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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.

New York Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in New York

Wall Street - Financial District featuring a city, an administrative buidling and street scenes

Manhattan

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,983 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!(437 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 featuring a sunset and a city

Upper East Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(16 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

Upper West Side

4.5/5Wonderful!(90 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 a garden, a city and street scenes

Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(111 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!(11 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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM331 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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,469 reviews)

"Very aesthetically pleasing, very closing to multiple parking options. Perfect location and very easy for a late reservation, one-night stay."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
The price is RM331 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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,083 reviews)

"I like the view, the sky view is everything you need."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
The price is RM499 per night

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! (937 reviews)

"Front desk was very cordial. The room was big and clean. The only drawback was that they put me on the 1st floor, I stay there often so it was disappointing not to have a view of the city."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Popular places to visit in New York

Times Square
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Times Square

4/5(1,706 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(1,405 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(1,388 reviews)

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(1,228 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(1,323 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(1,225 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 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

RM278
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

RM580
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

RM550
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

RM195
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise
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New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise

RM178
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Admission with 3-Course Dining at Yellow Magnolia Cafe
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Admission with 3-Course Dining at Yellow Magnolia Cafe

RM306
Per adult

Reviews of New York

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2294
5 - Excellent 69.03400541679206%
4 - Good
877
4 - Good 26.39181462533855%
3 - Okay
119
3 - Okay 3.5811014143845923%
2 - Disappointing
29
2 - Disappointing 0.8727053866987662%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 0.12037315678603672%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jun 2020

Busy and vibrant. People are friendly and easy to talk to

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Apr 2020

Loved NYC itself, loads to see & do. Would just pick a different hotel next time.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

27 Mar 2020

Would never go back, did not enjoy new york one bit, too noisy and busy,

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

We went just as the State of Emergency was declared. It was very strange. Only a few people on the streets and lots of interruption to the main attractions

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

I love NY. Best city in the world and never lets me down. Favourite place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Staten Island ferry at night gives great views and it’s free