The Must-See's of NYC: Where to Eat, Stay & Explore

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  • USA

  • New York City

  • New York

  • City Travel

  • Domestic Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Sightseeing

  • Foodie

  • Museums

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Curator’s statement

From the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building to world-class museums, shopping and dining, New York City is an iconic destination that has something for everyone. The city is a melting pot of cultures and has a diverse population that brings people together from all over the world. When it comes to food, you can find everything from traditional pizza and bagels to high-end sushi and farm-to-table fare. It's a must-visit for any traveler looking for an exciting and diverse experience.

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Where to stay in New York City

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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, Upper East Side

A New York City classic hotel with elegant rooms, delightful service and the swanky Bemelman's Bar.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotels brings its eco-minded ethos to this waterfront perch in Brooklyn Heights with killer views of the Bridge, East River and Manhattan skyline.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

The William Vale

Ultra-modern, five-star property in one of Brooklyn's most vibrant neighborhoods featuring unparalleled views of the NYC skyline.

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  • Breakfast daily.

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Things to do in New York City

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Chelsea Market is a popular food hall and shopping destination located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It features a variety of vendors selling fresh food, artisanal goods and unique gifts, and it also features several restaurants and cafes.

Grand Central Station is a landmark transportation hub in New York City that becomes a perfect spot to visit late at night. It's the perfect time to admire the beautiful architecture and take in a magical moment almost all to yourself in the city.

The High Line is a public park built on an elevated, retired railroad track in New York City. It offers visitors a unique perspective of the city with its landscaped gardens and walkways, as well as various art installations and views of the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan.

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is a world-renowned art museum located in the Upper East Side. It features a diverse collection of modern and contemporary art, and it is known for its cutting-edge exhibitions and influential collection of paintings, sculptures and other media.

Williamsburg is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, known for its trendy shops, restaurants and bars and a vibrant arts and music scene. It's a popular spot for visitors and locals alike, especially for its street art, vintage shops and nightlife.

Greenwich Village is a historic neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, known for its charming streets,and historic architecture. It's a popular spot for visitors and locals alike, especially for its nightlife, as well as its proximity to Washington Square Park.

he Bethesda Fountain is a famous landmark located in Central Park. It is a beautiful fountain with an angel statue on top that is surrounded by terraces and gardens and is a popular spot for visitors to take a break and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

The Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City. It offers stunning views of the city skyline and the East River, and it's a popular spot for walking, cycling and photography.

Taking a helicopter ride over New York City is an exhilarating experience that offers stunning aerial views of the city's famous landmarks and skyline. It's a unique way to see the city and allows you to see it from a different perspective, including an overview of the skyscrapers, harbor and Central Park.

Day Trips from NYC

Great day trips from NYC include Long Beach, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Coney Island and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Susanna Norris's Local's Guide to Food, Shopping & More in Soho & Nolita.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to New York City, part of our larger series on travel to New York.