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 £33 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 £65 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 £60 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 £46 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 £20 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 £23 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||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||US$10 = £8.01|
|Average weekend price||£156 per night|
|Average weekday price||£164 per night|
|Typical stay||3 nights|
The main spots to visit in New York are its museums and Broadway shows. Besides this, New York has attractions you can find anywhere else, but with something special there. The building are huge; there are unique places to eat (like Eataly); some streets are nice to walk (like SoHo). The public transportation system works flawless. Metro and bus are enough to reach any part of Manhattan and its surroundings. Always check for events ocurring during the week (e.g. Time Out tips).
The Metropolitan Opera, Bill Charlap at Birdland Jazz Club, The Summit at One Vanderbilt, Keen´s Chop House, Sunset Harbour Cruise with Circle Line, a violin concert at Carnegie Hall (Stern auditorium), Hot Dogs at Nathan´s in Coney Island. Hamilton, the musical. Apfelstrudel at Cafe Sabarsky. Kandinsky at Guggenheim Museum, The Highline. MoMA. Need I say more about the greatest city in the world?
I was born & rise in NYC left because of too many crack users in my project outside the hall as well everywhere you went I thought it was time to leave with my family for a better life no regret, now I go to visit my family don't like staying with them because they worrying about me everytime I leave their place. But NYC is really worse now during the day is ok but once it gets dark watch where you go don't feel that you're safe cause you're not.!!!
There are no words. This experience should be on everyone's bucket list. But leave plenty of time. There are lots of wonderful things to do, activities to attend, tours, and food of all makes and kinds. Joe's Pizza and street vendors are a must. We walked or took public transportation. Don't recommend driving.
A few of the highlights were: eating at Grimbaldi's in Brooklyn, walking across Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan, bike riding in Central Park, and going to the theater. There are lots of different neighborhoods to explore that I would like to do in the future. We used the subway and it was pretty easy - just download the app so you have the maps at your fingertips and be aware of people in the subway posing as MTA employees to help you buy a fare card.
I like all areas as they all have something to offer Ate in various places in different areas, such a wide variety on offer It is very easy to get around I would prefer to be more central as I prefer to walk as more can be seen
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