Greater New York City Holidays

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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Things to see and do in Greater New York City

  • Central Park
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    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Sports, Zoo or Aquarium, Park
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  • Times Square
    8.7963 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighbourhood
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  • Empire State Building
    9.0549 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
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  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
    9.1484 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Bridge, 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
    Popular withFoodiesHipsters
  • Katz's Delicatessen
    8.7195 reviews
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    American, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwich
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  • Ippudo NY
    9.1100 reviews
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    Ramen
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  • The Halal Guys
    9.188 reviews
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    Food Trucks, Halal
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Greater New York City reviews

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I would highly recommend staying on rock away beach in an Airbnb. Very affordable and staying on the beach gives you the relaxation of the beach and then subway into the city for all the sights. Best of both worlds!

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If you like musicals, plays, comedy, food, art, history. You’ll love it here.

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I loved it! Going to Brooklyn and walking through its bridge to Manhattan was the best experience!

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I’d recommend to learn to use the subway versus taxi or Uber because it can be extremely pricy. Download the citymapper app! Super helpful. Watch YouTube videos on New York and be careful of thieves!

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By far my favorite destination. Diversity, shopping, food, friends. All in one.

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I had a really great time there! Went there for a 16 hour layover to go to Indonesia, and I saw most of Manhattan! It was really fun and I would love to go back

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New York’s amazing at night, going up the Empire State Building and seeing the city at night is a must.

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Sprawling city that moves a little too fast for me but plenty to do if you’ve got cash on the hip. Glad I’ve been and seen it but USA has much nicer places. 911 memorial and Central Park are a must, Yankee stadium not bad either.

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Breathtaking views, amazing food, beautiful architecture, awe inspiring history, 9/11 memorial

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Overwhelming but so amazingly beautiful, limitless things to do and explore but so expensive. Very artsy and creative with tons of museums and parks and things to see.

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