Your Essential Guide to Planning a Trip to New York

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New York City at a Glance


While there are dozens of reasons to fall in love with New York, it’s the city’s invigorating energy that’ll sweep you off your feet. Spread across five boroughs, New York City teems with ambition, creativity, and worldly inspiration. It’s one of the only places on earth that makes you feel like you’re on every continent, all at same time. The people, the food, the art – it’s a city that captivates and inspires.

One of the world’s most prominent epicenters for commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, the city attracts over 60 million visitors annually (2016). Gaze up at the grand architecture and historical landmarks, explore the colorful neighborhoods and let yourself be transported to another country at the swipe a metrocard, indulge in tantalizing cuisine, head into a bar and experience the thriving nightlife – it truly is a city that never sleeps, and nor should you!

This pocket guide to NYC will help you take in all the best sites and experience as much life and culture as possible.

Highlights


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NYC by Borough


The Bronx

Home of the New York Yankees, the birthplace of hip-hop and host to dozens of cultural marvels, the Bronx is often, mistakenly, overlooked. Head to City Island for a bite to eat at one of the gorgeous waterfront restaurants, roam around the ‘real Little Italy’, visit the famous Bronx Zoo and much more.

Manhattan

The heart and soul of NYC, Manhattan is a thriving epicenter for business, art, fashion and entertainment. Visit iconic sites such as the Empire State Building and Central Park. Catch a Broadway show at the city’s prolific theater district, and experience the energy of Time Square.

Queens

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queens is considered to be the most diverse place on the planet. Eat food from around the world, hang out at one of NYC’s best parks and explore incredibly unique art exhibits and museums.

Brooklyn

From flea markets to microbreweries, live music spots to trendy eateries, Brooklyn rivals Manhattan as the city’s hot spot. Bike ride across Brooklyn Bridge, relax at Prospect Park, or hop over to Coney Island – there’s plenty to do and see in this favorite NYC borough.

Staten Island

Hop aboard the Staten Island Ferry and take in up-close views of the Statue of Liberty before. Or opt for a more luxurious cruise and sip champagne while you take in the sweeping skyline and iconic sites from an incredible vantage point.


Top Attractions


1

Empire State Building​

Climb 1,050-ft into the sky and witness the beauty of Manhattan’s skyline and water bodies. Wake up early and watch the sun rise over lady liberty or time your visit for a stunning sunset over Times Square.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Empire State Building

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Central Park

Movies and TV Series have made valiant efforts to capture the essence of Central Park. And while they do share a taste of the iconic NYC spot with the rest of the world, there’s nothing quite like experiencing it for yourself. This 2-hour walking tour is an exploration of the park’s best spots and hidden nooks.

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Times Square

Manhattan’s mega entertainment center, Times Square thrives with energy and life. From musicians to street performers, neon flashing lights to Broadway marquees, a visit to this popular intersection will without doubt put you in that ‘empire state of mind’.

Planning a trip to NYC - Times Square

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One World Observatory

Enter the One World Trade Center, a.k.a. The Freedom Tower, and climb aboard the out-of-the-world Sky Pod elevators to ascend a whopping 1,254 feet in just 60 seconds! The views will make you feel like you’re floating above the city.

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Top of the Rock

Soar 70 floors into the sky and take in stunning 360-degree views. From the Top of the Rock, you’ll have the best vantage point of iconic NYC monuments including Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and more.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Top of the Rock

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9/11 Memorial & Museum

This iconic landmark, located on the original site of the twin towers pays homage to the victims of 9/11. Memorabilia, multimedia exhibits and artefacts adorn the museum, taking you deep into the history of the towers and the tragic events that led to their fall.

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Planning a trip to NYC - 9/11 Memorial Museum

7

Rockefeller Center

Home to the world famous Christmas Tree, ice skating rink, NBC Studios, The Associated Press, and much more, explore one of NYC’s most iconic buildings. Marvel at the magnificent Art Deco architecture and learn all about the history of family behind the landmark.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Rockefeller Center

8

Bronx Zoo

Home to over 4,000 animals, the Bronx zoo is spread across 265 acres of lush green terrain. Enjoy rides and attractions, explore the butterfly garden, spot the lions, feed the penguins and ride the WIld Asia Monorail to see elephants, antelopes and rhinos.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Bronx Zoo

Theater


Flashy billboards, high energy, neon green lights – no other theater district in the world compares to New York’s Broadway scene. From gripping classics like Phantom of the Opera to awe-inspiring productions such as The Lion King, witty satires like The Book of the Mormon to innovative Off-Broadway shows like Blue Man Group – witness the finest productions come to life. And don’t miss New York’s premiere opera house, the Metropolitan Opera. Classics, revivals, and newbies, enjoy productions from the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world.

