Wondering where to stay on your big trip to New York City
? Why not Manhattan? This borough is where you’ll find NY’s most famous sights, including Central Park, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. It also has incredible museums, bars, and restaurants. The smallest borough in NYC, Manhattan is also the most densely populated, and it’s definitely the centre of the action. Check out our full list of Manhattan hotels and join the 50 million plus people who flock to New York each year.
Italian explorer Giovanni de Verrazzano was the first European to visit New York City, but the area wasn’t mapped until after Englishman Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage. The Statue of Liberty was a present from the French in 1886 that became a symbol of the American dream as it greeted immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954.
Things to see and do
Admire the view from the top of the Statue of Liberty
and the Empire State Building
. Explore one of NYC’s most famous landmarks: Central Park
. Walk around on the Great Lawn, 55 acres of green grass that fronts Turtle Pond, and check out the Central Park Zoo, the Alice in Wonderland fountain and the Carousel.
If you just can’t get enough landmarks, walk or cycle over the Brooklyn Bridge. Don’t forget Times Square
, an intersection in Broadway’s theatre district with huge billboards lit up in neon at night. Sometimes called ‘The Crossroads of the World’, this place is packed with attractions, like Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not and Times Scare – a year-round haunted house.
Broadway is the world’s most famous theatre destinations, and there’s never any shortage of plays and musicals for all ages in one of the district’s 40 theatres. Manhattan is also the home of the massive Madison Square Garden arena, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.
Shopping and dining
Manhattan has a dazzling amount of shopping at every kind of price range. Drop into the Manhattan Mall, the Rockefeller Centre, the designer boutiques and the hip bookstores.
Restaurants are everywhere you look, from pizza parlours and all-American diners to gourmet burger joints, and places where top chefs thrill your tastebuds with their A-game cuisine.
Book your cheap flight to New York
and your Manhattan accommodation with us. It’s perfect if you’re in a New York state of mind. But first, you take Manhattan!
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