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New York

New York City, half-jokingly referred to as the center of the universe, rumbles with energy, ambition and gusto.

Experience the neon at night in Times Square, the bustle of Grand Central Terminal, or some freewheeling fun at Coney Island’s amusement park. New York also has its serious side in Brooklyn’s hip, artistic neighborhood or the sobering 9/11 Memorial at World Trade Center Ground Zero. Out on the harbor, the Statue of Liberty — a beacon of hope for millions of immigrants fleeing war and famine in the late-19th century — still symbolizes freedom and New York’s reputation as a make-or-break city, attracts millions of dreamers, who come to try their luck in The Big Apple.

Divided into five boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx — New York is home to more than eight million people and a diverse multi-cultural mix. You'll find authentic ethnic eateries throughout multi-cultural hubs like Chinatown and Little Italy. Diversity in New York is embraced and celebrated, from African American music and culture in Harlem to Judaism in Brooklyn’s Borough Park, which has one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel.

The iconic subway system forms an intricate labyrinth above and below the ground. It’s the easiest public transportation option for visitors; purchase your MetroCard and refill on a pay-as-you-go basis. Walking is the best way to soak up the city’s sights and explore Manhattan’s eclectic neighborhoods, from the wealthy Upper West Side to the lively East Village.

Midtown East, where you’ll find the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, is an ideal stop for those new to the city. First-timers needn’t feel anxious about finding their way. The city’s grid system is simple to navigate and New Yorkers are quick to offer assistance should you lose your way.

New York caters to culture buffs, with galleries like the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway’s cozy theaters and the Upper West Side’s Lincoln Center. Those in search of proof that the city never sleeps won’t be disappointed, with countless shops, bars and clubs open until late hours of the night.

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Where to stay in New York

Wall Street - Financial District featuring a city, an administrative buidling and heritage architecture

Manhattan

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are a few top attractions in Manhattan. Hop around the city on the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) and check out the area's fascinating museums, important monuments, and soaring skyscrapers.

Manhattan
Midtown featuring a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers, and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
Upper East Side showing a city and a sunset

Upper East Side

Known for its fascinating museums and beautiful river views, there's plenty to explore in Upper East Side. You can visit top attractions like Madison Avenue and Bloomingdale's, and jump on the metro at 86 St. Station (Lexington Av.) or East 86th Street Station to see more of the city.

Upper East Side
Upper West Side

Upper West Side

Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Upper West Side. Check out top attractions like Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center, and jump on the metro at West 86th Street Station or 79 St. Station to see more of the city.

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

Chelsea

Chelsea is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 23 St. Station (8th Av.) or 23 St. Station (7th Av.).

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

SoHo

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in SoHo. Spend some time visiting top spots like Children's Museum of the Arts, and catch the metro at Prince St. Station or Spring St. Station to see more of the area.

SoHo

Top hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
The price is P3,998 per night

Located in Manhattan, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New York University, One World Trade Center and National September 11 Memorial. Federal Reserve ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,842 reviews)

"The location is perfect fire the hotel. I love the artsy style. Everyone that worked there was super friendly. I will be staying there again in the future. The room was small but it still felt comfortable."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
The price is P5,010 per night

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and Macy's. 33 St. Station (Park Av. S) is only ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,342 reviews)

"Quick and easy check-in, friendly staff and easy accessibility"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
The price is P5,263 per night

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters and 5th Avenue. Empire State Building and Grand ...

3.8/5Good! (1,864 reviews)

"Absolutely love love love this hotel! This is actually one of my faves !"…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Popular places to visit in New York

Broadway
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Broadway

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

Offering a welcome break from the lights and buzz of the Manhattan concrete jungle, this park is a much loved spot to rest weary feet, stroll and enjoy a picnic.

Times Square
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Times Square

This neon paradise is a must-see for visitors wanting to sample New York’s chaotic downtown scene at its best.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

An eclectic mix of business and entertainment, this was considered one of Manhattan’s remarkable engineering feats when it was finally completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

View the stunning Manhattan skyline for the top of this iconic superstructure and experience a truly bird’s eye view of the entire city.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

Probably one of the most famous Statues of modern times, this iconic symbol of freedom, democracy and hope is a national treasure loved by millions worldwide.

Top things to do in New York

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
P3,285
Per adult
New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

90% of travellers recommend
P6,874
Per adult
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

88% of travellers recommend
P2,311
Per adult
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

82% of travellers recommend
P6,520
Per adult
New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
P2,982
Per adult
Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

90% of travellers recommend
P2,982
Per adult

Reviews of New York

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 43.75%
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4 - Good 50%
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2 - Disappointing 6.25%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

6 Dec 2019

Great place!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

25 Nov 2019

Good public transport

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

9 Sep 2019

Operate at least snack and/ coffee shop

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

13 Aug 2019

The room is not well maintained and dirty

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

28 Mar 2019

Staff are pleasant and helpful at all times.

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