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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

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$206 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from Times Square, Broadway and Minskoff Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Shubert Theatre are also within ...
3.5/5Good! (5,017 reviews)
"The room"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$216 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from August Wilson Theater, Broadway Theatre and Ed Sullivan Theater. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
"Located right in the middle of everything… perfect location"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

M Social Hotel Times Square New York
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
4 out of 5
569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Chrysler Building. Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock ...
3.7/5Good! (1,745 reviews)
"Great location!! The check-in process was smooth. The room is a little bit outdated."

Reviewed on 3 May 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
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.
The Marmara Manhattan
The Marmara Manhattan
3.5 out of 5
301 E 94th St, New York, NY
Located in Upper East Side, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Central Park, Mount Sinai Hospital and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Solomon R. Guggenheim ...
4.2/5Very Good! (941 reviews)
Friendly staff
"Great location, clean and safe"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2020

The Marmara Manhattan
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
132 W 118th St, New York, NY
Located in Harlem, this family-friendly New York apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park, Columbia University and Apollo Theater. Mount ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)
Awesome place to stay!!!
"This was one of our favorite places to stay. Norbert and Joycelyn made sure to have everything available for us that we needed. The property is very clean and safe. We love the backyard area. Our only regret is that we can’t stay longer."

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2021

Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
112 W 136th Street, Garden, New York, NY
Located in Harlem, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Apollo Theater, Yankee Stadium and Columbia University. Central Park and New York Presbyterian ...
3.7/5Good! (15 reviews)
Great Communication
"When I checked in, the apartment wasn’t what I had planned, I wanted the bedroom away from each other, and was with my girlfriend and another couple, I called Tammy and she quickly got me another apartment, I absolutely would stay again!"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2021

Gorgeous 2 Story 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment IN Manhattan With Garden
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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