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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

Top hotels in New York

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$140 per night from 17 Dec. to 18 Dec.

Located in Manhattan, this hotel is steps away from The Oculus and National September 11 Memorial. Wall Street and One World Trade Center are also within 10 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,469 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Amazing views! Would definitely stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
4 out of 5
1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$140 per night from 17 Dec. to 18 Dec.

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters and Grand Central Terminal. The Morgan Library and Museum and Bryant ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,511 reviews)

"Beautiful rooms. Hotel needs vending machines also ice maker."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2020

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
Millennium Times Square New York
Millennium Times Square New York
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is NZ$122 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (4,138 reviews)

"Excelente lugar y tienen parking gratis. Lugar serca de todo. El Personal muy amables."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Millennium 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.

Holiday Rentals in New York

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is NZ$108 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps away from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (465 reviews)
Very convenient location. Brief walk to Times Sqare and Grand Central. Many restaurants in neighbord

"Wonderful!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
Staybridge Suites Times Square
Staybridge Suites Times Square
3.5 out of 5
340 W 40 Street, New York, NY
The price is NZ$147 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square and American Lyric Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,648 reviews)
Kudos to staff at the front desk.

"Front desk makes up for a lot of short comings. They were very accommodating. Jasmine, in particular, is a gem of the property. She was very poised, professional and willing to help at every turn. If she bought her own hotel, I'd stay there. without hesitation. Apparently, they're undergoing an extensive ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2020

Staybridge Suites Times Square
The Grand NYC
The Grand NYC
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is NZ$224 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Midtown, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within ...

2.7/5 (388 reviews)

"Totally central, really low price, acceptable for a few days."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2020

The Grand NYC
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.

Popular places to visit in New York

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Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

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4 - Good 30.830670926517573%
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3 - Okay 7.987220447284345%
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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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