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New York City Travel Guide

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Best of New York City

3 days in New York City
3 days in New York City

Spend three days in NYC and see the top places.

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Family-friendly New York City

New York City for young kids
New York City for young kids

If you are traveling to New York City with young kids you will want to go here.

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New York City on a budget

New York City on a budget
New York City on a budget

Traveling on a budget? Check out these free or low-cost attractions.

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Insiders' New York City

New York's Incredible Italian Food
New York's Incredible Italian Food

New York has always had great Italian restaurants, but a recent renaissance in Italian food means the city now has better options than ever. Find the best Italian restaurants in New York, from a decadent seafood palace famous for a bone marrow and octopus fusilli to a legendary Brooklyn pizza joint, and everything in between.

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New York City off the beaten path
New York City off the beaten path

Once you've seen all the top places, head to these spots, not on most tourists' radar.

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Getaways from New York City

Daytrips from New York City
Daytrips from New York City

If you have extra time in New York City, take a day trip out of the city. These trips can be taken without a car.

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Historic House Trust Festival, Manhatten Borough
Historic House Trust Festival, Manhatten Borough

From modest farmers’ cottages to grand mansions, New York City’s historic houses chronicle 350 years of our history, culture, architecture—and food!

At this year’s festival, we’ll be celebrating our...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
New York City Romantic Getaway
New York City Romantic Getaway

From stays at the restored Plaza Hotel—where you can browse for art books at Assouline, try on vintage-inspired baubles at Kenneth Jay Lane, or cozy up at the spruced-up Oak Bar, overlooking Central...

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New York City Walk: Downtown
New York City Walk: Downtown

No one can agree precisely when it started, let alone where it starts. South of Houston Street? 14th? 23rd? Does it include the farther-flung galleries of Chelsea? The Financial District? The one...

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Downtown Manhattan Museums & Parks
Downtown Manhattan Museums & Parks

Downtown Manhattan is the center of the financial world, but it also has a mix of museums, shopping and wide open spaces. Luxury high-rise buildings have brought many more residents to the area, with...

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Greenwich Village: NYC Walking Tour
Greenwich Village: NYC Walking Tour

Once the epicenter of bohemian artistry, Greenwich Village is much-coveted Manhattan real estate—and home to the city’s buzziest restaurants and nightlife spots. The neighborhood retains a sense of...

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East Village: NYC Walking Tour
East Village: NYC Walking Tour

Once an enclave of immigrants, then the refuge of bohemians fleeing West Village rents, NYC’s East Village is now firmly established as an eating/drinking/shopping playground. While you’ll still find...

HHT's Historic Manhattan Bike Ride
HHT's Historic Manhattan Bike Ride

Manhattan's history comes alive in this bike tour of several of Manhattan's historic sites! Start at the top of Manhattan and travel down the island, experiencing important and interesting sites...

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Outdoor Bar Hopping in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Outdoor Bar Hopping in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Outdoor bars are a treat in New York City, where people sit outside at the first whiff of warm weather. Since outdoor space is at a premium, bars with gardens or patios get crowded early and stay that...

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Touring Manhattan with Kids
Touring Manhattan with Kids

If you are taking your children to New York City for the day, you might want to pack in as much as possible. You can see everything in this guide if your family has a high energy level or you can...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Andrew McCarthy's 42nd Street
Andrew McCarthy's 42nd Street

From the U.N. to the Hudson, 42nd Street is both New York’s central artery and its pulsating heart. T+L strolls from river to river and discovers a microcosm of the city—and the world.

From November...

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Exploring Harlem
Exploring Harlem

Harlem, NYC's first suburb, is so hilly that stairs connect some of the streets. See what the area looked like before it was developed by heading to Morningside Park, the Frederick Olmsted and Calvert...

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Midtown Manhattan Dining Tour
Midtown Manhattan Dining Tour

There is no question that New Yorkers—and visitors to the city—like to eat. Fortunately for all something is cooking along Gotham’s new restaurant row.

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Cupcake Crawl
Cupcake Crawl

The NYC cupcake craze means that almost every bakery in the city has cupcakes. But you want the best. If you are in the city with a group of friends, or a couple of kids, you can make a day of going...

