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Exploring New York

The busiest city in the United States of America is a major centre for entertainment, food, finance, fashion, media and art and boasts one of the world’s famous city skylines. Home to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square and many other noted icons of the New World, New York dazzles visitors by day and night.

Manhattan is the focal point and is where the majority of tourists stay. This is where you’ll find most quality hotels, typically between Park and 7th avenues, incorporating Fifth Avenue and positioned near Central Park. The New York Hilton Midtown is a good option, near to the park and sights like the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building and Museum of Modern Art.

Lower Manhattan is indeed a special place to visit, with Broadway and Little Italy both fun and the financial centre farther south, though there is better choice midtown.

Sights nearby

Quality hotels in New York are within reach of city sights as there are so many of them and many attractions. They include renowned sights from the Rockefeller Center and Museum of Art, to the fabulous park and walk along the Hudson River.

Greenwich Village
The district of Greenwich Village and West Village is one of the best parts to head for entertainment, with its trendy vibe and excellent bars, eateries and shops. It has a somewhat bohemian look, with its rows of restored townhouses and leafy streets, and will also appeal to tourists in search of coffee houses, beauty salons and suchlike. Christopher Street is the de facto gay part, at the end of which is the Hudson River Greenway for walking and relaxing.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Situated not far from the reservoir in the centre of Central Park is ‘The Met,' with its 2,000,000 works of art. Hailing from 1870—when it started with just a few dozen European paintings—it is today a leviathan of an art repository, with works spanning millennia and covering lots of ground, from Impressionist to Renaissance, Asian and a huge collection of Egyptian art. Included are many pieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer.

Rockefeller Center
This is one of the many icons of New York, which is best appreciated in winter and especially at Christmastime when the tree is up. The monumental Rockefeller Center hails from the 1930s and comes with the stunning Channel Gardens and sunken plaza with its ice-skating rink and summer restaurant. Popular nearby attractions include the art deco General Electric building, Christie's Auction House and nearby Saks on Fifth Avenue.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

New York is one of the best places to shop and eat. All cuisines can be enjoyed and the ubiquitous New York hotdog is a Big Apple institution and is tastier than it looks. There are some high end dining options, too, and hotels like the Park Central New York and Double Tree by Hilton Chelsea also have good restaurants. Shopping ranges from mega malls and world famous department stores on Fifth Avenue to colourful boutiques at Soho and Greenwich Village. Bleecker Street in the latter is also good for nightlife.

Public transport

The New York subway makes light of distances and runs out to most boroughs, though Brooklyn Bridge is best done on foot if you get the time. It’s best to pick up a MetroCard for using the subway and the extensive bus system; the latter can also be paid for with coins. Transport is cheap in New York unless you plan on going everywhere by Yellow cab. Even the Staten Island ferry is free.

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