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 £64 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 £59 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 = £7.93|
|Average weekend price||£167 per night|
|Average weekday price||£175 per night|
|Typical stay||3 nights|
NYC in the spring, fall (October) or Christmas is amazing! Central Park early morning walks are beautiful. Best pastrami sandwich and rugala ever at Katz’s Deli. Beautiful orchid exhibit (spring) at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 9/11 Memorial is a must. Best view of the skyline at the Brooklyn Bridge Park - night time or daytime. NYC bagels are the best ever. John’s Pizza on Bleecker Street is delicious. The Cecil Steakhouse has great food and then go to Minton’s Playhouse for some jazz. (Both in Harlem)
The city was much less intimidating than I would have imagined! I loved exploring different neighborhoods and iconic spots throughout the city. I saw 4 shows during my trip and each one was amazing, all in different ways! The subway is more confusing than it needs to be and I think I walked more than on any other single vacation ever, but this is one of my favorite places I have ever visited. Make time for some museums as well-there are so many to choose from!
I went to tour and went to visit friends. Wanted to eat at certain restaurants and see certain galleries and museums. Couldn’t do it all in 4 days. Preferred SOHO to other districts. Brooklyn interesting. Worth a Ferry trip from Wall Street to Dumbo. 9/11 museum and the MET were highlights. NY has become more expensive since COVID. Restaurants recommended Chinese Tixedo, Wolfgang, Ruby’s for breakfast, Saddles is a great experience and try Caprice at Grand Central. Brandy Bar in Tribeca is actually an outstanding whiskey and brandy bar. Cabs better then Ubers. Traffic is a real problem so leave good time for travel to any venue. Restaurants are really pricey. Walk the High line.
I had a business trip to NY and stayed mainly at the Downtown near the World Trade Center. Always pleasure to be in the city. I love going to Eataly at the Westfield Shopping Center and have dinner. Many options if you love Italian food.
NOT GOOD bins were emptied at 3.00 PM and the noise was terrible also streets dirty from spilled rubbish .Hotel room badly designed with no wardrobes or drawers to place clothing in. Very basic facilities and difficult to gat taxis We were there for a Graduation and to see our son however if for any other reason we would not wish to go to New York Overpriced dirty and full of druggies
New York is like ancient Rome, everyone should visit it at least once in their life. Pharaonic buildings and everything you are looking for is in New York. There are so many things to see in New York that any time you schedule to be in the city won't be enough. But you need at least 4 days to visit the city that doesn't sleep.
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