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New YorkUnited States of America

Head to the “City that Never Sleeps” and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of one of the world’s most culturally diverse destinations.

Feel the buzzing atmosphere of this metropolis everywhere you go, whether you immerse yourself in the exhilaration of Times Square at night or the intense emotion of the 9/11 Memorial at World Trade Center Ground Zero. New York offers experiences that embody both the upbeat energy of the city and the deep-rooted culture of its population.

Perhaps the most iconic landmark, the Statue of Liberty, stands on Liberty Island in the city harbour as a symbol of the freedom and opportunity that is historically associated with New York, a welcoming figure for the millions seeking a better life in the 19th century, away from the ravages of war and famine.

First-time visitors should head for the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Rockefeller Center, for breath-taking views over the city from the observation deck, not forgetting the bustling Grand Central Terminal and the peaceful New York Public Library.

New York’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx are home to an eight million-strong population characterised by a widely varied cultural mix. Harlem celebrates African American music and culture and Borough Park in Brooklyn is home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside Israel. One of the best ways to experience this cultural diversity directly and personally is through the myriad of authentic ethnic restaurants this city has to offer. Do not miss Chinatown for unbeatable Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine, or Little Italy for authentic Italian cooking, passed down through the generations.

When in New York, you cannot pass up the opportunity to see a Broadway show! 40 theatres in the aptly-named Theater District along Broadway and the Lincoln Center offer some of the best theatre experiences going. Alternatively, try the Metropolitan Opera or the Museum of Modern Art – all cultural tastes are catered for.

Whatever you choose to do, you should never worry about finding your way around the city. The best means of transport is via the Subway which covers the whole city in an easy-to-navigate system. Simply buy a MetroCard and top it up as and when you need to. If you travel on foot, you’ll be able to experience first-hand the vibrant atmosphere, and will simply have to follow the iconic grid road map. The “Big Apple” is waiting for you!

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Where to stay in New York

Wall Street - Financial District featuring street scenes, a city and heritage architecture

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(333 area reviews)

Manhattan
Midtown showing a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(75 area reviews)

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

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(32 area reviews)

Upper West Side
The High Line Park showing street scenes, a city and a garden

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(27 area reviews)

Chelsea
SoHo - Tribeca featuring a city and street scenes as well as a large group of people

SoHo

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

SoHo
Grand Central Terminal

Midtown East

4.5/5Wonderful!(95 area reviews)

Midtown East

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

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 (31,176 reviews)

"Location Location Location! Great location. Great security and nice room for the price!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (16,191 reviews)

"Love the space ship theme rooms was smaller then I thought but it was unique."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

YOTEL New York
Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
NZ$235
per night
4 May - 5 May

Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from The Majestic Theater, Music Box Theatre and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Broadway are also within 5 ...

3.6/5Good! (15,052 reviews)

"I loved the Ambience . The staff were exceptional and polite"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Row NYC

Popular activities in New York

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(275 reviews)

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

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(266 reviews)

Sit back and relax in this iconic oasis of calm right in the heart of Manhattan’s concrete jungle.

Times Square
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Times Square

4/5(324 reviews)

The electric atmosphere of the New York’s busiest square will leave your head spinning, an essential experience for all visitors.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(232 reviews)

Head to this hub of business and entertainment housed in one of Manhattan most iconic Art Deco developments.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(204 reviews)

Head to the top of this world-famous skyscraper for some of the most exhilarating views of the cityscape.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(213 reviews)

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to one of the most recognisable statues in the world.

Top activities in New York

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access

96% of travellers recommend
NZ$90
Per adult
Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$101
Per adult
Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour
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Discover NY: Fully-Guided NYC Bus Tour

96% of travellers recommend
NZ$140
Per adult
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Access Tickets
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Access Tickets

90% of travellers recommend
NZ$52
Per adult
American Museum of Natural History Tickets
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American Museum of Natural History Tickets

78% of travellers recommend
NZ$31
Per adult
The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass - Save Big on attractions
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The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass - Save Big on attractions

74% of travellers recommend
NZ$109
Per adult

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
371
5 - Excellent 59.26517571884984%
4 - Good
193
4 - Good 30.830670926517573%
3 - Okay
50
3 - Okay 7.987220447284345%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 1.7571884984025559%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.1597444089456869%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Mar. 2020

Its literally the city that never sleeps and no matter how long your there, you’ll never get bored

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar. 2020

Try Five Guys burgers - walking distance from the hotel - delish!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar. 2020

Walkable city, so don't always rely on public transport to get around.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar. 2020

Fun place to visit expensive

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Feb. 2020

Great experience however it was very very cold which needs to be packed well for. Very busy and can be a little confronting - not in a bad way but the way of life there does take some adjusting to.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Feb. 2020

Very cold

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