New York City Tourism

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Sunny Sahni

Sunny Sahni5.0/5

22 reviews

What a fantastic city

What can I say about nice, it simply rocks . . The city never sleeps, times square was awesome, so lively even at 3 am. Empire state building is iconic, the cruise on the river gives an overall beautiful view of the city. Loved the food and the parties are awesome on the weekends. A bit crowded but that' because everyone wants to see it.

Hip foodie

Hip foodie

1 review

New York reminded me of our very own Mumbai! The ever energetic city with beautiful eateries and sig

The experience was amazing! The energy of the city just keeps you going and wanting to do more! Definite recommendations are visits to Statue of Liberty (Book in advance if you want to get a biew from the crown level); Empire State Building; Times Square; Walking down Wall Street; Walking down Brooklyn Bridge; Gorging on delicious food (BlackTap for crazy freakshakes, Max Brenner for amazing waffles are a must !! ); Walking around Centra Park and a visit to the American Museum of Natural History.
Depends which time of the year you visit, I would definitely recommend Christmas time because the city just is all the more lively and such positibe vibes !! Best to carry warm clothes during that time and yes, do plan to stay around for three to four days if you want to explore all the mentioned places!

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New York City Overview

The largest and most populous city in the United States, New York is situated on the mouth of the Hudson River. Spanning a land area of 305 square miles, the city lies in the southernmost part of the state, which is part of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

The centre of the New York metropolitan area, the city exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, technology, education and entertainment. Consisting of five boroughs, which are five separate counties, it is the most densely populated major city in the United States. New York boroughs comprise Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island.

Manhattan (New York County) is a famous island between the Hudson and East Rivers. The most populous borough, Brooklyn (Kings County) is located south and east of Manhattan across the East River. Located to the east of Manhattan, across the East River, Queens (Queens County) is a U-shaped neighbourhood.

The county is the most ethnically diverse region in the United States and one of the most diverse in the world. Bronx is situated north of Manhattan Island. Located south of Manhattan and just across the narrow Kill Van Kull from New Jersey, Staten Island (Richmond County) is a large island on New York Harbour.

Encompassing some of the largest banking institutions in the country, including investment banks and brokerage houses, the city is a major financial and business centre in the United States. Owing to this, the city comprises many architecturally noteworthy buildings like Woolworth Building and others, in a wide range of styles. The highest point in the city is Todt Hill on Staten Island, which is at 409.8 feet (124.9 metre) above sea level.

The history of the city began with the first European documentation of the area by Giovanni da Verrazzano, who visited the region in 1524. On September 3, 1609, European settlement began in the city, when Englishman Henry Hudson, an employee of the Dutch East India Company, sailed into Upper New York Bay. In the beaver pelts, which were a fashion in Europe, these settlers found a lucrative business.

Owing to its beaver population, New York area served as the impetus for the founding of Dutch trading colonies in the New World. The area was renamed 'New York' in 1664, after the Duke of York and Albany.

The first organised resistance to British authority across the colonies occurred in 1765. After many wars and dissents, on November 25, 1783, the British left the region. Under the United States Constitution, New York City was made the first national capital of the United States (US) in 1785.

After World War II, New York emerged as the leading city of the world. With the rebirth of Wall Street in the 1980s, the city reclaimed its position as the centre of the world financial industry. Bolstered by the influx of Asians, Latin Americans and US citizens, the city resumed its social and economic recovery in the 1990s.

One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, the destination has immigrants from over 180 countries. Apart from English, languages spoken in the city also include Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese, Chinese and others.

The diverse population residing in the city includes Russians, Uzbeks, Chinese, French, Yugoslavians, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Japanese, Koreans and Thais. In addition to these, Africans, Arabs, Mexicans, Dominicans, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Colombians and Jamaicans also reside in the city.

The major tourist seasons in the city are fall and spring. From September to November and from April to June, the city is a haven for tourists. Increase in the frequency of tourists during this period is due to the mild and pleasant weather conditions.

The Big Apple, as it is often called, is also a quintessential capital of entertainment, with Macy’s Thanksgiving Parades, New Year’s Eves on Time Square and the Westminster Kennel Club Show. During these events, culinary, musical or dance extravaganza is displayed. Tourists visiting the city can also coordinate their trip to be a part of some major events like JuneFest.  

Photos of New York City

Times Square, New York City

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Times Square, New York City
Times Square, New York City

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Times Square, New York City
Times Square, New York City

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Santosh Rao

Times Square, New York City
Times Square, New York City

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Thejasvi Bhat

Times Square, New York City

Getting to New York City

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Transit time: 19 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 23,950 per person

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