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New York City, USA

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

NEW YORK CITY, the “City that Never Sleeps”, “The Big Apple”, many say that this is the Best City in the World!

The amount of Interesting, Beautiful, Fascinating, Unique, and Exciting things to See in NYC cannot be understated!

From the Historic and Grand Architecture, the big Parks, Squares, Monuments, Skyscrapers, and Grid-Layout Roads, to the Unique New Yorker Locals, this is the perfect trip for anyone who loves the Hustle and Bustle of a Big City, and wants to experience all the Culture, History, and Excitement that New York has to Offer!

This Tripfindr Trip is only a Taste of the things you can see here, so when you go, stay open to the Spontaneous Wanderlust that will guarantee you a memorable Trip to this Spectacular Destination! Everyone needs to go to New York at least once in their Lifetime!

Suggested Activities

This is the first taste of New York that Immigrants used to see, and you can still look in awe at this Huge Statue and Historic Island!

Either book a ferry and viewing of the Statue + Island…

Or use the Secret Trick and take the FREE Staten Island Ferry, which will go directly past the Statue of Liberty, giving you a Jaw-Dropping view of the New York City Skyline and the Statue! 

And then either explore Staten Island or take the (Again) FREE Ferry straight back to Manhattan.

Created after the Tragic 9/11 Attacks, this memorial is a must-see, as it is Truly Moving, and an integral part of New York City History.

Inscribed on the Memorial are the names of the 2,983 victims, and each day, the staff place a White Rose at the names of those whose birthday it would be.

Also very memorable is the Experience of going to the Top of the new One World Trade Centre (known as “Freedom Tower” by the Locals), where you will have a 360 Degree view of the City from its Tallest Building! 

Also, the Elevator Journey to the Top includes a fascinating Time-Lapse Video of the history of the City, starting when the City was just Farmland.

Created in 1858, this Famous Historic Park is a favorite recreation spot for Tourists and Locals alike.

Explore the vast park, and experience the many people who spend time here!

Offering Stunning Views of the Manhattan skyline, experience the city’s History and Architecture on this iconic Bridge.

Also, the Brooklyn Bridge Park is a great spot to watch the Sunset with the NYC Skyline Silhouetted and lit up in the Orange Light!

This Bustling Square FULL of Tourists is famous for its huge Billboards, Theaters, and varied Street Performers (often performing acrobatics OVER the Tourists!).

Our Tip: Visit here after the Sun has set to experience the Billboards at their most be-dazzling.

Also, every visitor to New York City HAS to See the Iconic Empire State Building!

With a wide variety of productions, from Musicals and Plays to Comedy Shows, these world-famous Shows are a special experience for All!

This is the most important Transportation Hub in NYC. connecting Subway, Rail, and Bus lines; and is very impressive to walk around in.

The High Line is an abandoned railroad Track turned into a public park, it offers a unique and interesting way to see the city from a different Perspective!

Google Maps Location (click here).

Top Tips

The CityPASS will get you discounted Admission to Multiple Attractions.

New York City has a Bike-Sharing Program: CitiBikes,
and these are affordable and can be found EVERYWHERE.

We recommend using these as you will see more of the City when getting around on the bikes compared to riding the Subway!

If you are Traveling from the East (for example from Europe), make the Most of your Jetlag and Get Up Early (5AM) and explore the City while it is still quiet, and head to a cool spot, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, to watch the Sunrise!

This is the perfect way to start your Trip and will give you a totally Unique experience of the City, watching it change from Night to Day!

You will Thank yourself for doing this!

These Iconic New York foods are both affordable and tasty (if not the most healthy).

But very worth trying!

Make it Unique

Explore the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and see the works of Local and International Street Artists!

At the Standard Hotel, you can go to a rooftop sunset concert!

That’s unique!

Google Maps Location (click here).

Popular with Adventure Seekers, this is a truly special story and way to see the city, and the best way to see the iconic Skyline!

The West Side Highway offers a great view of the sunset with the Hudson River right in front of you!

New York has always been a Diverse City, and a Food Tour of 2 Immigrant Neighborhoods is the perfect way to Experience the Culture and History of the City!

How to get There?

Flying: You can Fly into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark International Airport (EWR), or La Guardia Airport (LGA) Continental Flights.

Other: There are Train options, Bus, or Driving, if you are coming from within the Country.

How to get Around?

Once in the City, the best ways to get around are:

  • By Foot
  • The Subway system is extensive and efficient
  • Taxis and Ubers
  • CitiBike rental

How to get There?

Flying: You can Fly into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark International Airport (EWR), or La Guardia Airport (LGA) Continental Flights.

Other: There are Train options, Bus, or Driving, if you are coming from within the Country.

How to get Around?

Once in the City, the best ways to get around are:

  • By Foot
  • The Subway system is extensive and efficient
  • Taxis and Ubers
  • CitiBike rental

Safety Concerns

Safety concerns for tourists in New York City are low.

As with any tourist destination, be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Be careful in crowded areas and at night, as well as in chaotic situations like the busy streets or subway.

Where to Stay?

If you want to experience the Hustle and Bustle and be in walking distance of the main Attractions, we recommend to stay in Manhattan. If you want somewhere with more space, Brooklyn may be a great option too!

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels, either with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is a great resource to find and book beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. The most highly recommended budget hostel is the HI New York City Hostel, located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking to relax.