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New York City
Conquering New York in one visit is impossible. Instead, hit the must-sees – the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art – and then explore off the beaten path with visits to The Cloisters or one of the city’s libraries. Indulge in the bohemian shops of the West Village or the fine dining of the Upper West Side. The bustling marketplace inside of Grand Central Station gives you a literal taste of the best the city has to offer.

All things to do » Things to do

Central Park
Central Park
Owner description: For more than 150 years, visitors have flocked to Central Park's 843 green acres in the heart of Manhattan. Since 1980, the Park has been managed by the Central Park Conservancy... more Owner description: For more than 150 years, visitors have flocked to Central Park's 843 green acres in the heart of Manhattan. Since 1980, the Park has been managed by the Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with the public. Central Park is open 6 am to 1 am daily. Visit the official website of Central Park to learn more about Park happenings and activities and to learn how you to help Central Park! less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Parks; Scenic Walking Areas
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The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11... more Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. The 9/11 Memorial is open daily from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and is free to the public. The 9/11 Memorial Museum displays monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and the aftermath. It also explores the global impact of 9/11 and its continuing significance. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open Sun - Thu, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., last entry at 6:00 p.m. and Fri and Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., last entry at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required. Open Daily. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Monuments & Statues; Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner description: At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight... more Owner description: At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Art Museums
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing... more Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. less
Attraction type: Observation Decks & Towers; Lookouts
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Manhattan Skyline
Manhattan Skyline
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Levain Bakery
Levain Bakery
Ranked #1 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Price: $1 - $4
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Levain Bakery
Levain Bakery
Ranked #2 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Price:
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Daniel
Daniel
Ranked #3 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gabriel Kreuther
Gabriel Kreuther
Ranked #4 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Per Se
Per Se
Ranked #5 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, American
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
4.0 of 5
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
$147 - $446
Ranked #52 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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The Marcel at Gramercy
4.0 of 5
The Marcel at Gramercy
$156 - $418
Ranked #161 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District
3.0 of 5
Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District
$151 - $457
Ranked #179 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel 50 Bowery NYC
4.5 of 5
Hotel 50 Bowery NYC
$218 - $459
Ranked #1 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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414 Hotel
3.0 of 5
414 Hotel
$242 - $437
Ranked #2 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
4.0 of 5
Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
$270 - $488
Ranked #3 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
4.0 of 5
Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
$315 - $546
Ranked #4 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Crosby Street Hotel
5.0 of 5
Crosby Street Hotel
$626 - $3,149
Ranked #5 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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The Towers at Lotte New York Palace
5.0 of 5
The Towers at Lotte New York Palace
$423 - $1,170
Ranked #6 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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