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 £30 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 £59 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.
Places to stay from £54 per night
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.
Places to stay from £22 per night
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.
Places to stay from £18 per night
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 £21 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||March–May|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||US$10 = £7.24|
|Average weekend price||£112 per night|
|Average weekday price||£93 per night|
|Typical stay||3 nights|
Escaped to NY from NJ for quick weekend to explore Chelsea, Whitney museum, high line, the Shed...Everyone everywhere in NY wore masks on street, totally respectful, friendly...restaurants so grateful for your business...I LOVE NEW YORK :)
New York City is the best place I've ever been too! I've been 3 times now and am going back in 9 days!!! I did however, not like, how the stores closed at 7pm, because of Covid. I understand taking precautions, but why so early, for such a busy place? We ate in Little Italy and as always, it was amazing! Also it's not so crowded right now, so that's great!
New York is a multi facated place to visit. I was ill but my friends found a jazz club and comedy show fairly close to our hotel. The people I met on the street were super cool. New York is a place to go mingle with other cultures and get a more rounded understanding of our likenesses and differences. I ❤️ New York!
Only gave NYC that rating Bc of the Covid restrictions. There is none there, it explains why their numbers are high. At least here in Texas we have them and business follow them. I highly recommend the double decker bus. It saves you on walking and you see all the important stuff. You are able to hop on and off as well. It’s worth every penny!! Sit up front against the top glass if you can. We did and we definitely got to see and experience NYC Driving at its finest. I would schedule at least 4 days next time. First 2 site seeing and on the go. Th other two for enjoying little neighborhood around NYC culture and entertainment.
This was March 2021 during the Covid19 pandemic. I am a regular visitor to NYC and I had one of the nicest stays, in part, due to the quarantine. No lines to get into stores, no reservations needed for dinner. No waiting long for a cab/uber and traffic was cut in half and it was very easy to get around on foot, too. . We went to the Top of the Rock and some museums, NO CROWDS. It was a different New York than I was used to, but it was mostly a change for the better, tourism-wise. Businesses were friendly, welcoming and grateful for the business.
New York is an AMAZING city. Can be overwhelming so plan ahead of time. Don’t drive, trust the cab drivers and Ubers. Also it is very expensive so plan to bring extra money, dining each day can really cut into your budget so make sure you take into account the cost of getting around as well as your activities. Their are so many attractions, there is never a dull day.
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