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New YorkUnited States of America

Affectionately referred to as the centre of the universe, New York City boasts a cosmic array of life, prospects and opportunity.

Delve into the neon night of Times Square or experience the bustle of Grand Central Terminal at the beating heart of this truly immortal city. Freewheel at Coney Island amusement park or visit the earthy artistic neighbourhoods in Brooklyn and the surrounding harbour area. The infamous Statue of Liberty still stands proud along this frivolous harbour side as a beacon of prosperity for the millions of immigrants who have come and gone over the centuries. Further along is a sobering reminder of New York’s serious side at the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Ground Zero. New York City is as much the epicentre of culture and creativity as it is the pinnacle of hope, freedom and ambition for millions of dreamers who come to take a bite from The Big Apple.

With its five boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx — eight million people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds call New City home. In the cultural hubs of Chinatown and Little Italy, you will find a slice of authentic cuisine, ranging from the Far East to the southern shores of Europe. New York is a city with its arms wide open — a city where all areas of diversity are actively celebrated, from African American music in Harlem to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel in Brooklyn.

The vast and intricate subway network that makes New York famous ensures that visitors need not worry about getting around, both above and below ground. Purchase your Metrocard and refill as and when necessary or simply take a stroll through the diverse neighbourhoods on foot to soak up the east coast sunshine during the day.

Due to the simple grid system, visitors can easily find their way to major attractions such as the Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library in Midtown East. The welcoming nature of local New Yorkers ensures that assistance is always at hand should you lose your way.

New York is a city of many talents, boasting a rich cultural and social scene. For the culture buffs the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Opera are a must see. Whether you have come to peruse the many galleries or experience the unique New York nightlife in the many bars and clubs, you won’t be disappointed in the city that never sleeps.

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Where to stay in New York

Wall Street - Financial District featuring street scenes, a city and heritage architecture

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(334 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, important monuments and soaring skyscrapers, there's plenty to explore in Manhattan. Top attractions like American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are major draws. Catch the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station or 72 St. Station (Central Park West) to see more of the city.

Manhattan
Midtown showing a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(75 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

Upper East Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Known for its interesting museums and stunning river views, there's plenty to explore in Upper East Side. Top attractions like Madison Avenue and Bloomingdale's are major draws, and you can catch 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, New York, New York, United States of America

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(32 area reviews)

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 street scenes, a city and a garden

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(27 area reviews)

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

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

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

SoHo

Top hotels in New York

Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is AU$149 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,560 reviews)

"very welcoming! very clean! the staff are very polite!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$150 per night from 21 Oct. to 22 Oct.

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,151 reviews)

"Convenient location , friendly staff! Just was not a fan of the bathroom shower in the room as the curtain was barely on a hook and kept falling off causing water to accumulate on the bathroom floor. Besides that, everything was fine"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is AU$183 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and United Nations Headquarters. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,020 reviews)

"The decor always been a favorite for me and also the staff hospitality."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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 AU$133 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

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. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (400 reviews)

"Great place very clean and comfortable Happy I stayed a week"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 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 AU$151 per night from 21 Oct. to 22 Oct.

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! (1,617 reviews)

"clean with the minimum needed stuff for the kitchen and bathroom The laundry facility is open to guest for free as a complementary."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 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 AU$231 per night from 21 Oct. to 22 Oct.

Located in Midtown, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Macy's and Empire State Building. Madison Square Garden and Flatiron Building ...

2.7/5 (382 reviews)
The diamond in the rough was far more diamond!

"I quickly acclimated to this SRO/dorm situation. The shared bathroom was recently renovated, always clean, and perfectly safe. The door staff was consistent about security and very engaging. The showers were always available with less than minimal contact with other guests. The neighborhood is midtown. ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 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

Times Square
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Times Square

4/5(324 reviews)

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

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(266 reviews)

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.

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(275 reviews)

Crowded, loud, hectic and yet somehow unmissable, New York’s Times Square is one feature of Midtown Manhattan you’ll either love or loathe.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(213 reviews)

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.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(232 reviews)

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

4.5/5(204 reviews)

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

Top activities in New York

The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

AU$180
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket

AU$59
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

AU$90
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

AU$82
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Catacombs by Candlelight
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Catacombs by Candlelight

AU$53
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
45 Minutes Central Park Tour
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45 Minutes Central Park Tour

AU$236
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

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