New York City, NY.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The City that Never Sleeps. New York City is the most ethnically diverse, religiously varied, commercially driven, famously congested, and, in the eyes of many, the most attractive urban centre in the country and the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass.

Also сheck оut мore info: New York City: First-time Visitor’s Guide.

NY is both a logo and a song that are the basis of an advertising campaign and have been used since 1977 to promote tourism in New York City. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. New York City was the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790.

New York City has more than 2,000 arts and cultural organizations and more than 500 art galleries. Museum Mile (map) is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue running from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Mile, which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, is actually three blocks longer than one mile (1.6 km). Ten museums occupy the length of this section of Fifth Avenue. (*List of museums in New York City)

The Statue of Liberty (map) greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U.S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is a symbol of the U.S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

Manhattan (map) is sometimes locally known as The City, the geographically smallest and most densely populated borough, is home to Central Park (map, + New York City Department of Parks & Recreation). Manhattan’s skyline, with its many skyscrapers, is universally recognized, and the city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world.

Times Square (map) is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District (broadway.org), one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry.

The Queens Night Market (map) in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park attracts more than ten thousand people nightly to sample food from more than 85 countries.

The George Washington Bridge (map) is the world’s busiest motor vehicle bridge. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (map) is the longest suspension bridge in the Americas and one of the world’s longest. The *Brooklyn Bridge (map) is an icon of the city itself.

New York’s Village Halloween Parade. Each Halloween (October 31) at 7PM. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The morning of each Thanksgiving on Central Park West. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The largest St. Paddy’s parade in the world! Route is up 5th Ave from 44th Street to 86th Street and lasts from 11AM to about 2:30. Labor Day (aka West Indian Day Parade or New York Caribbean Carnival) is an annual celebration held in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in New York City.

MTA.INFO + MTA’s Trip Planner

Transit: Another app for real-time public transportation information, Transit provides bus and subway schedules, trip planning, and alerts.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting Around (nycgo.com) • Public Transportation (nyc.gov)

BUS: Port Authority Bus Terminal. Intercity bus travel is widespread, but not available everywhere.(*Long-distance bus travel in the United States)

TRAIN: Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ Transit • Long Island Rail Road • Metro-North Railroad.AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map. (*Rail travel in the United States)

AIRPORT: John F. Kennedy • LaGuardia Airport. Transit between airports NYC Airporter.

FERRY: NYC FerryNY WaterwayStaten Island Ferry  + The New York State Canal System.

It’s Time for New York City.

It’s time to dine. It’s time for art. It’s time to shop. It’s time for the show. It’s time for New York City.

Plan your trip at www.nycgo.com. NYCgo, as the City’s convention & visitors bureau, is the Official Guide to New York City. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, find out what to do, where to go, where to stay, and what to see and eat throughout the five boroughs of NYC from the experts who know it best.

video source: NYC Tourism + Conventions / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. + U.S. visa & entry requirements (visittheusa.com)

USA Trip planner.

Create a day by day itinerary customized to you. A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences. Over 230,000,000 data points.

Roadtrippers.com.

Build your perfect road trip. Roadtrippers will help you find all the best stops along the way. More than 300 Extraordinary Places.

Yelp: Yelp is a crowd-sourced review platform that provides information on local businesses, including restaurants, bars, and shops.

Time Out New York: This website and app provide information on events, restaurants, and other attractions in New York City.

The Infatuation: This website and app offer curated recommendations for restaurants and bars in New York City.

OpenTable: This app allows visitors to make reservations at New York City restaurants.

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.

National Weather Service (weather.gov)