New York Has Something for All Budgets
New York is grimy, loud and busy. But it's also the best city in the world. Sure, other cities have great museums, a diverse population and great culinary scenes. But no one has the gritty charm of the Big Apple, where the air smells of possibility — whether that's the possibility of making it big in the field of your dreams or having to break up a rat fight in the subway is all up to chance. And that's all part of the adventure.
Most tourists stick to Manhattan, the borough where you'll find gems like Broadway, Central Park and the MoMa. And while you'll definitely want to spend time here, make sure you also get out into the other boroughs to see the city beyond the tourist circle. Go get Trini food in Brooklyn's Crown Heights or visit Queen's impressively large Hindu Ganesh Temple.
Or just sit in a park and imagine exactly what you'd like to experience in the city. We guarantee if you look in the right place, you'll find it.
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Best Luxury Hotels in New York
Coming to the city with money to burn? Join the ranks of the rich and famous in these fabulously glamorous hotels.
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Best Mid-Tier Hotels in New York
Travelers who can pamper themselves but still want to leave money for fine dining will love these great value hotels.
Best mid-tier hotels in New York
Best Budget Hotels in New York
Visiting New York on a budget? Don't sweat it. While the city is anything but cheap, you can find amazing food at bodegas or food trucks. There are also affordable accommodations if you know where to look.
Best budget hotels in New York:
How to Get to New York
New York City is serviced by three main airports. Both John F. Kennedy International Airport and La Guardia International Airport are in Queens, though on opposite sides of the Borough.
Most people will agree that it's better to fly into JFK, which has better dining, is more organized, and is directly connected to the city's metro system. But La Guardia is finally listening to the public and recently underwent a facelift to become less of a pit.
If you are prioritizing saving money, flights to Newark Liberty International Airport are usually cheaper. Just keep in mind that this air hub is in New Jersey, so getting into the city will take more time.
Once you're in your accommodation, you'll easily get around on the New York City Subway. This cheap and convenient transportation, coupled with buses, makes it possible for people in the city to forego owning cars. Walking is also a great option to keep active while enjoying the city.
Of course, if you don't mind driving in terrible traffic, or want to do some day trips, you can always rent a car.
Book a flight to New York City
Rent a car in New York City