Places to stay and visit in New York
Plans to visit New York City? And you have no idea where to stay and/or spend the night in New York? Whether you go to New York to visit museums, shopping or nightlife, you will sure enjoy this amazing great city in the United States of America. In this blog will we give you recommendations of places to stay and visit in New York during your vacation in the USA.
So get inspired and enjoy The Big Apple!
The difference between NYC neighborhoods and boroughs
New York consists of five boroughs each with their own charm: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. Most New York visitors are staying on Manhattan Island, however, parts of Brooklyn and Queens also became more popular and – sometimes – cheaper. Regardless of where you want to stay, the best place to stay in a hotel is near a subway station as it’s easy to travel in New York by the New York City subway. It takes you everywhere!
Manhattan Island is where the city originated and is still considered as the city center. Here you will find most sights and activities, such as Times Square, Central Park and Broadway. But it is also the most expensive part to stay. If you prefer to stay in a low-cost accommodation in Manhattan, we can recommend staying in an accommodation in Harlem. This neighborhood covers a large part of the northern part of Manhattan and is named after the Dutch city of Haarlem.
Chelsea is located on the west side of Manhattan. It’s one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York. There are many shops, restaurants, art, vintage shops and nightlife. The area is covered by cobbled streets with boutiques cafes and the Green Market in Union Square. When visiting Chelsea, don’t forget to visit the High Line. An abandoned elevated railway. You can take a walk and enjoy the view over yellow cabs and skyscrapers in Manhattan.
New York’s Greenwich Village (also known as ‘West Village or ‘The Village’) has a cozy European atmosphere.
Greenwich was founded by the Dutch and was then called ‘Groenwijck’. In this green neighborhood you will find cute courtyards and gardens and many nice vintage shops. Various series have also been shot in this area, such as the stairs in front of Carrie Bradshaw's house (Sex and The City).
Queens consist of Long Island City, Astoria and Flushing. It’s located in the east of Manhattan and right below Brooklyn. The population is more than 2.3 million people. There are several places worth visiting. Sports enthusiasts should definitely not miss this district as Queens is known for its New York Mets stadium.
Astoria in Queens is different from other parts of this district, it's a real cultural medley. Due to the convergence of so many different cultures, you can have dinner in restaurants with influences from all over the world. New Yorkers themselves may find Astoria to be the city's most diverse neighborhoods.
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