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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!(333 area reviews)

Manhattan
Midtown showing a city

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(75 area reviews)

Midtown
Upper East Side

Upper East Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Upper East Side
Upper West Side, New York, New York, United States of America

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(32 area reviews)

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

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(27 area reviews)

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

SoHo

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

SoHo

Top hotels in New York

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Garden, Macy's and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within ...

2.6/5 (31,138 reviews)

"Location Location Location! Great location. Great security and nice room for the price!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY

Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times Square and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Broadway and Central Park are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (16,171 reviews)

"Love the space ship theme rooms was smaller then I thought but it was unique."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

YOTEL New York
Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
AU$160
per night
3 May - 4 May

Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from The Majestic Theater, Music Box Theatre and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Broadway are also within 5 ...

3.6/5Good! (15,033 reviews)

"I loved the Ambience . The staff were exceptional and polite"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Row NYC

Popular activities in New York

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top activities in New York

Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ticket

88% of travellers recommend
AU$64
Per adult
Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

90% of travellers recommend
AU$103
Per adult
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Access

96% of travellers recommend
AU$93
Per adult
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
AU$114
Per adult
9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line

84% of travellers recommend
AU$43
Per adult
Virtual Reality Experience in Midtown Manhattan
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Virtual Reality Experience in Midtown Manhattan

AU$84
Per adult

Reviews of New York

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
371
5 - Excellent 59.26517571884984%
4 - Good
193
4 - Good 30.830670926517573%
3 - Okay
50
3 - Okay 7.987220447284345%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 1.7571884984025559%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.1597444089456869%

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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