1

Aladdin

Aladdin on Broadway brings the movie’s magic from the screen, to the stage. Capturing the journey of a man who finds magic, overcomes, evil and discovers true love, this heartwarming story lights up the theater with irresistible music and an explosion of color.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Aladdin

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The Lion King

Chronicling the journey of young Simba to the throne, The Lion King is a brilliant retelling of the 1994 Disney animated classic. Broadway’s third longest-running show, it’s also highest grossing production to date, having earned over $1 billion since its debut.

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Planning a trip to NYC - The Lion King

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Cats

Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot, Cats has been enchanting audiences since its debut back in 1981. Join this lively bunch of felines at the Jellicle Ball and find out which cat gets selected to move on from the junkyard to the Heaviside Layer.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Cats

4

The Book of Mormon

Following two young missionaries sent to Uganda to convert local citizens to the Mormon religion, The Book of Mormon offers full-fledged black-comedy satire. But don’t be fooled by the show’s seemingly witty tone; the musical’s overall message is actually a sweet one.

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Planning a trip to NYC - The Book of Mormon

5

Hamilton

Based on the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Hamilton revolutionized the way we think of Broadway. An instant hit, the musical geniously blends history and fact with hip-hop and rhythm.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Hamilton

6

Hello, Dolly!

Who doesn’t love Bette Midler? The singer-actress returns to the stage as the infamous, loveable matchmaker Dolly Levi. Packed with energy and heartwarming humor, Hello, Dolly! is one the season’s hottest shows.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Hello, Dolly!

7

Dear Evan Hansen

Tackling the challenging years of high school, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply moving, contemporary story about what it’s like to be an outsider and the impact a seemingly simple lie can have. Don’t miss Ben Platt’s groundbreaking performance.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Dear Evan Hansen

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The Phantom of the Opera

Join the elusive Phantom and Christine, a young soprano, as they engage in a torrid, unconventional romance. With iconic songs like “Music of the Night”, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score has gone down as one of theater’s greatest masterpieces.

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Planning a trip to NYC - The Phantom of the Opera

9

The Great Comet

Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”, The Great Comet is a stirring tale of love and longing during the time of war. Featuring a career-making performance from Denee Benton as Natasha, and exemplary work from Broadway regular Josh Groban, the musical rallied an astonishing 10 Tony Award nominations.

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Planning a trip to NYC - The Great Comet

10

1984

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of the classic George Orwell dystopian novel, “1984”, is one of this season’s most anticipated productions. Torture, despair, tyranny, and the struggle to find truth, watch the classic novel come to life on stage.

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Planning a trip to NYC - 1984

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Metropolitan Opera: Swan Lake

Performed by the American Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake continues to define what incredible classical ballet looks like. Breathtaking choreography coupled with magnificent set design work together to evoke the magnificent era of the Renaissance.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Metropolitan Opera Swan Lake

12

Metropolitan Opera: Onegin

Based on one of Pushkin’s greatest novels, Onegin captivates audiences with it’s sincere approach to classical opera. Set in St. Petersburg in the 1820s, this story of unrequited love, loyalty and heartbreak is sure to pull at the heart’s strings.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Metropolitan Opera Onegin

13

Blue Man Group

State-of-the-art technology, music and comedy brilliantly come together in this multisensory experience. The Blue Man Group has mesmerized audiences with its captivating performance in over 20 countries.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Blue Man Group

14

Avenue Q

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment. Join him as he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), and Lucy (the slut).

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Planning a trip to NYC - Avenue Q

Feeling hungry before the big show? Choose from these 30 Best Choice Award-Winning Restaurants in the Theater District. Or check out these in depth guides to Broadway’s biggest theaters.


Museums


1

Museum of Modern Art MoMA

Spanning six floors, MoMA’s collection numbers more than 150,000 works of art, along with a substantial film and photography collection. See world famous art, including Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Museums of Modern Art

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Metropolitan Museum of Art MET

Explore over 2 million works of art at NYC’s MET, the largest art museum in the country. With collections spanning over 5,000 years of history, the museum showcases incredible creativity from across the globe.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Metropolitan Museum of Art

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American Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1869, this museum is one of the largest and oldest in the world. See dinosaur bones, explore distant galaxies, check out the colossal Hayden Sphere at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and much more.