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Chinatown and Little Italy
Chinatown and Little Italy

Chinatown and Little Italy are so intertwined that it can be hard to properly define the borders. You can eat dim sum, then walk across the street for a cannoli, or you can get a red bean ice cream...

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Harlem: New York City Walk
Harlem: New York City Walk

Tour the favorite spots of Top Chef Masters winner, Marcus Sammuelsson, whose restaurant, Red Roster, opened in the neighborhood in October 2010.

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Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour
Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour

Wall Street is at the heart of the New York City financial district in the north of old New Amsterdam; it is named for a wooden wall that was built to keep out the British.

In the 18th and early...

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SoHo: NYC Walking Tour
SoHo: NYC Walking Tour

Once called Hell’s Hundred Acres, the seedy expanse between Houston and Canal Streets, the SoHo of today is a far different place. Starting in the 1960’s, that wasteland began its legendary...

SoHo's Galleries, Boutiques and Good Eats
SoHo's Galleries, Boutiques and Good Eats

SoHo (south of Houston--pronounced How-ston) is an artists' enclave turned luxury neighborhood. The main drag, Broadway, can feel like an outdoor mall, but if you poke into small side streets, you can...

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Exploring High Line Park with Kids
Exploring High Line Park with Kids

The family friendly elevated park, the High Line, opened in 2009. Running from the meatpacking district to 20th Street, the park doubled in length in 2011 and extended to 30th Street.

Though not a...

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Chelsea Museums and Shopping
Chelsea Museums and Shopping

Nowhere is the clash of old and new more apparent than in Chelsea, where graceful brownstones, public housing projects and luxury condos exist side by side.

Chelsea is also where New York recycles,...

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Coffee Lovers' Tour
Coffee Lovers' Tour

Not so long ago, NYC coffee was watery and weak, dispensed in "we are happy to serve you" paper cups. Then Starbucks introduced coffee shops with better coffee and comfy seating.

But a dedicated type...

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City, Cycles & Style – West Village NYC
City, Cycles & Style – West Village NYC

Tour the West Village and Hudson River Park on your bicycle – or by foot – and enjoy the treasures New York City has to offer.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Area: NYC Walking Tour
Metropolitan Museum of Art Area: NYC Walking Tour

The Met Museum gets more than five million annual visitors, making it the most popular of the prestigious art institutions that line Fifth Avenue, a.k.a. Museum Mile. An earlier nickname,...

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Rooftop Bar Hopping
Rooftop Bar Hopping

There may be not better way to enjoy a summer evening in New York than ascending to a rooftop bar and looking out at the city while enjoying a drink.

Many of the city's rooftop bars are atop hotels...

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The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

This should be the first stop on your list if you are visiting New York City for the first time. There are more things to do in New York City than many residents are even able to do in years, but the...

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Columbus Circle: New York City Walk
Columbus Circle: New York City Walk

Occupying a trapezoidal island diagonally across from Central Park, the 12-story, white-marble building by Edward Durrell Stone stood for close to half a century at 2 Columbus Circle, near the...

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Gramercy and Madison Square Parks: NYC Walking Tour
Gramercy and Madison Square Parks: NYC Walking Tour

Wedged between Midtown’s grandeur and the grittier East Village is a nexus of elegant and historic neighborhoods—Flatiron, Gramercy, “NoMad”—that are once again in the spotlight. It’s here, east of...

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Perfect Day

Girls just wanna have fun in NYC (nywhiz, May 31, 2009)
4.0 of 5 stars 22 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Perfect Budget Weekend in New York City (misterjosh, Jun 7, 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 103 Votes
Weekend in Nyc with kids and teens (Oscar A, Jan 6, 2013)
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New York City (bdedeaux, Oct 30, 2012)
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Best Of

My Manhattan Restaurants (Gnargnar, Mar 14, 2009)
5.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes
"Must dos" for New York City (MTI-n-NYC, Oct 14, 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 17 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 13 Votes

Recent Trip

4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
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Nine days in New York City on a budget (Cshell316, Mar 3, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 56 Votes