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.

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Museums, Entertainment and Theatres

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Where to stay in New York

Midtown
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Midtown

Skyscrapers, Urban, Theatres

One of the most recognizable areas in the world also has enough tourist attractions to fill several visits.

Queens
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Queens

Festivals, Baseball, Cafés

Queens is a metropolitan neighbourhood that’s popular for its cafes and restaurants. The neighbourhood’s charm comes through in its festivals. For a taste of local culture, you can visit the shopping and live music.

Central New York City
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Central New York City

Theatres, Skyscrapers, Urban

Central New York City is a welcoming, walkable neighbourhood. The neighbourhood’s architecture, friendly people and skyline are just some of its charming qualities. You can experience the local theatre scene and opera houses, or enjoy the natural beauty of the sunsets.

SoHo
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SoHo

Shopping, Urban, Culture

This fashionable neighborhood is great for shopping, eating and drinking.

Theater District
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Theater District

Theatres, Entertainment, Urban

A metropolitan neighbourhood, Theater District offers a variety of options for restaurants. The neighbourhood has many appealing features, among them its friendly people and skyline. For a taste of local culture, you can visit the theatre scene and shopping.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

Urban, Culture, Museums

Manhattan’s prized arts district is a success story of urban renewal. Tour the area to see some of Downtown’s hippest attractions.

Top hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York
Rs6,812/night
18 Aug-19 Aug
3.6/5Good! (27,221 reviews)

"I liked the hotel, however a mini refrigerator and microwave would have been nice as well as shuttle service to and from both airports."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
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YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York
Rs6,812/night
18 Aug-19 Aug
4.2/5Excellent! (14,222 reviews)

"There was easy check-in at the kiosk. It was very safe. A room key was needed to go up the elevator to the rooms. There was one floor with a terrace, a restaurant, hot tubs, a gym, and breakfast foods. The rooms were very clean. The only negative thing was that I could hear some noise in the hallways ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2019

YOTEL New York
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Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York
Rs5,505/night
28 Jul-29 Jul
2.6/5 (27,322 reviews)

"We do have more as we are paying more then others hôtel on the same area,we don't have the mini bar for the welcome."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2019

Hotel Pennsylvania

Popular things to do in New York

Times Square
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Times Square

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

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

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

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

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

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.

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

A truly stunning transportation temple, passed through by many commuters and admired by visitors.

Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Bridge

This iconic suspension bridge offers views of the Statue of Liberty from the East River.

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