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!

Where to stay in New York

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$247 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,788 reviews)
"Excellent location, comfortable stay, good breakfast."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$296 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.5/5 Good! (6,111 reviews)
"The front desk was awful 😣 We had to get the manager to satisfy our accommodations. A lot of false advertisement not cool for the Big Apple 🍎"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$392 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,554 reviews)
"Cool vibe and very helpful and friendly staff. Glad we booked an accessible room as the standard King rooms were really small (although this is the norm for Manhattan).Once it was dark it didn't feel particularly safe - a lot of drunks and homeless along 38th."

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

Arlo Midtown
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Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
The price is NZ$303 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,639 reviews)
"Was just what i was looking prefect!"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Radio City Apartments
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
The price is NZ$317 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in their ...
2.6/5 (498 reviews)
"The hotel is near the Empire State Building on the Hopp on hoop off Bus station. Starbucks and other possibilities to get breakfast are near by. The bedroom was clean and organized, but the shared bathroom was dilapidated."

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2021

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Placemakr Wall Street
Placemakr Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY, 10005
The price is NZ$579 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Wall Street and Battery Park are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (34 reviews)
"Great to have a kitchen and living space to relax in between NYC adventures. Staff friendly and helpful. Way better than a traditional hotel room!"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Placemakr Wall Street
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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