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About New York

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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.


From £80 per night

This weekend

From £99 per night

Next weekend

From £99 per night

Most popular time to visit June–August
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency US$10 = £7.96
Average weekend price £198 per night
Average weekday price £199 per night
Typical stay 3 nights

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New York reviews

What other travellers say about New York


NYC during pandemic restrictions: hardly any people walking...

25 May 2020

NYC during pandemic restrictions: hardly any people walking on the streets, no cars you can cross any street any time on red light; pity restaurants, museums, and memorials are closed. JFK is all to yourself.

Anonymous Russia

Super cool city ,really recommended.

22 May 2020

Super cool city ,really recommended. Take your time to explore Manhattan on foot ,easy walking and safe . Walked the brooklin bridge and found a great pub on the other side ,slower pace of life over there. Would also vist rooseveld Island ,cool airride to get there and a calm escape to relax from the city . On the down side its expensive to eat and drink in NY

koitattoo Belgium

New York has bad people in the street and inside as workers...

19 May 2020

New York has bad people in the street and inside as workers some live in bad. Neighbourhoods and theft and robbery and assault are already on their records and they work as a doorman or front desk in alot of places in New York

Bilawal United States

I'm very happy every time I'm going back there.

3 May 2020

I'm very happy every time I'm going back there. Can't wait for the next trip. The food, atmosphere, shopping centres all is great. I and my wife love this city and we will be back there very often.

JPA G Ireland

NYC is amazing.

21 April 2020

NYC is amazing. I managed to walked the two beautiful bridges -Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Central Park, Hi Line, Madison, Washington Union Square and most of the smaller Parks. Enjoyed China Town, Little Italy, Korean Town. Shopping is crazy especially Macy's and many other shops and malls. Then there is the restaurants like the Dim Sum ins China Town the Pizza from Little Italy, burgers from Shake Shack and many many more. Don't forget Time Square its amazing also Bloomberg building and many many more. There is so much to see and I was there for only 8 days. Also there the corona Virus situation that sort of curtail some of my planned activities. Go if you can you will enjoy the experience.

David United Kingdom

2nd trip to New York and still intend to go back when I can.

8 April 2020

2nd trip to New York and still intend to go back when I can. One of those places that lives up to its name. As long as you are sensible it is safe and there is so much to do. Transport is easy and the people I met very friendly and helpful.

Anonymous United Kingdom

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