New York City Tourism

New York City is very popular city and most stylish tourist destination in the United States. It is the city of many names like “The Big Apple”, “The City That Never Sleeps”, and “Gotham City”. According to the world economy, it is said to be the richest city in America. The existence of the famous Wall Street proves the fact. The city has inspired lots of classic songs e.g. “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra and "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z. Many celebrities live in New York City and lots of TV Shows and movies filmed on location New York City. Also, Broadway theatres in Manhattan attract some of the most high-profile actors from Hollywood. The New York City announced that it has been approved for its own geographic top-level domain (.nyc) which will allow New Yorkers and visitors to easily find traveling information and other information online. Hence, New York has proved itself as a center of fun, entertainment, knowledge and money. Explore more about this city by taking the best New York City tours available in the list.

Another important feature that you cannot miss out of this city is it’s culinary. With a large number of restaurants serving cuisines from all corners of the world, New York has once again proved itself as the ‘Culinary capital’ of America. All credit goes to the immigration history of the city which has brought people from different regions across the globe. Each one of you should visit New York City at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit New York City. Check out things to do in NYC and New York City Itinerary 3 Days for a memorable trip to new york.

Essential travel information and New York City tips for your visit

  • Avoid driving car in New York. This is because, street parking is almost non-existent near the crowded areas and New York City tourist attractions.
  • While walking along the street keep moving. Don’t stand in the way of other people who are in hurry.
  • If you are using the subway line frequently, buy a SmartLink card.
  • Check all New York City tours available in the list before you go for booking any.

  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone
  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity & Internet: Voltage is between 110 volts to 220 volts with 60Hz.
  • Languages: English is the official language of New York.
  • Security: 911 is for fire, medical emergency, accident, crime and person in trouble. Avoid travelling subway at night.
  • Off-beaten Path: See the Standing Bull statue in front of Bowling Green park.
  • Tipping: Tipping is expected in the restaurants. New York often calculate the base tip by doubling the tax.
  • Tourist Traps: Beware of the odd characters in the Times Square who would like to pose with you and will ask $2/3 in return. Don’t opt for the tour buses to see the city.
  • Customs: Expensive hotels do follow dress code.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of New York City

  • Save 10% Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour181 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins

    Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this 4.5-hour tour of two New York City legendary la...

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  • Save 13% Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour892 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at you...

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  • Save 11% NYC One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Ticket
    NYC One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Ticket522 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    There are a million things to experience in New York City, but this is one in a million. Located at the top three floors of t...

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  • Save 9% 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour from New York by Bus
    2-Day Niagara Falls Tour from New York by Bus453 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Days

    Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind and enjoy a relaxing 2-day overnight trip to Niagara Falls. You'll travel...

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  • Know the pollution level of New York City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.98 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 48.37 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 67.4 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.58 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.97 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.05 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.8 (Low)
  • How safe is New York City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in New York City.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.27 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.6 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.98 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 51.83 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 35.62 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.86 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.53 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.29 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.37 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.7 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.15 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.28 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.96 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of New York City is 139.18 (High)

    • Safety Index 55.74 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 79.66 (High)
    • Pollution Index 56.91 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.19 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 100 (High)
    • Health Care Index 63.61 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.16 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in New York City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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