From the designer flagship stores of Manhattan including Louis Vuitton, DKNY and Prada, to the flea markets and thrift stores of Brooklyn, New York is a shopper’s paradise. If you saved on a cheap New York hotel, this is the city to indulge in some retail therapy. Two of our favourite places are the world famous Bloomingdale’s department store in hip Soho, and the long-running Century 21 opposite the World Trade Centre site.
Where to start when it comes to New York exhibitions? The Big Apple is home to some of the most well-known museums and galleries in the world. We recommend if you’re staying in a hotel near Central Park that you check out The Metropolitan Museum of Art (known as The Met), with its walls covering 17 acres of land and containing over 2 million individual objects. If you’re after something a little more downscale, then MoMA PS1 in New York’s Long Island City is for you. Affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art, this exhibition space is less about the classics and more about experimental art, showcasing up to 50 exhibitions a year.
There’s a reason why New York is dubbed ‘The City That Never Sleeps’, you can choose from regular boozers to private cocktail bars, transported by the 24-hour subway lines. Many New York hotels have their own lounge bars but if you’re after a view of the NYC skyline, head to The Brass Monkey, set on the banks of the Hudson River. Then when it’s time to dance, move on to The Mean Fiddler, two floors of DJs, dancing and drinking.
New York City has some of the most iconic sights and attractions on the planet. From standing on top of the Empire State Building, to walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, strolling through Central Park on a hot summer day, or ice-skating in front of the Rockefeller building in winter, you’re never short of things to do when in the Big Apple. Make the most of your trip by planning your excursions beforehand. With New York CityPASS, you'll gain access to six of the city's most popular attractions. If that isn't enough, soar through the skies above the city on a Big Apple Helicopter Tour.
New York is a foodie’s delight. With over eight million residents coming from every country in the world, it caters for every appetite. For fine dining head to The NoMad on Broadway, or if you want something more native, grab a slice from one of the hundred pizza-pie joints like Di Fara in Brooklyn. Your New York hotel’s concierge will be able to recommend some local hotspots.
Picking the best place to stay in New York can be tough with all the selection. To give you some help here are some of our top New York hotels offering amazing accommodation in a top location.