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New York

City, which never sleep

Amazing city

New York City is one of the most famous cities in the United States. Just imagine that you walk and shop on 5th Avenue, ride a bike in Central Park or just sail on the river and enjoy panorama of the city. Whole wide world in one city.

It does not matter if you want to see Times Square highlighted and advertised or be fascinated by the panorama of Brooklyn Bridge. New York will inspire everyone. It is home to artists, the world financial market as well as cultural, policital and industrial market. Place, whwre you can find all of the world. So many cultural district, peoples, their habits in one place. New York is architectonical gem, where you can sit in local coffeterie and enjoy the diverse city of the city.

Thanks to the diversity of the city and its atmosphere, which will always absorb you during your visit to the city, and therefore always come back.

Start with our guide below step by step and you will know everything about this city.

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You can visit New York throughout the year. You will be tempted by the blooming Central Park or the snowy Christmas tree of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Transport in New York

How to get to New York? Mostly by air.

Aircraft

Your first contact with city will be in John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) about 25 km away from Manhattan or in Newark Liberty International Airport about 17 km away from Manhattan. Cheaper flights in recent years have the potential to travel at any time during the year to less than 400 EUR. More flights from Europe are operated under 9 hours and with 1 stop-over  around 12-16 hours. Which give you oportunity to reach this dream destination comfortly in one day.

The airlines you will most likely see when searching for New York Flights will be for flights from Europe Air Canada, British Airways, KLM, Air France, Delta Airlines and others and from Asia Aeroflot, Japan Airlines or Singapore airlines and others.

Most flights are routed to the 2 largest New York John F. Kennedy airports, where most flights from Europe and New York Newark are New Jersey airports with good connections to Manhattan. Domestic flights are mostly directed to La Guardia Airport. Newburgh is newly used by low-budget airlines such as Norwegian.

Bus

An alternative for US residents or travelers is the use of bus lines. The largest bus companies are Greyhound, Megabus or Boltbus. It's a great way to get to know the surrounding cities for a trip like Boston, Washington D.C. or even more distant cities. The great news is that ticket can be bought at sales for $ 1. Buses are mostly spacious and comfortable. For the best price is the ideal reservation in advance.

Train

Amtrak provides rail transport. It combines all cities as buses, but at a higher ticket price. However, transport is more convenient and especially faster.

 

How to travel in New York.

Metro

The fastest way of transportation in the city is the metro. Thanks to the density of the stations and the expansiveness it is the best way. In Manhattan there are many stations. Traveling to the surrounding districts already requires crossings. If you're in New York, we do not recomend to buy individual tickets, better way is to buy a full-day or multi-day ticket. The cost of one ride is $ 2.5 while a 7 day MetroCard will cost you $ 32.00. You only need to buy metro card for just 1$. Metro links Manhattan with the city districts of Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Metro map web.mta.info/maps.

Even though the metro has a dense network, it is not at all complicated. After a few journeys you will travel as a true native of New York. The stations are clearly marked and the correct direction of the metro is easy. You either go uptown or downtown.

Enter the metro via turnstiles, insert the card and you're down. If you have to avoid the subway direction, at some stations you have to leave the metro and go back through the turnstiles. If you have a multidays metro card, re-entering the same station will not be a problem. Some lines labeled as Express do not fit on each station. Check whether the line is on your own where you want to get in / out.

All informations about metro in New York City can find here mta.info.

Buses

Buses are marked with a letter and number by city districts M - Manhattan, B - Brooklyn, Q - Queens, Bx - Bronx and S - Staten Island. Find details here. On board, you will put your Metro Card into a validator that will read and return the card.

Taxi. Nobody can imagine New York without yello taxis. There are more than 13 000 taxis in New York drive in the street of Manhattan everyday. Drive costs 3$ for a start-up tax and then $ 0.5 for every 300 meters. Taking one from the airport into the city can be an expensive option. It can cost you $ 50-60. You can pay in cash or credit cards.

 

Accommodation

New York is divided into the main 5 areas - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. The main tourist site is Manhattan with the best location in the middle. But this is true - the closer to Manhattan, the more expensive. That's why Queens and Brooklyn are the favorite alternative for accommodation.

Where to stay in New York

Manhattan is the main venue for all of New York and despite its size we can still divide it into Lower Manhattan, the center around Times Square and the upper area along Central Park.

Lower Manhattan is the cheapest area in Manhattan where you can stay. In the neighborhoods like Bowery, Chinatown, Little Italy and Canal Street, you can find rooms from CZK 1,000. However, you have to count on getting what you pay for. The rooms are often windows-free and some have shared bathrooms.

The neighborhood of Times Square attracts its ideal location, where tourist spots like Times Square, MSG Arena, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Grand Centra Terminal and others are within walking distance. Do not be fooled, however - transport by public transport can not be avoided even in longer journeys. The area offers mainly high-quality hotels with prices around 100 EUR per night and room.

There is no need to mention hotels from the southern border of Central Park to the north. Because of their location and higher prices, they are often disadvantageous. You will find more hostels or private apartments via airbnb.

Queens we love, namely Long Island City, which is just 2 underground stops from Central Park and within 10 minutes of Times Square. Prices are not falling because they are not Manhattan, so there is no problem finding 3 * hotels around 70 EUR per night. If you can get rid of the fact that you will not live in Manhattan, you will save without losing quality.

Activities

New York is divided into the main 5 areas - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. For a regular traveler, Manhattan's main location and the adjacent Queens and Brooklyn areas.

Where to stay in New York

The best start of the city tour is the walk through the Brooklyn Bridge in the direction from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Discover the fascinating panorama of the city during the day or night, when everything is illuminated, to excite everyone. The bridge is a historic landmark of New York City. It connects city district Brooklyn and Manhattan across the River East River.

The symbol of the city and of all America became the Statue of Liberty. It is a symbol of the freedom for immigrants from abroad who have come for a new life in the country. The statue was a gift of France to the US to open the Philadelphia World Fair in 1876, the American centenary. He was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and set up by Gustav Eiffel, who also designed the Eiffel Tower. The statue is located on Liberty Island and is accessible by ferry.

Shopping in New York City is a legendary theme. You can buy everything from cheap clothing to the most exclusive brands like Gucci, Versace, Prada, Tiffany, Armani. These and much more luxurious boutiques are on 5th Avenue. Do not be discouraged, however, these shops often offer high discounts of up to 70%.

The famous Madison Square Garden, located on the 8th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Street, is the home of NBA basketbal team the New York Knicks and NHL hockey team the New York Rangers. It is a popular venue for various events or concerts and is and is definitely worth to take a tour of the arena.

We must not forget Times Square, a popular tourist destination. There are numerous restaurants, boutiques, theaters and music halls. A busy place where millions of people go daily is charged with energy. Everyone comes to see the night show in the form of neon lights and commercial billboards and different artists. Every year, 31 December, people come from every corner of the world come here to welcome a new year.

When you end up walking between the skyscrapers and the noisy streets, you can take a break and go to Central Park. This green oasis in the heart of the busiest city will surprise you. You can find many aisles between walking, cycling, lakes, lawns where you can practice yoga or various sports, make picnics in the summer and skating in winter. It is an ideal place to relax with admiring nature and small squirrels after a long, busy day.

A signature card for entry to various galleries, museums, and attractions such as bike rentals, bus tours, or boat cruises around Manhattan. New York Pass can be purchased online and picked up at one of many venues. We recommend buying a card for at least 3 days, when you can pass a huge number of attractions and save a considerable amount of money. You can buy New York Pass here.