New York City

41°
39° - January
40° - February
48° - March
61° - April
71° - May
81° - June
85° - July
83° - August
77° - September
67° - October
54° - November
41° - December
Dec avg
$247
Avg Hotel
$319
Est. Airfare

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Even the pickiest of tourists can find something fabulous to do in New York City. It's the kind of city you can visit on practically any budget. For those trying to be frugal, there are countless free, entertaining and world famous places to explore. Simply visiting the gigantic and engaging toy stores can keep kids captivated enough that they may even forget to ask you to buy them everything in sight. And the shopping in Chinatown is unlike anything you'll encounter anywhere else. For those willing to spend a bit more, New York is the capital for upscale shopping, with stores like Sacs, Tiffany and Co and Bergdorf Goodman. Additionally, art connoisseurs can see Broadway shows, operas, musical performances and art museums housing world famous art. Taxis, the subway, and buses make travel within the city a breeze. It's the kind of place that will keep you entertained for as long as you're there, and a city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
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There's a reason why...

09/30/13
... there are so many songs about the city that never (seriously, never) sleeps. I was told so many things before I ever visited... the commentaries were so high I never really believed it and I went... well, just to see it. I went back the next month.
New York. New York.

It is very expensive but it is indeed a must see. Especially the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Do some active/outdoorsy activities!! There are plenty to do! Go to a Broadway show (TKTS is best to buy, btw)... visit the Empire State, take the free taxi to Staten Island and enjoy Lady Liberty on the way, hang out with locals, cross the Brooklyn Bridge (walking), shop at Century 21, spend a day in Central Park, and walk, walk and walk a whole lot. Day and night: WALK the city.
Ruth Damaris

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09/30/13
This city is just amazing. If you are looking for a good night life and like walking long distances this is your place.
You can find convenient store in every corner, fancy restaurants and hot dogs carts as well. This city is full of energy and you may be able to notice this on the people as well.
You also have to be careful, otherwise, taxi drivers or street sellers may want to take all your money.
Overall is a great experience and if this is your first time going to a big city this is definitively the pace to go.
Rodrigo

Concrete Jungle

09/30/13
Love this city, I could visit New York over and over again!
Andre

I heart NYC

09/30/13
NYC is everything you've ever imagined. If you grew up seeing New York, NY on TV and movies, you must visit the Big Apple!
The majority of my time in the city was spent in Manhatten. If you're going to stay here, be prepared to spend a lot of money for a tiny hotel room. It's ok though, you won't be spending much time in your room. You're in NY! Plus, everything is expensive here, so get used to it.
The best way to see the city is as the locals do. Take the Subway, walk, hail a cab. Forget the double decker bus tours, you'll see way more on your own exploring the city by foot and the best mass transit system in America.
One week is not enough to see everything, so be ready to be busy. The city is fast paced... But don't let it rush you through your visit. Take time to really take in New York... In a blink you might miss something!
Eat pizza. See Lady Liberty. Visit the 9/11 site. Hail a cab and hold on for dear life. Hope to run into a celebrity. New York is so American! Enjoy your time and don't forget to LOOK UP! The beauty of the New York skyline as seen from the streets is intoxicating!
Jillene

the BIG Apple

09/23/13
Crammed with people, sights, sounds and smells, the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming if you're looking for a peaceful getaway. I seriously recommend finding nature in your city experience. Aside from the enormous (and sometimes overly daunting) Central Park, search out community gardens such as the Green Thumb community gardens. The botanical gardens offer educational programs as well as formal and non traditional gardenscapes to cool and calm you after facing the hectic throngs on the streets. The City University of New York (CUNY) also offers an Exploring the Nature of NYC program highlighhting suburaban interaction with terrestrial, marine, air, and urban wildlife.

So after a night on the town, consider an afternoon or morning on the greenery that intermingles between man and nature!
Keefer

A nice experience

09/23/13
Although it was raining practically the whole time I stayed there, I am happy I saw this nice city. Central Park is definitely one of the most beautiful parks out there. I was amazed that in this concrete jungle CP was such a big park. If you are interested in shopping and dining, then, of course, you will have plenty of that here. So many things you have seen in movies, heard about.. Too many to name (Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, Coney Island, Wall Street,...). However if you're not a fan of a city filled with tourists, better come here outside the obvious holiday season. As said, it was raining, I was there in June, just before the great holiday season and taking a picture with the famous bull (close to Wall Street) was practically impossible. Other than that; it's an amazing city!
Steven

Amazing!!!

09/22/13
Sex in the city! Believe me, it was!!! I was immediately attracted to this city. It was love and passion at first sight!
Being at the top of the empire state building was like heaven: being in the middle of the stars...
Or having a pick nick in central parc where Michael Jackson junior was doing his sketch...
Or being eye into eye with the statue of liberty... it makes you really feel little!
Evi

For the one on the go

09/21/13
New York is a city that reflects what it means to "make it in America". A cultural revolution, the city has something to offer to anyone. You can feel the sense of business happening, fun being had, and wonder to reach for. As Frank Sinatra sang, "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere".

