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 $30 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||June-August|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Average weekend price||$205 per night|
|Average weekday price||$199 per night|
|Average stay||3 nights|
We loved the 60 min. boat tour under the Brooklyn Bridge and around Statue of Liberty. Lots of walks to bars/restaurants, straight & gay (don't miss Flaming Saddles where the bartenders dance a few times an hour, quite expertly!) YumYumToo in HK consistently good inexpensive food & also has a great prix fixe menu. The 32nd floor 5 O'clock bar at the new Margaritaville Hotel is not to be missed, the view inside & outside is magnificent! (However Happy Hrs. only at 6th floor pool bar.) If you're into clothes shopping bargains, I think the Marshalls by One World is the biggest I've ever scene! Central Park is always beautiful to stroll around, and there's a Zoo too! The pianobars down in the Village are wonderful & open till 2am. (4am at Duplex.) So much to do!
The most magical City in the US! A melting pop of eclectic people and places ....wandering adventures at every corner! From Manhattan to Brooklyn wherever you go .....the hustle and bustle admidst the cozy cafes and nature s parks. NY has it all and " how sweet it is"!
Have been to New York many times and the transportation is great meaning the subway. You can always find something new to do in New York every day. I loved the Starbucks that serve the chocolate vodka martinis
New York city seems to have regressed to the conditions prevalent in the 60"s and 70"s. The approval of recreational drugs has morphed into an all out unmitigated use of all manner of drugs in full view of anyone and evryone. The NYC police look unprofessional (dirty uniforms )and are completely hands off. The city would be well served to track public the number of opioid related deaths as they might well exceed the number of COVID related deaths. The victims are of course black and brown individuals. It is amazing to see all the work done in the 1980's and 1909's be undone by the recent NYC focus.
Overall New York is good for a short visit, but not for long term stay, unless if you are working in the top firms in the city and earning a lot. I see too many homeless people on the roads who are sometimes quite aggressive. The city should rehabilitate them - not keep them on streets.
The bakeries, restaurants, t.j.Max, shopping trains, Central Park. Churches & building structures, sightseeing of monuments, Mid Manhattan, Columbus Circle, 42nd St..Avoid rush hour trains. Thai Cella Restaurant was very good & Afghan Kebab delicious.
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