Whether you are coming to New York for a night, a weekend or a week, we’re here to help you create the perfect experience.
If it’s your first time in the city, you’ll want to cover a lot of ground, and the best (and most affordable) way to accomplish this is by booking a bus tour (see our full list here). With passes like the All Loops Tour from Gray Line, you can choose your own path and go Uptown, Downtown and to Brooklyn with one pass, plus see the city lit up at night. Since Manhattan is an island after all, there are many ways to see the sites from the water as well (see a full list of sightseeing cruises here). New York Water Taxi’s yellow catamarans travel the Hudson and East rivers, so you will see everything from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty. The company’s Hop On/Hop Off pass gives you easy access to spots all around the island (check out our picks for the 5 essential Water Taxi stops, and what to do when you disembark).
Now that you have the lay of the land, it’s time to start seeing the attractions from the inside as well. Save money with a combo pass that gets you into many top sites for one price (see our full list here). The New York Pass includes entry into more than 80 attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, plus tours like the NBC Studio Tour and a Circle Line Cruise. Visit three attractions a day with the weeklong pass and you can save up to $556.
It’s hard to fathom a trip to New York that doesn’t include a Broadway show. We have you covered there, too, with discounts on tickets to top shows like Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots and Jersey Boys. Bringing the kids? Here are our picks for Broadway musicals for kids of all ages, as well as a full selection of family shows like The Lion King and Matilda.
Of course, you will need a place to stay and we can help you there too. Search more than 350 hotels on our site to find just the right room, whether you want to stay in Times Square, downtown in the Financial District or across the river in Brooklyn. Or let us help you choose with our curated lists of hidden gems, from the surprisingly affordable (yes, it is possible to book a hotel in NYC for less than $200 per night) to our top picks for a girlfriend getaway. Alternatively, look for properties that are conveniently located near attractions such as Broadway and Central Park.