New York

New York, one of the most seductive cities in the world, offers an intoxicating mix of concert halls, creative restaurants, and lively nightlife. Although that is only the beginning of a world of possibilities that encompasses avant-garde haute couture, backlit Broadway stages, and jazz clubs opening at dawn. All dreams come true in the Big Apple.

Best time to visit New York

Spring and summer are excellent for outdoor activities thanks to the pleasant weather. However autumn and winter are ideal for nostalgic travelers and lovers of shopping because in these seasons the colour change of the leaves, the snow, and the discounts of the shops at Christmas and New Year, make anyone fall in love.

Image of people gathering for the celebration of a New Year in New York
New Year Celebration in New York

Book Hotels in New York on time

Start by researching on the Internet the area in which you would like to stay. Manhattan is one of the favorites for travelers since the attractions of the city are very close and you can often reach them by walking alone. Once you have found the ideal area for you, compare rates for hotels. If you find a good price and it is possible to book, do it!

Image of the Plaza Hotel in New York on a sunny day.
Plaza Hotel in New York

How to get discounts at restaurants in New York

Attending a theater show on Broadway does not have to cost you hundreds of dollars. Each year, the art scene of the Big Apple celebrates the NYC Off-Broadway Week, a week (in January and September) where some theaters in New York offer 2 × 1 tickets, a discount of up to 50%. Also twice a year (January-February and July-August) the NYC Restaurant Week takes place in which a large number of restaurants (approximately 350) offers discounts on three-course menus. The perfect match to have fun on Broadway and go out to dinner!

People walking around on Broadway in New York.
Broadway Avenue in New York

Tourist passes for Big Apple

The Big Apple, as the NY city is often called, has four official tourist passes. This kind of coupon book gives you access to different museums and attractions in New York with which you can escape the huge lines to buy tickets and save up to 50% in total. All you have to do is present it directly at the entrance of the place you want to visit. They include tourist attractions such as the Empire State Observatory, the Met, the American Museum of Natural History, the 9/11 Memorial and the cruises to the famous Statue of Liberty. Some even include tourist guide in your language and they are perfect if you are looking for the most iconic sites in the city.

Image of the Empire State building in New York.
Empire State Building in New York

Best things to do in New York

It’s not always necessary to spend money to have a good time in the Big Apple. Enjoy a walk through Central Park and follow the path of its sculptures until you reach the John Lennon memorial in an area called Strawberry Fields. On some occasions, the outdoor cinema is also carried out, a totally free cinema function. You can also tour the famous 5th Avenue, their windows are always amazing.

Perfect day in Central Park in New York.
Central Park in New York

The High Line is an elevated public park built on an old railway line on the streets of western Manhattan. There you can see the creations of local artists, listen to music or enjoy a free tour.
Finally, you can check the Free in NYC guide, where you will find the best free activities in New York. It includes events, museums, tours, attractions, among others.

Best New York attractions

Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty with Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Manhattan bridge, Brooklyn bridge, One World Trade Center, Manhattan, Central park, Broadway, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, Prospect park, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Times Square, New York Botanical Garden, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

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