New York City, United States Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

New York City is probably the only required stop for anyone visiting the United States for the first time. Unlike most other major US cities, the majority of the famous attractions in New York City are quite clustered together so you can actually see a lot each day.  The place has a reputation for being expensive and that is definitely true when looking for accommodation, but many other things can actually be surprisingly affordable.

Why Visit New York City

New York City Facts

Population 8,400,000
Area 19,000,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency US dollar
Airports John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia International (LGA), Newark International (EWR)

Things To Do In New York City

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN New York City

Budget breakfastHotels in NYC rarely include breakfast, but it's always easy to find a deli or bagel shop for a fast and cheap meal.$4.00 - $7.00
Budget lunchBig slices of cheese pizza are around $3 each, and filling sandwiches start around $4. $7.00 - $10.00
Budget dinnerCheaper and faster options are available, but a budget restaurant meal in this range is easy to find.$12.00 - $20.00
coffee (cup)Coffee is cheap in a deli, and quality and prices are higher elsewhere. $1.50 - $2.50
Pint of beerEspecially in Manhattan, getting drunk is expensive. Self-catering cans start around $2 each if you look around.$6.00 - $9.00
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BEST TOURS in New York City

WHEN TO VISIT New York City

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January38264.1
February41283.1
March50354.4
April61444.3
May71544.7
June79633.8
July84694.6
August82684.2
September75604.2
October64503.8
November53414.4
December43323.9

New York City WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:58am7:08pm
21 Jun5:24am8:30pm
21 Sep6:42am6:56pm
21 Dec7:16am4:31pm

Where to stay in New York City

New York City Hotel Seasons

New York City Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar56.00 - 150.00
starstarstarstarstar152.00 - 344.00
starstarstarstarstar206.00 - 510.00
starstarstarstarstar313.00 - 435.00
starstarstarstarstar461.00 - 730.00
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New York City Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed40.00 - 66.50

Getting to New York City

GETTING AROUND New York City

New York City TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
AirTrain from JFK to Manhattan16.00
Taxi from JFK to Manhattan52.50
Shuttle bus JFK to Manhattan22.00
Subway ride with unlimited transfers2.75 - 3.00
Shuttle bus LaGuardia to Manhattan12.00 - 16.00
Taxi from LaGuardia to Manhattan26.00 - 35.00
3km taxi ride in Manhattan4.00 - 10.00
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER