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

Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
The price is $79 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 7
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of American Lyric Theater, Times Square, and Broadway. St. James Theatre and Shubert Theatre are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,427 reviews)
"Great property. Good room. Good price. However, the room was a little cold and there was a consistent draft. Other than that though, really good experience. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

Pod Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $93 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 7
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! (5,548 reviews)
"Location is great"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $81 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
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! (3,601 reviews)
"Close to subway satiation. Close to restaurants and bars in Hell’s Kitchen. Close enough to Central Park and Times Square. Really long line at check in, but other days seemed light. Waiting on elevators is irritating, but seems to work efficiently. I’d stay there again."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Row NYC
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Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY
The price is $99 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 7
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! (2,521 reviews)
"Our family of 5 stayed here to experience the City during the Christmas season. This property is in a great location for easy access to the Subway system and is near both Time Square and Rockefeller Plaza. The staff was friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Radio City Apartments
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 $103 per night from Jan 10 to Jan 11
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 ...
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
"The hotel was clean, accommodating. Loved the layout and decor of the different floors"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
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 $110 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
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! (1,780 reviews)
"Excellent location and condition of the property. Rooms quiet and full kitchen included ...Breakfast was great!!!"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

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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