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New York
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New York

New York, New York – a city so nice, they had to name it twice!

The inspiration for countless great works of film, literature and music, the Big Apple can proudly count itself amongst the world’s truly great cities – no wonder some New Yorkers are only half joking when they refer to it as ‘the centre of the universe’.

Home to over 8m people from every background and nationality imaginable, the city itself is divided into five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx – each with their own distinctive vibe and cultural flavour. Simply put, New York is a 24-hour city of contrast that prides itself on genuine diversity and having something for everyone.

Perhaps the most famous landmark in the city is the Statue of Liberty that stands tall against the city’s harbour. A beacon of hope for immigrants arriving on American shores to escape famine and poverty in search of a new life, the Statue of Liberty symbolises the great dream of American freedom. As the song says, “If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere”, and the New York of today still attracts people in their thousands willing to roll the dice and chase their dreams in the big city. You need only feel the urgency of Grand Central Station or the neon buzz of nighttime Times Square to realise you’re somewhere very special indeed. Then of course there's the bright lights of Broadway where you can see world famous stage productions, such as the The Lion King. Many of New York's attractions are covered by the the New York Pass: a fantastic way of saving money without missing out.

Whilst the more traditional tourist attractions are sure to be must-sees for visitors, the diversity of New York means that it’s also easy to blend in with the crowd and experience the city like a New Yorker. For some this means a trip to Coney Island’s famous amusements, whilst others may prefer the trendy, bohemian feel of Brooklyn. You might even find yourself seeking out the African American music and culture in Harlem! Of course, no trip to New York is complete without a sobering trip to view The National 9/11 Memorial.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy the city, the iconic subway system makes everything easily accessible by simply purchasing a MetroCard and refilling as you go. If you’re new to the city, Midtown East is a great place to start. The location of world famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Building, Midtown East is a good place to get your bearings – and thanks to New York’s grid system, the whole city is extremely easy to navigate. Quite simply, the Big Apple has never been sweeter!

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Where to stay in New York

Stewart Hotel
Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
371 7th Ave, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £112 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macy's, Herald Square and Empire State Building. Times Square and Broadway are also within 15 minutes. ...
3.6/5Good! (2,598 reviews)
"The property has a nice waiting area inside the lobby and your access card must be used to access the elevator to your room. There is also a lobby attendant who knows the guests and greets you whenever you pass through"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Stewart Hotel
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is £121 per night from 5 Jul to 5 Jul
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 ...
3.6/5Good! (4,798 reviews)
"Close by time squar and a great place to stay"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
M Social Hotel Times Square New York
4 out of 5
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY
The price is £137 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from August Wilson Theater, Broadway Theatre and Ed Sullivan Theater. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (66 reviews)
"Place was nice My sons room was not cleaned because the maid came super early in the morning while he was still sleeping. He told her to come later and she never did. So he never got clean towels"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

M Social Hotel 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.
The Marmara Manhattan
The Marmara Manhattan
3.5 out of 5
301 E 94th St, New York, NY
Located in Upper East Side, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Central Park, Mount Sinai Hospital and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Solomon R. Guggenheim ...
4.2/5Very Good! (941 reviews)
Friendly staff
"Great location, clean and safe"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2020

The Marmara Manhattan
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
132 W 118th St, New York, NY
Located in Harlem, this family-friendly New York apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park, Columbia University and Apollo Theater. Mount ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
Excellent! Norbert is a wonderful host and a kind warm person! , he is tjouhful a very responsive.
"We had a great experience at the brownstone. Every convenience is there. Everything works great. The unit is spacious and has lots of character. We got to love the neighborhood and felt at home. we appreciated the use of the backyard when the weather was good. Norbert, the host, is wonderful and ..."

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
New York Williamsburg Empire state of mind w patio
New York Williamsburg Empire state of mind w patio
146 S. 4th street, Brooklyn, NY
Located in Williamsburg, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of New York University, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Washington Square Park. Barclays Center ...
New York Williamsburg Empire state of mind w patio
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.

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