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Planning a trip to NYC - American Museum of Natural History

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Guggenheim Museum

A work of art itself, the spiraling Guggenheim building houses some of the world’s most renowned works of art. Impressionism, post-Impressionism, early modern art, and contemporary art – discover artists from the past and present.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Guggenheim Museum

5

Tenement Museum

Dive into this intimate exploration of NYC’s immigration history. Through personal accounts and stories from the working class of late 1800’s, the Tenement Museum celebrates the role immigrants have played in shaping America’s identity.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Tenement Museum

6

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Learn about the USS Intrepid and its brave missions from World War II, discover the role early space missions played in today’s achievements, and immerse yourself in the science and history of the Enterprise – the prototype NASA space shuttle that paved way for America’s successful space shuttle program.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Spread over 220,000 square-feet, browse over 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts by more than 3,000 brilliant artists. The permanent collection consists of works by American artists like Louise Bourgeois, Man Ray, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Whitney Museum of American Art

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not NYC

Explore over 500 bizarre and unique exhibits spread across 20 themed galleries. Make your way through a web of laser beams in Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace, brace yourself for a head-shrinking Amazonian makeover and walk through the sense-altering Black Hole tunnel.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Ripley's Believe It or Not NYC

Food & Drink Tours


1

Williamsburg Bites: Brooklyn Food Tour

Walk around the hip neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn on this eclectic food tour. The neighborhood, also known for its street art, has seen a recent rise in top notch eateries/restaurants. On this tour, you’ll taste some of the finest food this borough has to offer.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Williamsburg Bites

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Flatiron Food, History & Architecture

A lovely walk from the iconic Flatiron district to Union Square, coupled with tastings at New York’s most iconic food joints – it doesn’t get any better than this. The grub includes a tasting at Eataly, and a full portion of the classic New York cheese burger.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Flatiron Food, History, Architecture

3

Chelsea Market Food and Culture

The Chelsea Market is New York’s biggest & oldest indoor food market. Explore this 117-year old marvel and taste food from the best vendors. Wander through the trendy Meatpacking District and finish up New York’s only elevated recreation zone, The Highline Park.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Chelsea Market Food & Culture

4

Italian Food Tour

NYC’s diverse culture adds to its aura and charm. Italian heritage has long lived within the colorful neighborhoods on the city. Head to Little Italy and immerse yourself in the rich Italian cuisine and culture.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Italian Food Tour

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Tuthilltown Tour

A day long, glass-full event, celebrate whiskey at the Tuthilltown Distillery, one of the best in the Hudson region. Choose five spirits to taste and learn the history and practices of the distillery.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Tuthilltown Tour

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Brewed in Brooklyn Tour

Sip on some of the city’s best microbrews and learn all about what goes into producing good beer. Check out two 19th century brewery buildings, watch the bottling process and grub out on pizza and, of course, more beer.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Brewed in Brooklyn Tour

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Craft Beer Crawl

Stroll through Brooklyn’s best beer joints, taste over 10 types of beer, munch on local snacks and learn all about the brewing process. This exploration into one of America’s favorite beverages will leave you feeling like a true brew expert.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Craft Beer Crawl

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NYC Craft Cocktail Tour

Step into the provocative world of speakeasies and gangsters. This Prohibition-inspired pub crawl will transport you to the thrilling days of the 1920s one cocktail at a time.

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Planning a trip to NYC - NYC Craft Cocktail Tour

Walking Tours


1

Street Art Tour of NY

For over forty years, artists have been taking their creativity to the streets of NYC, transforming the city’s walls into galleries. Graffiti murals, Picasso sculptures, landscape art and the mysterious ‘Earth Room, awaken your inner poet, rebel and artist.

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2

Gangster Tour of New York

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Little Italy. Hear stories about the elusive mafia and visit landmarks that evoke the bloody feud between New York’s most notorious families.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Gangster Tour of NYC

3

‘Walk This Way’ Through Harlem

Explore Harlem’s roots in this celebrity-guided tour. Hip-hop, culture, the Graffiti Hall of Fame, jazz clubs and more – experience the best of this NYC neighborhood.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Walk this Way through Harlem

4

Drunk History of New York

Boozers and history buffs unite! Welcome shots and a visit to four Greenwich Village pubs, drink your way through New York’s history in this informative yet fun 2-hour tour.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Drunk History of New York

5

Midtown West Prohibition Tour

The history of New York’s speakeasies is thrilling and often obscured. Immerse yourself in this walking tour of the city’s Prohibition-era bars. Learn about the rich history of midtown Manhattan, especially about the prohibition, the women’s rights movement, alcohol in America, and, Irish and German immigration.

