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New YorkUnited States of America

An iconic global capital which has inspired world-famous films, books and music.

Renowned as the city so good they named it twice, New York truly is one of the world's great metropolises. Many know it as the Big Apple. Ask New Yorkers themselves and they might well tell you this is “the centre of the universe”.

Some 8,000,000 residents have the privilege of calling New York their home, and when you wander the streets in whichever part of the city you find yourself, you will be able to breathe the heady mixture of cultures which makes this place a truly global destination. Its five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx – each present you with a unique vibe and ambience. One of its countless nicknames is “the city that never sleeps”, and wherever you are in the city at whatever time of day, you'll definitely find all sorts going on.

Spot the Statue of Liberty on the horizon around New York's harbour, the famous landmark known around the world. This was the first glimpse of America experienced by many immigrants from Europe, making the statue an enduring symbol of hope and freedom and a beacon for opportunity in building a new life in the New World.

Many more have followed and continue to arrive in New York several generations later, eager to make it big in this centre of culture, economics and so much more. Whether you find yourself amid the dazzling neon lights of Times Square or on the concourse at Grand Central Station, the genuine buzz is always palpable.

Across New York, you can explore the myriad of attractions that dominate any traveller's checklist. However, with so much life and culture, you can just as easily disappear from the tourist trail and enjoy life as New Yorkers do. For a taste of city living, head to the amusements on Coney Island, explore bohemian Brooklyn or take in the varied music and culture in Harlem. The most dramatic event that the city has witnessed in recent years can be remembered at The National 9/11 Memorial.

You may expect it to be tough to navigate the bustling streets, but if you use the subway system you can easily get around – simply buy a MetroCard and top it up as you travel. Start at Midtown East if this is your first visit; this is where you'll find the city's biggest landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building, and then from here you can venture further and uncover so much more of this monolith of a city.

Where to stay in New York

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Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,983 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, important monuments and soaring skyscrapers, there's plenty to explore in Manhattan. Top attractions like American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are major draws. Catch the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) to see more of the city.

Manhattan
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Queens

3/5(186 area reviews)

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and Resorts World Casino are top sights in Queens, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Briarwood Van Wyck Blvd. Station or Jamaica Van Wyck Station to see more sights in the area.

Queens
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Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(437 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
Upper East Side

Upper East Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(16 area reviews)

Known for its interesting museums and stunning river views, there's plenty to explore in Upper East Side. Top attractions like Madison Avenue and Bloomingdale's are major draws, and you can catch the metro at 86 St. Station (Lexington Av.) or East 86th Street Station to see more of the city.

Upper East Side
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Central New York City

Known for its soaring skyscrapers and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Central New York City. Check out top attractions like Broadway and Times Square, and jump on the metro at 49th St. Station or 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station to see more of the city.

Central New York City
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Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(90 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Upper West Side. Check out top attractions like Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center, and jump on the metro at West 86th Street Station or 79 St. Station to see more of the city.

Upper West Side

Top hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs5,910 per night

Located in Manhattan, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New York University, One World Trade Center and National September 11 Memorial. Federal Reserve ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,472 reviews)

"Overall nice. Recommend bringing your own tooth paste and small toiletries also wash cloths"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs5,910 per night

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and Macy's. 33 St. Station (Park Av. S) is only ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,080 reviews)

"Great staff. Tiny but comfortable clean rooms. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is Rs7,122 per night

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and United Nations Headquarters. ...

4/5Very Good! (930 reviews)

"I had the most pleasant away from home (bronx) weekend. The hotel is very clean, Check-in & checkout was fast yet simple ...the staff is beyond exceptional. Thank you Jonathan & jay for being beyond welcoming , professional and helpful as we had a slight issue with our TV. So many nearby surrounding ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Popular places to visit in New York

Times Square
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Times Square

4/5(1,706 reviews)

The dazzlingly illuminated centrepiece of New York is a must-visit spot for all tourists.

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(1,405 reviews)

A beautiful haven where you can escape from the steel canyons of Manhattan for a wander or a picnic.

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(1,388 reviews)

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(1,228 reviews)

One of the world's most famous statues is an iconic symbol of freedom and hope to the country's immigrants and to visitors from all over the world.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(1,323 reviews)

This iconic business and entertainment hub has been a fixture on the New York City skyline ever since the 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(1,225 reviews)

Make your way to the top of this iconic tower where you'll be rewarded with unparalleled views across New York.