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New York Hotels and Apartments
New York Overview
Holidays and Hotels in New York:
As one of the iconic cities of the world, New York is the perfect city break. From the Bronx to Brooklyn and Manhattan to Queens, New York has a lot to offer. While it can be an expensive city, there are many cost effective hotels and accommodations in New York and for the best deal for your cheap New York holiday, check our website for more.
About New York:
New York is a great place to holiday all year long! The city is located in the northeastern part of America, where about 8 million people call the ‘Big Apple’ home. It attracts about 50 million visitors each year and is known for its vibrant nightlife, party culture and fashion.
New York credits its exuberance to all the immigrants from around the globe that helped shape the economic and cultural aspect of the city since colonization. The city impressive with its sky liners and its convenient subway is extremely commuter-friendly and is one of the easier ways to explore New York.
Where to stay! Your New York Hotel:
You could skip midtown and stay in the outer junction where there are interesting shops, great eateries and a fabulous nightlife with super easy transit. If you are in Manhattan on your New York holiday and want to experience the local life, head to the East Village where you can find the best bars and restaurants – you could even join a cocktail tour.
If you are looking for a more New York neighbourhood experience, we recommend heading Queens, either in Long Islands or Astoria, which is about a 15-minutes’ subway ride from the Times Square. If you are on a short trip of 2-3 days, then Times Square has some of best accommodation in New York; here you can enjoy the Broadway theatres and find some of the best food in the city.
Top things to see in New York:
New York City has a lot of activities and attractions without letting you break the bank. If you are on a long holiday, we recommend getting a week metro card, which you can use to travel on the subway and gives you access to the Roosevelt Island Tramway.
You may want to start your tour with a visit to the Bryant Park, which is an open-air movie theatre during summer and an ice-skating rink in winter. To enjoy the best Manhattan art, take a walk to the 53rd street where they have the famous art gallery exhibiting the work of Picasso and other great painters.
Brooklyn Bridge has always been a popular spot and if you are travelling during summer, Rockaway beach is a great coastal getaway in New York.
Nightlife in New York:
If you prefer sipping your cocktail from the 66th floor in midtown or partying till 4am on a Monday - the city’s nightly entertainment is infamous. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated cocktail lounge, a friendly dive bar, or an exclusive dance club – New York has it all.
For a low-key evening, you can head to the Pilsener Haus & Biergarten and enjoy some Pilsner Urquell beer and rub elbows with the locals. If you are in Manhattan, then the East Village is an ideal place to enjoy the pub culture and nightlife.
What to eat on your New York Holiday!
New York has some of the best and certainly the most varied food in the United States. Among all the areas, Manhattan accounts for most of the American culinary traditions, including pizzas, hot dog, pretzel and bagels.
For fine dining options, head to the West Village where you can find restaurants serving delicious side dishes such as hummus drizzled with fruity balsamic vinegar and more. For quiet dinners, Soho has several flagship restaurants where you can enjoy tasty Mexican and Asian food in a chic setting before hitting the night of great music and lively atmosphere.
Shopping in New York:
New York is a shoppers’ destination with every turn bringing a new discovery. If you are on a summer holiday in New York, walk over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan on a Sunday and visit the famous Brooklyn Flea market, then hop on to a water taxi and go towards Williamsburg and visit the artists and flea market for vintage artifacts and handcrafts. The Fifth Avenue is the hub of designer shops and houses the top clothing and jewelry brands of the world.
For a more affordable shopping experience, the new Westfield mall has a lot to offer and at Chinatown, you can easily negotiate a great price for your knockoff handbags and T-shirts and is a great place to buy souvenirs to take home.
Fast Facts about New York:
- Nearest airport: John F Kennedy International Airport / La Guardia Airport
- Direct Flight time from Ireland (Dublin) to New York: 7hrs 33mins
- Language: English
- Currency: American Dollar