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New York Travel Guide

Located on the east coast of the United States, New York is the largest city in the United States.
As an immigration port, people of different races/creeds/colors live here.
There are both tall Wall Street/Upper East Side and dilapidated and chaotic slums in the city.
It is the “least American” city in the eyes of Americans and the “most American” city in the eyes of foreigners.
The weather in New York is very similar to that in northern China. It’s not very hot in summer, and it’s not too difficult in winter because of the heating and air conditioning. Basically, April to June in spring and August to October in autumn are the most comfortable seasons of the year. Very suitable for playing time.
New York is divided into five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island. In order to distinguish it from the state of New York where it is located, it is generally called New York City, and many attractions such as the Empire State Building are concentrated here.
Here is a brief introduction to New York travel tips.

Transportations

Airport Traffic
There are three airports in New York, the well-known Kennedy Airport (JFK Airport), LaGuardia Airport (LGA Airport) and Newark Airport (EWR Airport).

Taxi
From the airport to the urban area, the super simple and direct way is to call a taxi. Taking a taxi is more expensive, requiring $50+, and you need to pay an extra tip. If you use the app to call Uber, it is much more affordable, about $35. to downtown.

Public Transit
In addition, you can also choose public transportation. At Kennedy Airport, you can take the special airport rail transit AirTrain, and then transfer to the subway to reach your destination. You only need to pay $5 for the AirTrain ticket and subway ticket. There are also airports in the other two airports. Buses are available.

Traffic in the city
Taxi
If you choose a taxi, the starting price is $2.50, and the fee is $0.4 per kilometer after that (starting from $3 after 8:00 p.m., and starting from $3.50 during the holiday peak hours from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). Passengers have to pay additional fees when traveling on bridges and tunnels, and tip at least 10% in addition to the toll.

It is more economical to choose a car-hailing app such as uber, and you can choose according to your needs.

Subway
New York subway traffic is very developed, 24 lines, a total of 469 stations, one-way ticket meiyuan3, covering almost every corner of New York, most of the subway lines are operating 24 hours, very convenient to take.

Sightseeing bus
In addition, there are some open-air sightseeing buses on the second floor, which basically cover most of New York’s attractions.

Stay

The main attractions of New York City are concentrated in Manhattan, so if you are only traveling for a short time, choosing accommodation in Manhattan is a great choice, and the lively places at night are relatively safe.

If you are a bit shy, you might as well choose Jersey City, New Jersey, where the price of the hotel is relatively cheap, but be careful to avoid the dangerous area. The hotel in Flushing is also a good choice, and the price is relatively cheap. The key point is that there are many Chinese people, and they can communicate normally, but don’t go out for shopping at night.

Price
The floating rate changes according to the peak and low seasons. A 2 or 3-star hotel in Manhattan may cost 2,300 dollars. It is a good choice to book in advance, otherwise during peak seasons such as Christmas and other holidays, you may not be able to book even if you have money.

How to book cheap hotels
Compare prices on sites like Priceline, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, and subscribe to their discount feeds to receive some great deals every now and then.

The official website is also a good and guaranteed choice, subscribe to their information, and check if there is any special offer.
It is recommended to get a free membership on these websites, you can accumulate points, and sometimes there may be additional benefits.
Search Retailmenot or Groupon to see if there are any discounts or group purchases,
Stay in upscale hotels for a fraction of the price with Priceline’s bid.

Attractions

When it comes to scenic spots, you probably already have classic images such as the Statue of Liberty in your mind. In many movie scenes, the immigrants came to the United States and shouted their American Dream the moment they saw the Statue of Liberty, how exciting it is!

Statue of Liberty
Located on Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States in 1876 to commemorate the alliance between the United States and France during the American Revolutionary War. The Statue of Liberty means to the United States to get rid of the shackles and welcome the arrival of the light. There is a museum inside the Statue of Liberty, and passengers can climb up to the base of the statue and even go up to the crown to overlook Manhattan.

Address: Liberty Island, New York
Subway: Line 1 South Ferry Station R Line Whitehall St Station Line 4, Line 5 Bowling Green Station
Official fare: $9 for children (4-12 years old), $18 for adults, $14 for seniors (over 62 years old)
Opening hours: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (those who take the boat at 3:30 pm will not stop at Alice Island)

Empire State Building
Built in 1931, it was the tallest skyscraper in the world during 1931-1972. The Empire State Building has 102 floors. The 86th floor is the highest open-air viewing platform in New York, making you feel like you are on top of the world.

Address: 338-350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, USA
Subway B, D, F, N, Q, R 34th St stop
Official website ticket price: only the main viewing platform (86th floor) Adult: $32 Senior (62+): $29 Child (6-12): $26
Main Observation Deck + Top Observation Deck (86 & 102 floors) Adult: $52 Senior (62+): $49 Child (6-12): $46
Opening Hours: 8am to 2am. The last time to get on the elevator is 1:15 a.m.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum is one of the four major museums in the world, with a large collection. If you want to really visit, you may not even be able to see the exhibits without spending a few weeks. When you come to New York, you have to come to see a thing or two, even if you just take a quick look at it.

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028
Subway: Line 4, 5, 6 at 86th St Station
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00am – 5:30pm Friday and Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Closed: December 24th, December 25th, January 1st, and the first Monday in May
Suggested fare: $25 for adults, $17 for seniors (over 65 years old), $12 for students

 

Gourmet food

The bustling city of New York definitely has everything you need in terms of food, from Michelin-starred western food to street burgers, from Japanese food to Korean food to famous Chinese snacks, there is nothing you can’t eat, only you can’t think of.

oyster seafood
New Yorkers seem to have a unique preference for oysters. The main dishes of super popular restaurants almost have oyster seafood all year round, and each one has a unique flavor.

Upstate

Address:95 1st Ave,East Village,New York, NY 10003

Phone: +1-917-408-3395

Official website: http://upstatenyc.com/

Upstate is mainly a restaurant with American-style seafood. Due to its high popularity, many local residents and tourists come here to taste the taste, so there are often long queues at the door.

The restaurant provides fresh oysters every day, and the meat is sweet and plump. Eat a dozen oysters, paired with a glass of craft beer, it is simply delicious, in addition to the gambol stew and pasta, they are all recommended!

western food
Friends who like western food will be able to enjoy themselves in New York, because there are a variety of food selection champion restaurants here, including Le Coucou, the best new restaurant awarded by Oscar James Beard in the gourmet session. The dishes are simple and homely French without any gimmicks. tasty.

There is also the World Best 50 Restaurant, the first place in the selection of the world’s 50 best restaurants, the Eleven Madison Park with three Michelin stars, the artistic presentation, and the complex taste, the strength of the interpretation of the top restaurant.

 

Shopping consumption

When it comes to shopping, everyone will think of Milan, Paris and so on. But New York will never let you down. There are all kinds of luxury and trendy brands, and Woodbury Brand Outlet Center is waiting for you to shop!

fifth avenue
Hermes, Chanel, LV, Tiffany, Bvlgari and other luxury brands are all included, showing the true luxury of New York. Here you can compare the height and handprints with your idol.

Subway: Lines B, D, F, M, N, Q, R 34 St Herald Sq Station

Woodbury Outlet
Although it is more than an hour’s drive from New York, due to the many famous brands: Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Valentino, etc., it is absolutely not to be missed. On Thanksgiving, Christmas and other public holidays, the discount will make people laugh from ear to ear!
Address: 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917-6619
Phone: (845) 928-7467
Time: Monday to Sunday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

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