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New York TV and Movie Sites Tour

This exciting and interactive tour begins in the heart of New York City. Your guide will take you to some of the most famous movie and TV locations in Manhattan. Get ready to explore where the TV and Movie magic takes place!

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Planning a trip to NYC - New York TV and Movie Sites Tour

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Crime Tour: Stories from the Dark Side

Spend an evening on the beat with a retired NYPD officer, learning the shocking truth of New York’s organized crime rings and modern scandals. Together you’ll visit the Lower East Side, Wall Street, and Little Italy; breeding grounds for all types of outrageous NYC criminals.

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Planning a trip to NYC - Crime Tour

Shopping


1

Shop, Hop and Top

A global fashion capital, this shop, hop and top style tour takes you through the best shopping centres in the city, the popular sites and attractions and puts you on top of the iconic Empire State Building.

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2

Fifth Avenue Shopping

This section of Midtown is one of the most luxurious retail havens. Visit upscale department stores like Bergdorf Goodman, multinational retailers like Zara and H&M, as well as dozens of other popular non-clothes stores like the 24-hour Apple Store and Tiffany & Co.Midtown (between 49th and 60th streets)

3

SoHo Shopping

This SoHo street is home to a hip collection of trendy boutiques and independent designers. Less trafficked than Broadway, the six-block stretch still boasts some excellent shopping options.

Where
Crosby St (Runs from Bleecker at its northern end, to Howard at its southern end)

What
From bargain shops to upscale boutiques, SoHo has it all. On weekends, vendors along Prince Street and West Broadway sell a variety of unique jewelry, art books, paintings, and more.

Where
SoHo (Bordered by Canal Street to the south, Lafayette Street to the east, Sixth Avenue to the west and Houston Street to the north)

4

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

Explore over 100 vendors at this year-round weekend bazaar. Furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, art pieces and more – bring your haggling skills and see what treasures you can find.

When
Every Sat & Sun

Where
West 39th Street at 9th

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NoLita Market

Whether you’re looking for handmade jewelry, silkscreened tees, or baby clothes – NoLita Artisan Market has it all. You can also place custom orders with many of the vendors.

When
Every Fri, Sat & Sun, from 10am – 7pm March – Dec

Where
On Prince Street between Mott St. and Mulberry St. in Manhattan

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Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

This canopied bazaar specializes in fantastic African crafts, clothes, textiles, drums, sculptures and accessories. It’s an excellent spot to soak up some culture and get your hands on traditional treasures.

Where
Harlem, Manhattan

Entertainment


Getting to and from the airport

To JFK
You can board the Airtrain in the airport and travel to either the Howard Beach Station, where you can catch the A Train, or Sutphin Boulevard Station, where you can catch the E, J or Z Train. The Airtrain costs $5.00 and entrance to the subway system costs $2.75 totally $7.75.

To Newark
AirTrain Newark provides easy connections to and from NJ TRANSIT, PATH and Amtrak (EWR). You can purchase a ticket to ride on AirTrain from NJ Transit or Amtrak at their train stations, ticket offices or ticketing machines and the AirTrain Newark fee will be included – one ticket does it all. AirTrain is free for on-airport travel and makes frequent stops around the airport including airline terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttle areas and rental car facilities. It’s a 45 to 90 minute trip to Midtown Manhattan, requiring a transfer from the AirTrain line to the NJ Transit line or Amtrak (be sure to keep your ticket for the transfer). AirTrain also offers free service for travel within the airport complex, including hotels and parking. Look for signs marked “Monorail/AirTrain Link” (do not follow signs for Ground Transportation).

To LaGuardia
Two express busesTwo express buses serve LaGuardia; the M60 and Q70. The M60 runs to Harlem and connects to all the major subway lines in Manhattan. The Q70 goes nonstop to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue, a major subway hub in Queens with five lines.

Tips from a local

Avoid the subway at rush hours in the morning and evening. It might be cheaper than a cab, but the crowded trains and terminals could prevent you from getting off at the right stop. Alternatively, just walk! The city is at its most beautiful in twilight, anyway.

Ride the Staten Island Ferry – not for the commute, but for a fabulous (and free!) way to take in the downtown Manhattan skyline.

Navigate the city like a local


Yellow Taxi Cab

NYC cabs calculate the fare based on distance and time via meter. In addition, tips and tolls should be figured into the price. Taxis charge $0.50 per ⅕ of a mile (or per 60 seconds in non-moving and slow traffic.) Between 4PM and 8PM, $1.00 is added to your fare on weekdays (except holidays). From 8PM to 6PM, $0.50 will be added, 7 days a week.

