New York is a city that never sleeps.

Big lights, loud everywhere, a real melting pot. New York is a megacity where people from all over the world live together. We show you highlights!

We answer the questions whether you need a New York Pass, which Metro ticket is the best and which hotel you can book for New York. Brooklyn Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Staten Island Ferry, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and beautiful observation decks in New York, Rockefeller Center (Top of the Rock) or Empire State Building? Check out all New York highlights in 5 minutes.

  • Travel period: 5 days
  • Best time to travel: April/May/June & September/October
  • Main dish: 25 €

Arrival

To get to New York, you can use two airports : JFK Airport has better connections to the city than Newark Airport. . Find out in advance how to get to the city. The public transportation network is not well-developed, however, there are shuttle services to the city. A ride with Uber is a good alternative.

Hotel

New York is an expensive destination. The best thing is not to book a hotel directly in Manhattan, but in the neighborhoods of Queens or Brooklyn. The hotels here are usually cheaper. We recommend Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott *. With the Metro it is only ten minutes to Manhattan.

Places of interest

New York is a very expensive city, so you should consider in advance which museums and viewpoints you want to visit: We recommend Top of the Rock  as an observation deck, as from here, you can see the Empire State Building and also the Central Park .

The Wall Street is one of the most famous streets in the world. Discover New York's banking district on your own. From Battery Park nearby you have one of the best views of the Manhattan skyline. The best time to come here is in the morning, when the sun is perfect!

The Christopher Street is considered the birthplace of the gay rights movement. It's where New York's LGBT community meets.

The Times Square is the place to be. Thousands of people come here at all hours of the day. Here you will find shops with the latest trends and bizarre characters on display. Tip: At Shake Shack you get tasty burgers at a fair price - be sure to try them!

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The Grand Central Terminal is the largest train station in the world. The entrance hall, which you probably know from many movies, is really unique.

Ground Zero is a place to pause. Right next to it is the 9/11-Museum. There you can see parts of the original Twin Towers; a really emotional experience. A few meters away is the new One World Trade Center. At over 540 meters, it is the tallest building in the city.

The Central Park is really huge. You can explore the park on foot. However, if you want to see more, we recommend you rent a bike. At Levain Bakery we had the best cookies we have ever eaten!

The High Line Park is one of the most extraordinary parks in New York. From here you have a beautiful city panorama and fantastic views of the Hudson River.

Attention, an insider tip is coming! From the Press Lounge in the west of Manhattan you have a great view of all of New York. The entrance is free, the cocktail prices are quite high. Especially at sunset it's still worth a visit, because there are very few tourists here!

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Transport in New York

The fastest way to get from A to B in New York is by subway.. Already from the second day it is good to take a weekly ticket. Important: In all Metro stations you have Wifi. You do not even have to register for the service.

Rental car

You certainly don't need a rental car for New York. But with a rental car you can easily explore the surroundings of New York individually. Book your car now under the following link:

The yellow cabs, the skyscrapers and streets that you know from movies. At every corner you know you're in New York.
David Siemetzki theTravellers Feedback
David
USA Travel Expert
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