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

Manhattan
Wall Street - Financial District showing a city, heritage architecture and an administrative building

Manhattan

Known for Theatres, Urban, Entertainment

4.5/5(929 reviews)

Power and wealth and breathtaking scenery are concentrated on this very small island. Immerse yourself for a few days or a lifetime.

Queens
Corona showing a sporting event

Queens

Known for Festivals, Baseball, Cafés

3/5(147 reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Queens. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Briarwood Van Wyck Blvd. Station or Jamaica Van Wyck Station to see more of Jamaica.

Midtown
Midtown which includes a city

Midtown

Known for Skyscrapers, Urban, Theatres

4.5/5(437 reviews)

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

Upper East Side
Upper East Side

Upper East Side

Known for Urban, Museums, Culture

4.5/5(16 reviews)

The Upper East Side, set between Central Park and the East River, is the posh part of New York. It’s also where you’ll find some of the best museums in the city.

Upper West Side
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Upper West Side

Known for Museums, Theatres, Dining

4.5/5(90 reviews)

Stroll along quiet residential streets, visit two large parks and enjoy some of the world’s most renowned cultural attractions in this Manhattan neighborhood.

Chelsea
The High Line Park showing a garden, street scenes and a city

Chelsea

Known for Urban, Culture, Museums

4/5(111 reviews)

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
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
Rs7,100
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Garden, Macy's and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within ...

2.6/5 (28,658 reviews)

"Ideal location for my needs. Room very old and needs updating"…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

Hotel Pennsylvania
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
Rs6,480
per night
26 Nov-27 Nov

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Grand Central Terminal. Chrysler Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (28,109 reviews)

"Room service people are sneaky and tried to get extra money from us. Otherwise the rest of hotel staff are great. The room could do with some updating. Especially the curtains... a bit of laundry bleach would sort out the crispy nicotine stained nets... (not nice smell) Otherwise good"…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
Rs10,833
per night
25 Nov-26 Nov

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Broadway and Central Park are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (15,120 reviews)

"Great location. Room was small but just what I needed"…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

YOTEL New York

Popular things to do in New York

Times Square
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Times Square

4/5(1,386 reviews)

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

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(1,036 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(989 reviews)

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

4.5/5(1,020 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.

Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Terminal

4.5/5(1,254 reviews)

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

Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Bridge

4.5/5(944 reviews)

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

Reviews of New York

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Nov 2019

Love the place, favourite place on earth, love the people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Nov 2019

Fabulous, exciting, busy, vibrant and multicultural. I can't wait to visit again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Nov 2019

Love New York

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Nov 2019

So much to see and lost of walking need good walking shoes

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

We had a great time, New York is a fantastic experience.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

Its not acrelaxing holiday its very busy but overall the oeople are fruendly. Just watch out for scams at Times Square, they kniw who arevtourusts and can rip you off.

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Travel Tips to New York City

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Monuments, Memorials, & Museums to Visit This Veterans Day
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Monuments, Memorials, & Museums to Visit This Veterans Day

Take some time at the monuments, memorials, and museums across the United States of America to honor those who’ve served on a Veterans Day vacation.

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