New York City Travel Guide

New York City Travel Guide

New York is a city with various races and cultures, iconic images and a sense of togetherness. With yellow taxis, skyscrapers, steam vents, and great people, you won’t find another place like that in the world. In other words, New York has a unique personality and is a place that everyone must visit at least once in their lives. Whether you enjoy shopping, walking in Central Park, experiencing the money building on Wall Street or just relaxing while having lunch at one of the many city visitors, New York has something for everyone.

After you experience this amazing city, you will want to come back repeatedly, every time you find something new. You can experience all the main suburbs by foot, taxi or bus. From Little Italy to Brooklyn and Chinatown to Manhattan, there is so much to explore and explore.

Eating out is a separate experience, with thousands of restaurants you will be truly spoiled for choice. Favorites include Diner which is a converted dining car, Chat ‘n’ Chew where friends gather for an old ‘chin-wag’ that is good on a large Holy Cow burger or delicious macaroni cheese and not forgetting the New York Institute which is the 21 Club.

Manhattan

The oldest Manhattan of the five regions in New York City, Manhattan is the main commercial, financial and cultural center of the United States. Manhattan has many famous landmarks, attractions, museums and universities. The other four boroughs are the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

The Bronx

This is the only area located mainly on land. Although the Bronx is densely populated, about twenty-five percent of its territory is open space which includes the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, Pelham Bay Park, Van Cortlandt Park, and the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Brooklyn

This is the most congested district in New York. This stunning multi-cultural area is home to several major attractions including Prospect Park which includes Prospect Park Zoo, Long Meadow, Litchfield Villa and a 60-hectare lake. The park is also home to Prospect Park Bandshell, which holds outdoor concerts in the summer and several baseball fields.

Queen

Home to JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, these airports are the busiest in the world. Queens is also home to several major attractions, including Flushing Meadows Park (home of the New York Mets baseball team and US Open tennis tournament), Aqueduct racetrack, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Silvercup Studios.

Staten Island

Sitting in New York Bay, Staten Island is the smallest of the five counties in New York. The island can be reached from Brooklyn via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge but most visitors choose to visit the island via the Staten Island Ferry. This ferry is popular with tourists because it offers stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Small Italian

Located in lower Manhattan, as the name implies, this neighborhood is known for its large Italian population. You will be spoiled for choice by the many Italian restaurants and shops here.

Chinatown New York City

Located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan, Chinatown is a place where Chinese immigrants settled in the 1800s. Here you will experience a unique cultural and historical experience that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Explore the history of the people who settled here, including Chinese, Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants, as you roam the interesting streets of this neighborhood. Some landmarks that should not be missed when visiting Chinatown include Columbus Park, Chatham Square, Five Points, Edward Mooney House, Church of the Transfiguration, Mahayana Buddhist Temple, Shearith Israel Cemetery, Chinese Museum in America and Museum on Eldridge Road.

Whatever you are looking for in a New York vacation has it all, you will not be disappointed!