Subway

A ride on the NYC subway costs $2.75 with a MetroCard, whereas a Single Ride ticket will cost you $3.00. You can buy Unlimited MetroCards for either 7 or 30 days, which save you money if you are staying for at least a week. (This card excludes Express, PATH and AirTrain.)

Bus

When you get on the bus make sure you have the correct change: $2.75, with MetroCard, or $3.00 for a Single Ride ticket (this ticket is only sold at vending machines). If you pay with MetroCard, insert the card into the farebox and it will automatically deduct the fare. If you’ve paid with coins on buses with intersecting routes, you can ask the driver for a transfer card and transfer free between the routes. MetroCard also enables free transfer between local buses and the subway. The time valid for the transfer is two hours from when you paid your fare. You can find the bus schedule and map here.

Express Bus

NYC operates approximately 61 express bus routes. The express bus fare is $6.50. You can pay with Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard, 7-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard or exact change in coins, but no pennies or bills.

Getting to and from the airport

To JFK
You can board the Airtrain in the airport and travel to either the Howard Beach Station, where you can catch the A Train, or Sutphin Boulevard Station, where you can catch the E, J or Z Train. The Airtrain costs $5.00 and entrance to the subway system costs $2.75 totally $7.75.

To Newark
AirTrain Newark provides easy connections to and from NJ TRANSIT, PATH and Amtrak (EWR). You can purchase a ticket to ride on AirTrain from NJ Transit or Amtrak at their train stations, ticket offices or ticketing machines and the AirTrain Newark fee will be included – one ticket does it all. AirTrain is free for on-airport travel and makes frequent stops around the airport including airline terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttle areas and rental car facilities. It’s a 45 to 90 minute trip to Midtown Manhattan, requiring a transfer from the AirTrain line to the NJ Transit line or Amtrak (be sure to keep your ticket for the transfer). AirTrain also offers free service for travel within the airport complex, including hotels and parking. Look for signs marked “Monorail/AirTrain Link” (do not follow signs for Ground Transportation).

To LaGuardia
Two express buses serve LaGuardia; the M60 and Q70. The M60 runs to Harlem and connects to all the major subway lines in Manhattan. The Q70 goes nonstop to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue, a major subway hub in Queens with five lines.

Tips from a local

Avoid the subway at rush hours in the morning and evening. It might be cheaper than a cab, but the crowded trains and terminals could prevent you from getting off at the right stop. Alternatively, just walk! The city is at its most beautiful in twilight, anyway.

Ride the Staten Island Ferry – not for the commute, but for a fabulous (and free!) way to take in the downtown Manhattan skyline.

What to Pack + Weather


Summer (June – August)

During summer, the temperature ranges from 20°C to 29°C (68°F to 84°F). The average summer day will reach a high of 24°C to 27°C (75°F to 80°F). There is little to no rainfall during this time. Light, warm-weather clothing, such as shorts and dresses, are perfect for day time. A light jacket and jeans can be worn at night.

Autumn (September – November)
In autumn, day temperatures are perfect for walking about the city, with an average range of 15°C to 21°C (60°F to 70°F). Nights are a bit cooler, so pack a light jacket or sweater. Dresses, shorts, and T-shirts are great for the daytime, while jeans and trousers are a good choice for evenings and nights.

Winter (December – February)
The temperature drops quite low in the winter, ranging between -5°C to 3°C (23°F to 37.4°F) and you can expect snow. Be sure to pack a heavy jacket and appropriate shoes, as the streets get very slippery. Scarves and warm socks are also advised.

Spring (March – May)
Spring weather is cool and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F). Jeans or trousers with a T-shirt are suitable for the daytime, but a sweater is recommended for the evening and night.

Tips from a local

No matter the season, bring light, comfortable shoes. You’ll mainly be exploring the city by foot and the last thing you want are sore feet!

Money


ATMS
ATM’s are readily available throughout the city.

Credit Cards
Most major businesses and institutions accept all credit cards.

Food & Drink
You can find cuisine from just about every culture in New York. Visit one of 60 Michelin-starred restaurants or grab a bite from one of the city’s phenomenal food trucks – there are over 4,000 carts to choose from! One important thing to note: When eating out in the NYC (and anywhere else in the US), tipping is customary. A standard tip should be between 15% -20% depending upon how satisfied you are with your service. At bars, tipping your bartender a dollar or two per drink is standard.

Tips from a local

Try and plan your evening meals, late lunch/early dinner, around Happy Hour! You’ll get the biggest bang for your buck on both food and drinks. Most restaurants, lounges and bars offer Happy Hour from around 3pm to 7pm.

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