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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

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

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
Corona showing a sporting event

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
Midtown which includes a city

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
Upper West Side, New York, New York, United States of America

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

Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs6,573 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,571 reviews)

"I liked the hotel but the room was incredibly small"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,561 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,153 reviews)

"Property was amazing and very organized. Everything was clean, only thing is that the elevators are very slow. But that’s okay"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 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 Rs7,608 per night from 17 Nov to 18 Nov

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! (1,033 reviews)

"The decor always been a favorite for me and also the staff hospitality."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in New York

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs5,834 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps away from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (417 reviews)

"Good location and clean place. Staff were polite and quick to respond"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
Staybridge Suites Times Square
Staybridge Suites Times Square
3.5 out of 5
340 W 40 Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs6,277 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square and American Lyric Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,622 reviews)

"Loved the staff and room everything was Great. Would definitely recommend to anyone"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Staybridge Suites Times Square
The Grand NYC
The Grand NYC
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs2,393 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Midtown, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within ...

2.6/5 (383 reviews)
The diamond in the rough was far more diamond!

"I quickly acclimated to this SRO/dorm situation. The shared bathroom was recently renovated, always clean, and perfectly safe. The door staff was consistent about security and very engaging. The showers were always available with less than minimal contact with other guests. The neighborhood is midtown. ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

The Grand NYC
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.

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Reviews of New York

4.6

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 26.39181462533855%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jun 2020

Busy and vibrant. People are friendly and easy to talk to

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Apr 2020

Loved NYC itself, loads to see & do. Would just pick a different hotel next time.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

27 Mar 2020

Would never go back, did not enjoy new york one bit, too noisy and busy,

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

We went just as the State of Emergency was declared. It was very strange. Only a few people on the streets and lots of interruption to the main attractions

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

I love NY. Best city in the world and never lets me down. Favourite place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Staten Island ferry at night gives great views and it’s free

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