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 £22 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||July–September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||US$10 = £7.24|
|Average weekend price||£152 per night|
|Average weekday price||£150 per night|
|Typical stay||3 nights|
Still the most awesome ( in the grand sense of the word, not as a too commonly used adjective as used in today's speech , especially among juveniles) city in the world. It's been twenty years since the last there and now revisited some of the usual spots and some entirely new to me. First visited in the late fifties and several times since through the decades. As always very expensive to enjoy the best it as to offer. This time I could finally afford it. On a beer budget 200 - 300 a day is the minimum, on champagne budget 500 plus....hotel, restaurant meals, Broadway shows, admission tickets, city transportation, etc. Of course for those for whom budget is a foreign concept, there are lots of opportunities to spend as much as you'd like.
The city is in a better state than what is portrayed on the News. Bars and restaurants are lively, and masks are worn by those who choose to do so. Hadn't been to South Street Seaport in a few years and it was totally renovated and just beautiful with people all around enjoying it.
I’m not a big city guy- but New York is definitely worth the visit. A new adventure on every block. So much to see. So many restaurants. And the trip doesn’t have to break the bank. And people are way nicer than I expected.
This is my 4th trip to NYC. My mantra... "What's not to like?" I Love that city.. We stayed in Chinatown, 2 blocks from Little Italy. Best experience I've had yet, but ALL my NYC stays were FABULOUS!!
There were some people in or near Time Square that need help. It looks that the city / state just left them on their own. Quite disappointed for the revenue NY gets. We got ripped off at the Double Deck bust tour. My bad for not checking reviews ahead of time. It was right on the opposite corner of the Riu Hotel, we paid $110 for 2 people and all we got was a ride to Brooklyn. No explanation, it lasted 1 hour.
Crooks and pot heads everywhere. You will get nauseated by inhaling the second hand weed smoke. Crooked business all around, be ware for Topview Tours. They will not provide service after selling the ticket and wont refund. I am fighting my case as I write this when their bus driver on Bus 359 on 10-12-21 at 6:10 stop number 12 battery park lied about bus being full and refused to seat us in the bus when other passengers pointed out that seats were available.
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