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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 $96 per night

This weekend

From $195 per night

Next weekend

From $174 per night

Most popular time to visit June-August
Cheapest time to visit January-March
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Average weekend price $205 per night
Average weekday price $199 per night
Average stay 3 nights

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10

We loved the 60 min.

September 24, 2021

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!

John
John United States of America
10

The most magical City in the US!

September 23, 2021

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"!

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Adner
10

Have been to New York many times and the transportation is...

September 22, 2021

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

Jo Anna
Jo Anna United States of America
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New York city seems to have regressed to the conditions...

September 21, 2021

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.

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Overall New York is good for a short visit, but not for long...

September 20, 2021

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.

Ramji
Ramji United States of America
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The bakeries, restaurants, t.

September 16, 2021

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.

Carmen
Carmen United States of America

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