Greater New York City Vacations

New York City has something to offer just about anyone, whether your taste is the obscure and eclectic or classic, apple pie-and-baseball Americana. The five boroughs feature five distinct characters. A quick glance reveals the bustle and sophistication of Manhattan, fire-fighters and policemen living the family life in Staten Island, a tough urban ... Read more
character and baseball in the Bronx, Greek and Hispanic neighborhoods of Queens, and the cheeky hipsters, flourishing art scene, and brownstones in Brooklyn. Take the time to look a little deeper and the subtleties of each borough shine even brighter...whether you prefer a Russian feast in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach followed by a dip in the sea at Coney Island, or an authentic Chinese meal in Flushing, Queens, the tastes and sounds of the world are quite literally at your fingertips for the price of a round-trip subway fare.
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Greater New York City places to stay and top hotels

Greater New York City things to do and experiences

  • Central Park
    9.5876 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park
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  • Times Square
    8.7949 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Entertainment, Landmark
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  • Empire State Building
    9.0541 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
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  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
    9.1469 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Bridge, Landmark, Park, Popular
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New York is blessed with four unique seasons. Temperate travelers are advised to visit in the autumn or spring; winters here are freezing cold, and summer is extremely hot. If you're happy to bundle up, ... Read more
however, the Christmas season is well known for its magical lights and oversized tree at Rockefeller Center, while if you're happy to sweat it out, summer brings numerous outdoor concerts and often free performances. Autumn is crisp and cool, with events like Fashion Week bringing some glamour to the city, and the Spring is also a great time to visit, with sidewalk tables popping up at practically every restaurant, and outdoor sites to appreciate from the High Line park to cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Top Greater New York City restaurants

  • Eataly
    9.1200 reviews
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    Italian, Specialty Food Stores
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  • Katz's Delicatessen
    8.7190 reviews
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    American, Breakfast & Brunch, Deli & Sandwich
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  • Ippudo NY
    9.199 reviews
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    Ramen
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  • The Halal Guys
    9.287 reviews
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    Food Trucks, Halal
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Greater New York City reviews & trip reports

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It is definitely a destination to put on your bucket list. There's tons of places to visit and things to do. I'm already considering going back to do more things I missed.

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Sure you can do the run of the mill tourist stuff or you can get a great air bnb and really see the city and all the food and culture is has to offer! No shortage of accidental adventures and things to see.

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New York City is one of the most exciting cities in the world. However, it comes at a cost. You can find good affordable food around town but the most expensive things are going to be accommodations and shows. There are sometimes same-day discounts for shows on Broadway so I recommend heading to Times Square earlier in the day to find some.

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Houston, Texas, USA

New York City was my home for years, so I'll always love it! But it is not a great spot for budget travelers.

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Local from New York City

With something for everyone, enjoy being immersed in culture, food, and art from around the globe. Though busy and bustling, there are plenty of spots to quietly enjoy nature and some company. No other American city intrigues all your senses simultaneously as New York City does!

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Los Angeles

Never get tired of visiting, it's America's landmark! A symbol of what USA stands for.

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Local from Bronx

This city has the most fake and soulless people I have ever experienced. They have no manners or respect. Nor do they have any type of personality.

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Local from Brooklyn, New York State, USA

Never a dull moment in NYC
, views of different skyscrapers it's the city that never sleeps!!

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Tijuana

Unplanned two day adventure full of amazing views and food 4 years ago. I loved all the night photography I was able to capture. Can't wait to go back.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Must see the Empire State Building. Make sure to explore 5th ave for the shopping and shake shack!

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