Many American have historical value in New York as our ancestors traveled through Ellis Island, a popular tourist destination, to come to America in search of a better life. Since then, business have flourished alongside the appreciation for the riches of life such as museums, performance art, and strolls through the city. The museums are plentiful and often offer days of free or low cost admission to view the rich history of art. If you are not one to enter buildings, a walking tour of NYC will take you through Times Square, Central Park, and many neighborhoods that host rich historical significance. Near is the Appalachian Trail that runs through New York that offers the camping experience you may seek after a run in the city.

The streets have become exceptionally safe throughout the city. The public transportation is so simple after a day in New York you will be riding the Metro like a pro. You can travel fairly inexpensive through New York with options like hostels and the YMCA if you wish or stay with the rich and famous in landmark locations throughout the city. The restaurant experience can be fairly pricey though the markets are cheap. If you are ambitious enough, you can rent a bike in the city and weave through traffic like a courier pro.

New York's night life is more the the late night bars, restaurants, events, and city squares rather then the clubs. There will always be someone on the streets at any time of day gazing at the towering skylines, some of the most impressive in the world. You can see shows, go out to eat, get delivery, and have a drink at nearly any hour in New York. For more of the local culture raw street life you may have to exit the city and go to Brooklyn, or near by, with it's raw artistic expression of those that live or die for artistic truth. Either way, you will find something to do at any hour.

Among popular attractions are various museums, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, the Meatpacking District, and more. Search local forums and ask around for the best places to go, locally recommended. The people of New York are very kind, some of the best drivers, and most focused. They mean business when business is due. They are some of the most die-hard fans of their own city as they know they hold the pulse for many world events.

This is truly an American must-see.
olivia

Three of My Favorite Things to do in New York City

09/21/13
New York has so much to offer. It is an incredibly dynamic and exciting city. With so much to do, I thought I narrow my list to 3 things I always do when I visit the city:

1) Get lost in EATALY: Located at 200 5th Avenue, this 50,000 square foot food emporium is a culinarians heaven. It was opened by Mario Batali (restauranteur/author), Lidia Bastianich (restauranteur/author) and Joe Bastianich (Lidia's son - restauranteur and MasterChef judge). I can literally spend days in this place just wandering around and eating.
2) Spend a day in ABC Carpet & Home: Six floors of furniture and accessories for your home. It may be pricey, but it's a great place to window shop and get ideas for the home.
3) Explore and Run in Central Park: I absolutely love Central Park. It's a wonderful place to run, picnic and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

And here are some of my favorite places to eat:

1) Osteria Morini at 218 Lafayette Street - This is one of Chef Michael White's restaurants. Another of his restaurants is Marea (seafood) at 240 Central Park South.
2) Aureole at 135 W 42nd St - Charlie Palmer's flagship restaurant. I have been going to Aureole since it was in a brownstone in the Upper Eastside. - this is a great restaurant in the Theater district.
3) apizz at 217 Eldridge St. - small and quaint, one room, one oven (a wood burning oven). On a cold day, it's nice to sit near the kitchen as the oven is really hot.
4) Lavagna Trattoria Italiana at 545 East 5th Street (East Village) - great simple, Tuscan Italian food using simple ingredients.
5) The Original Shake Shack - yes the shakes are to die for! In Madison Square Park.
6) Eleven Madison Park at 11 Madison Avnue - expensive, but an experience. It's also nice to dine at the bar - less expensive, great food.
7) Blue Hill at 75 Washington Place - local ingredients, artisinal techniques. This is the sister restaurant to the restaurant at the Stones Barn Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York.
Steve

I Want To Be A Part Of It, New York, New York!

09/21/13
Fast paced, and high energy, there is always something to do in New York City! Traveling there on a budge? Scope out some off Broadway productions, or even shows put on by NYU. If you're willing to wait, you can see a taping of a late night talk show for free! As touristy as it sounds, it may be worth it to go to the top of the Empire State Building. Just be sure to do it at night so you can experience the bright lights of the city. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny for food.. drinks... well, okay, everything while you're there. NYC is completely worth it!
Heather

New York City Sightseeing Tours

See the beautiful sights of New York from a guided, comfortable, air-conditioned tour bus
Cost: From $25 per person
Contact: www.newyorksightseeing.com
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Times Square

See the sights, shop and dine in the center of Manhattan!
Cost: FREE

Statue of Liberty

See The Historic Landmark, The Statue of Liberty, Up Close and Personal.
Cost: From $13 Per Person
Contact: Www.statuecruises.com
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Bronx Zoo

With over 4,000 animals, the Bronx Zoo is the largest zoo in a United States metropolitan location.

Port of Departure

Large cruise lines use this as a "Port of Departure" or beginning of itineraries.

Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

John F. Kennedy International Airport [JFK]
La Guardia Airport [LGA]
Newark International Airport [EWR]