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New York overview

Visitors to New York speak favorably about this metropolitan city's entertainment, theater, and museums. You'll enjoy the skyscrapers, architecture, and monuments while in town. Travelers seeking the perfect souvenir may want to head to Macy's and Barney's while in New York. While here, you may want to make time for other popular sights such as Times Square and Broadway.

Where to stay in New York

A welcoming city for all, New York has a variety of hotels to choose from. There are 790 hotels in New York and you can shop as many as 8781 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%. We have room prices starting at 35 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in New York as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 103 5-star hotels from 239 USD per night
  • • 458 4-star hotels from 132 USD per night
  • • 491 3-star hotels from 104 USD per night
  • • 150 2-star hotels from 60 USD per night

How to get to New York

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the heart of New York. Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • New York W 32nd St. Station (0.6 mi/0.9 km from the city center)
  • • New York Grand Central Terminal Station (0.6 mi/0.9 km from the city center)
  • • New York Penn Station (0.6 mi/0.9 km from the city center)
Metro stations include:
  • • Times Sq. - 42 St. Station (0.1 mi/0.2 km from the city center)
  • • 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station (0.2 mi/0.2 km from the city center)
  • • 49th St. Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km from the city center)

What to see around New York

Here are some local attractions:
  • • NBC Studios
  • • Sony Wonder Technology Lab
  • • Central Park Zoo
  • • Chelsea Piers
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Broadway
  • • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • • Radio City Music Hall
  • • Ed Sullivan Theater
  • • Museum of Modern Art
Memorable landmarks include:
  • • Times Square
  • • Rockefeller Center
  • • Empire State Building
  • • Grand Central Terminal
  • • Chrysler Building
The area is recognized for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • Battery Park
  • • Bryant Park
  • • Herald Square
  • • Channel Gardens
  • • Greeley Square
Top places to visit include:
  • • Macy's
  • • Barney's
  • • Bloomingdale's
  • • Brooklyn Bridge
  • • New York Stock Exchange

When to visit New York

When planning your trip, you might be wondering when is the best time to visit. Here's a list of seasonal norms to help you arrange your travel schedule:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 55°F day, 26°F night
  • • April-June: 83°F day, 40°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 55°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 28°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.26 inches
  • • April-June: 13.07 inches
  • • July-September: 13.35 inches
  • • October-December: 12.44 inches

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