New York, NY

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New York

One of the world’s most exciting cities positively shines with shopping, shows, museums, sports, and the beautiful and spacious Central Park.

Come to New York City, famous worldwide as a sophisticated center of arts, entertainment and much, much more.

Stroll, skate or jog on the 58 miles (93 kilometers) of Central Park, with a lake, skating rinks, a zoo, statues and numerous playgrounds. Visit the American Museum of Natural History on its western border and Metropolitan Museum of Art on the eastern side.

Walk south to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes put on high-kicking dance performances. In winter, skate beneath the statue of Atlas in front of Rockefeller Center. Take a fast elevator to the top of the Empire State Building for city views. Shop or window-shop at Fifth Avenue boutiques and major luxury stores.

See a new or long-running musical or play on Broadway, which is not just an avenue, but the entire Theater District of more than 40 theaters. Entertainment continues in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters as well as comedy clubs and jazz and piano bars. Walk around Times Square, glowing with neon lights and filled with visitors day and night.

If you’re more interested in sports, catch the Yankees or Mets playing baseball, the Giants or Jets playing football or the Islanders or Rangers playing hockey. Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and other venues also host concerts and other events.

In the Meatpacking District, climb to the High Line Park, an elevated former train track lined with statues and plants. Farther south, visit the National September 11 Memorial, honoring heroes and victims of the 2001 terrorist attack. The One World Observatory tops the 1,776-foot (541-meter) tall One World Trade Center, built where the twin towers of the World Trade Center complex formerly stood.

Take a harbor tour on the Hudson River to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where over 12 million immigrants were welcomed to New York City to start new lives in the United States.

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Where to stay in New York

Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $94 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from St. James Theatre, Shubert Theatre, and Richard Rodgers Theatre. Times Square and Broadway are also within 5 minutes. ...
3.5/5 Good! (3,550 reviews)
"For Me and My Family Everything is OK..."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Row NYC
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $110 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 9
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps from Town Hall, Times Square, and Broadway. Minskoff Theater and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 5 Av Station ...
3.5/5 Good! (5,463 reviews)
"The rooms were spacious and clean however bathrooms definitely need to be updated. The fixtures were very low builder grade merchandise from the 70's."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY
The price is $149 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of American Lyric Theater, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. Hammerstein Ballroom and St. James ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (823 reviews)
"Stayed for just 2 nights during December as part of my husband and my mini-moon. The hotel is modern and with a nicely designed interiors. The lobby bar was pricy, but the drinks were delicious, though would pass on charcuterie next time. Considering we’re in the heart of Manhattan, everything was ..."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Arlo Midtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY
The price is $108 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 5
Located in Manhattan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street, Battery Park, and South Street Seaport. Pace University and National September ...
3.5/5 Good! (6 reviews)
Great hotel horrible staff
"The accommodations at the hotel were great! The room was large (bigger then my old NYC apartment), clean and comfortable. The location is great. Close to restaurants, shopping train and commuter boats. That being said we did not meet one helpful or pleasant employee. Everyone was rude. They would ..."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY
The price is $110 per night from Jan 9 to Jan 9
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Radio City Music Hall. Rockefeller Center and Broadway Theatre are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,498 reviews)
"Beautiful, quaint older hotel! Excellent location!"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Radio City Apartments
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
3.5 out of 5
312 West 37th Street, New York, NY
The price is $138 per night from Jan 10 to Jan 10
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hammerstein Ballroom, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden. American Lyric Theater and St. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,757 reviews)
"Its very well located, close to everything. We just had to wait about 30 minutes to get our room, even though we arrived after 4pm."

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2021

Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around New York

The New York Subway is not only the most iconic way of getting around the city, it is the most practical too. It is easy to navigate and there are many stops, covering all the areas of the city that you are likely to visit. Hail one of the famous yellow New York City taxis if you need to get somewhere in a hurry. There are also public buses. Buy a MetroCard, which is a reloadable bus and Subway ticket. Visit the New York City Transit Authority website. Browse New York rental cars.

Best time to visit

Peak times to visit New York include the summer months and Christmas, but the best deals, smallest crowds and most pleasant temperatures can be enjoyed in spring and fall. Visit between March and May or between September and November to find lower rates than at other times of the year. Christmas in New York is magical, but you will need to be prepared for high prices and more people.

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