!
We had a great time - of course our time in NYC was so easy as my daughter and her husband live in Harlem and led us all over New York and the subway system. Getting around was easy with them. Loved the fact that you can just tap your credit card on the subway.
There’s a tremendous amount of walking and very few subway stations are equipped for handicapped people. While prices are much higher than home, we were almost always able to find affordable options. The pageantry of the City at Christmas was breath-taking.
The reason New York can feel like you’re leaving the U.S. is that there is so much diversity represented in the city, from the food and restaurants to the interactions with people you’ll have around every corner. New York is very much in a league all of its own, that doesn’t feel like the United States.
We had a great vacation in NYC. We stayed 5 nights in Times Square and went everywhere. The length of the trip was perfect, and we experienced everything NYC has to offer. Great food(pricy at times) Great locations
I visited New York for the last 40 years, but on this trip NYC seems to have lost its cool. Everything is very dirty from streets full of rats to filthy toilets in trendy restaurants. NYC was Over priced, poor service, boring shopping and worn out. Still we adored walking around, discovering Brooklyn, the train walkway, museums, and the amazing architecture.
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