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New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.

The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn, where varied neighborhoods range from Williamsburg – a hotbed of indie music, art and nightlife – to beachfront Coney Island and its amusement parks. The borough of Queens has Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with its 12-story 1964 World’s Fair globe sculpture, the Unisphere. The Bronx, NYC’s northernmost borough, is home to the landmark New York Botanical Garden and renowned Bronx Zoo.  The Staten Island Ferry links Manhattan to NYC’s southernmost borough with views of the city skyline and Statue of Liberty.

Based on different categories to help you out what time of year to visit!  Learn about New York weather by month to better plan your trip.

  • Best Time for Great Weather: May to October.
  • Best Time for Sightseeing: April to Early November.
  • Best Time for Honeymooners: May, June, September & October. Probably Nov-Dec too!
  • Best Time for Nightlife: Year round.
  • Best Time for Kids & Families: Summer – June to September.
  • Best Time for Broadway Shows: January & February and then in the Early Fall & Early Spring.
  • Best Time for Holiday Window Displays: End of November, December.
  • Cheapest Time to Visit NYC: January & February, then March-April & September-October.
  • Most Expensive Time to Visit NYC: July, August, End of November and December.
Learn about NY area airports, subway system and Citibike.

Popular Things to Do In New York City

What to do on Little Italy?

Walk to Litte Italy from our hotel where you will find the absolute best places to eat Italian food in all of New York City, from pasta to veal and more.

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What to do in SoHo?

Walk to SoHo from our hotel where you will find designer boutiques, fancy chain stores and high-end art galleries make trendy SoHo a top shopping destination.

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What to do Chinatown?

Vibrant Chinatown is a densely populated neighborhood that draws foodies and tourists to its many Chinese and Southeast Asian.

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What to do in the Financial District?

This is the city’s buzzing financial heart, home to Wall Street and glittering skyscrapers just a short walk from our hotel.

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Suggested Day Plans in New York City

Best Museums to Visit in One Day

Our top recommendations for the best museums in New York City, with pictures and travel tips.

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Best NY Architectural Landmarks

From the well-traveled Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire Sate Building these are a few of the best architectural landmarks to visit.

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Best NYC Attractions to see in One Day!

Learn and explore New York’s major landmarks near our hotel.Learn and explore New York’s major landmarks near our hotel.

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One-Day Itinerary for Visiting New York City

We can help you plan an itinerary that allows you to get the most out of your New York vacation.

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New York City Shopping Guide

Times Square Shopping

Times Square shopping has must-visit stores. There’s Macy’s on 34th and Broadway and to the east, you’ll find the upscale Bloomingdales department store on 59th and Lexington and Tiffany’s on 57th and Fifth Avenue.

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SoHo Shopping

SoHo is one of the City’s most eclectic shopping enclaves, holding everything from designer boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops to bargain emporiums and kids stores.

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Union Square Shopping

The Union Square / Flatiron District is anchored by the Union Square subway station and is home to the famous bookstore The Strand, with an array of new, used, and hard-to-find books and boutique stores.

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Chelsea/Meatpacking Shopping

Located below 23rd street and to the west of Sixth Avenue, the Chelsea/Meatpacking District houses boutique shops and restaurants a 30,000-square-foot market with hand-made products.

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New York Travel Tips

20 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting New York by a native New Yorker.

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Best New York Pizza

Wondering where to eat pizza in NYC? Check out our epic New York Pizza Guide that spans the boroughs.

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Discounted New York Attraction Tickets

Save money and have fun with discounted attraction tickets.

Save money and have fun with discounted attraction tickets.

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New York Helicopter Tours

Consider choosing one of the New York City’s Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours in order to make your visit a memorable one.

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Browse Activities by Category

Family Friendly

We’ve scoured the city to find the best activities for families, whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor.

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New York Broadway Shows

What’s playing on Broadway? Find the list of Broadway performances, show tickets, and information you need for your next trip to New York’s theatre district.

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New York Sports Teams

Get the latest New York sports teams, scores, stats, news, standings, fantasy games, and more.

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LGBTQ Attractions to Visit

These NYC sites have played major roles in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement.

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Lower East Side Location

The Chinatown and Little Italy Historic District is located in downtown New York City. It is considered being located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  The Lower East Side, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan, roughly located between the Bowery and the East River from Canal to Houston Streets.

Best known these days as a place for an exciting night out. Its narrow streets are lined with trendy bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries and music venues, but the neighborhood has a gritty history too.

At the Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel, guests will find exceptional customer service and accommodations at an affordable rates.

Where to stay in New York? The Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel!

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