New York Pocket Guide

In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in New York.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in New York... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in New York.

New York City Reviews

  • 80%


    I Love New York

    Out of all the cities I have visited, New York has always been my favorite one. Anything that you could possibly want to do or experience can be found there. Just avoid driving at all cost, public transport will make your experience so much less stressful and save you lots of money.

  • 100%


    New York - Has something for everyone

    NYC is huge and diverse with so many things to do. If you don't like huge crowds and the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, head to Brooklyn, Queens or Central Park. The subway is easy to use and with a bit of walking, you can reach everywhere in the city. New York has great shopping, sights, bars, clubs, parks, sports games, theatre and restaurants.

    Insider Tip:For Broadway, if you didn't book way in advance, you can get tickets on the day in Times Square for a lot off (We got 50% off). Going to the top of Rockefeller is better than the Empire State Building and the 9/11 Memorial is well worth the entry fee. If you want to see the Statue of Liberty, take the Staten Island ferry which is free

  • 80%


    My kind of town

    The subways are much safer now than years ago. Download the NY Subway App and you can get around the city so easily.

    Insider Tip:If you want to purchase a discount ticket to a Broadway show, TKTS on 48th Street is great. Best tip: if you want to go back for a second time during the week, you don't have to stand on line. There is a dedicated window for VIPs. Just show your ticket stub from the previous show.

  • 100%


    New York City ... the city that makes your jaw drop

    I loved the City... i just don't have enough words to describe it! Really... i am not kidding! Those tall buildings, the life, the people, the constant rush... the city just makes you move... it never stops! You will enjoy all those big stores, coffee shops, restaurants, streets, Time Square, Hershey stores... i don't have enough words, you just gotta experience it. And it's safe, i have been in Manhattan though... but i went everywhere by foot, and it was safe even in 3 am.

    Insider Tip:Don't take transportation vehicles if it's near.. Buy a map, learn the streets, it's very easy! Explore the city, just walk around... there is A LOT to see :)

  • 90%


    Metro Card

    Metro card gives you a free transfer (within 2 hours) from subway to bus, or bus to subway, subway to subway.

    Insider Tip:Add just enough $ (system gives you a 5% bonus) for either 4, 6 or 8 rides -- at $2.50 each. That would be either $9.55, $19.05 and $38.10. Otherwise you are likely to have $ left on the MTA card that is unusable -- less than $2.50.

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