It's called The Big Apple, Empire City, and The Capital of the World. Whatever you call it, New York City remains a must-visit destination. At Triphop, we're here not just to find you the perfect hotel at an unbelievable price. We also help you figure out what to do when you leave your luxurious room!
When you think of The City That Never Sleeps, your mind will likely picture the glitz and glamour of the Manhattan area. This borough certainly has a lot to offer. Times Square is an area of total sensory stimulation and provides a wealth of shopping and dining experiences. Just steps away, you can disappear into the sprawling urban green space that is Central Park. Check out the stately architecture of Wall Street, the famous Rockefeller Plaza, and the soaring Empire State Building.
At night, catch a world-famous Broadway show or a concert at the one and only Madison Square Garden. Don't forget to visit East Side Manhattan for a spectacular view of Brooklyn! The Upper East Side will give you a peek into the lives of the rich and famous. Meanwhile, enjoy incomparable art, live music, and dining in the Lower East Side. As for hotels, some of the country's most luxurious (and often star-studded) can are here. These include The Plaza, The Carlyle, The Four Seasons, and the St. Regis.
However, the rest of New York City has even more to offer. Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island are all brimming with possibilities! From the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island, Brooklyn has long been a traveler's favorite. Visit the Queens museum for an incredible building-for-building model of the entire city. Head over to the Bronx for the world-famous Bronx Zoo. And don't forget the miles of coastline, 12,300 acres of parkland and historical buildings that Staten Island offers. Even getting to each borough is an experience. Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and NYC's other historic transportation hubs are a sight to behold.
No matter where you prefer to set up your home base, Triphop can find you the best prices on luxury or budget hotels. We're also here to help you decide the best time for you to visit the City of Dreams. The widely agreed 'best times' to visit NYC are from April to June and from September to early November. You'll enjoy mild weather while avoiding the tourist crush of summer. However, for those on a budget, mid-January to early February will save you a pretty penny – especially if you travel on the weekend. Don't forget, NYC is beautiful in the winter as well.
As for transport – you may choose to rent a car for errands and young children, but otherwise, the transport system in NYC can get you anywhere cheaply. If you prefer, cabs and ride-shares are part of the fabric of the city. Just remember - riding the letter trains is part of the experience!