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 things to do and experiences

  • Central Park
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  • Times Square
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  • Empire State Building
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  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
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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
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  • Katz's Delicatessen
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  • The Halal Guys
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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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The big Apple! The most electrifying city in the world! Always always on the go! Not a place for a faint hearted!

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Brno, Czech Republic

I cannot say I fall in love with great New York. This city is definitely huge with a lot of options, but people looks bored, unfriendly and tired and it's so dirty that I had the chance to see several cockroaches and even rat. Sorry NY maybe next time...

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Miravet, Spain

What to say about one of the world's most iconic cities, other than it offers something for virtually everyone. From museums and galleries to shopping and places to eat, NYC remains eclectic and vibrant whatever the season - though those hot summers are best avoided unless you're a real glutton for punishment.

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