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

  • 100%


    Great time in New York!

    The city is amazing, full of life and people everywhere even in the middle of the night. Also the police officers everywhere are very tourist-friendly, they laugh with you and give you directions to everywhere. Even are willing to check on their phones the website of any attraction if your phone is unavailable

    Insider Tip:BRING RUNNING SHOES! i had to buy a pair of running shoes on the third day, i thought i was going to lose my feet (also i walked on the first day from broadway to central park and back, and the second day from greenwich village to the empire state building which was a lot, but still bring comfortable shoes). And if you're planning on attending a broadway show, buy your tickets with anticipation, i tried to attend Hedwig and the Angry Inch and it was all sold out for a month, same for statue of Liberty.

  • 60%


    A dream come true

    Simply the most amazing city I have ever visited. Everyone was fun and friendly, all the stalls, shops and venues i visited i was treated with respect and greeted professionally and it was an absolute joy to visit. I felt safer walking around New York at night than ny own town.

    Insider Tip:Get a metrocard and top up, the subway is amazingly easy to use and only costs $2.50 per ride

  • 80%


    New York

    Absolutely must see within life-time. I wouldn't recommend going to Brooklyn, rather stick to Manhattan - nothing is going on in Brooklyn (or perhaps I missed it).

    Insider Tip:Check out Dallas BBQ in Times Square, absolutely amazing food and for a great price! Definitely go on a bike ride around Central Park (do NOT rent a bike for full price, always ask for less, for example, we got 3 hours for $10 instead of $15).

  • 70%


    New York City in August

    Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge! I enjoyed the whole Brooklyn area and I would probably stay there next time I am in New York. I recommend sitting there at sunset and watching the cityscape light up. Grimaldi's pizzeria is famous and you may have to queue up outside. I enjoyed it but I've had better pizza!! Walked Broadway, hung out in central park and rented the row boats. Four days would be enough time in New York if you are travelling alone, maybe six if you're with people with many agendas.

    Insider Tip:Take the free ferry to Staten Island to catch a glimpse of the statue of liberty closer up.

  • 100%


    A city you must visit

    No question New York is the capital of the world, plenty to do for everyone. A five day stay will give you enough time to cover all the basics, but you will always feel there's something you missed. Beautiful parks, great shopping, amazing views either if you're on boat ride around the Hudson and East Rivers, or on top of one of the skyscrapers, plus Broadway plays (buy tickets in advance if you really want to get to the best ones), museums and more.

    Insider Tip:Don't forget to buy the 7 day Subway pass. Fastest way to move around. Buying a City Pass or New York Pass will save you money if you plan to visit museums, famous buildings and even get on boat tours.

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