Areas to Explore

Battery Park City

Located at the southwestern tip of Manhattan, this area offers a variety of fine restaurants, shops and hotels, plus parks, such as Rockefeller Park, and bike paths along the Hudson River. Once considered a business district, the neighborhood is now populated by families and young residents.

Best New York Tours

Choose from a wide range of tours by foot, subway or chauffeured luxury vehicle with these tours, which include Brooklyn, Downtown, Midtown and Uptown Manhattan. Four hour minimum for all tours. Schedules/prices vary.

Best Tours

This international company provides a number of entertaining tours around the city, including the Superhero Tour (visit the streets where the Avengers fought for humanity, the skyscrapers that Spider-Man scaled and more), the Secrets of New York Tour (a hidden pre-prohibition bar in Grand Central, hidden subway stations), a Celebrity Tour and a Chocolate Tour. Times/schedules/prices vary.

Brooklyn Bridge

A hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge and one of the oldest of its kind, the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River and at night is enhanced with the twinkling lights from teh New York skyline, has a romance to it that New Yorkers and visitors alike enjoy. During the day, you can take a stroll across the bridge, with pedestrian pathways always crowded on the weekends with people walking, running and bike riding to and from both Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Central Park South

Several of the city’s most exclusive restaurants line the southernmost edge of Central Park between Fifth Ave. and Columbus Circle on the western corner.

Chelsea

Countless restaurants, the Joyce Theater and Chelsea Piers make their homes in this popular, gay-friendly neighborhood, while more than 250 art galleries, which showcase a variety of media, can be found from W. 14th to W. 29th sts., mainly between 10th & 12th aves.

Chinatown

Home to 88,000 people, this ever-expanding area south of Canal St., north of Worth St. and east of Broadway is the nation’s largest Chinatown, filled with Eastern-inspired stores.

East Village

Located between E. 14th and E. Houston sts., and the East River and Broadway, the East Village was once known as the land of punk, but now it offers eclectic shops, lounges and restaurants.

Financial District

Attractions in the southernmost tip of Manhattan Island—New York’s financial, historical and patriotic hub—include Wall Street, the South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge.

Flatiron District

The Flatiron Building, famed for its triangular shape, eateries and nightspots are highlights in this area north of 14th St. and south of 23rd St., between Park and Sixth aves.

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