New York

Travel Guide
New York

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

Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is NZ$141 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from Shubert Theatre and Richard Rodgers Theatre. Minskoff Theater and Times Square are also within 5 minutes. 49th ...
3.5/5 Good! (3,385 reviews)
"Good location. Nice staff."

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

Row NYC
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is NZ$194 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from Times Square, Broadway and Minskoff Theater. Shubert Theatre and Richard Rodgers Theatre are also within 5 ...
3.5/5 Good! (5,294 reviews)
"excellent devise"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
4 out of 5
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY
The price is NZ$235 per night from 14 Nov. to 14 Nov.
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from August Wilson Theater, Broadway Theatre and Ed Sullivan Theater. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (850 reviews)
"The staff was very kind. I was not pleased that the room service tray was left for 2 nights without being cleaned up."

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

M Social Hotel Times Square New York
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.
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY
The price is NZ$196 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
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! (2,460 reviews)
"Staff were professional, friendly and helpful. Apartment was perfect for our group of 4. Would recommend a stay at Radio City Apartments"

Reviewed on 23 Oct. 2021

Radio City Apartments
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 NZ$235 per night from 22 Nov. to 22 Nov.
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square, Madison Square Garden and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Macy's and Shubert Theatre ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,687 reviews)
"The fact that there is no housekeeping, bed making and only changing of towels didn't make a lot of sense to me. I'd much rather keep my towels and have someone freshen up my room every day. It would have been more friendly towards the environment and caused a better impression. Also, when we checked ..."

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Homewood Suites New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is NZ$219 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Herald Square and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also ...
2.6/5 (440 reviews)
"didn't like to pay $14 tax when I got there. would rather it all be upfront so I know what to expect. didn't mine the shared bath and shower down the hall. Loved the sink, fridge and stove top in the room."

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

31 Street Broadway Hotel
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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