New York is a huge city, made up of five separate boroughs - Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Thankfully, when to comes to visiting the best known attractions such as the Empire State Building, Wall Street and Central Park, the vast majority of them can be found in Manhattan. Better still, New York hotels can be found to suit every possible style and budget.
This is a city with something for everyone: culture vultures should head straight to the spectacular Guggenheim Museum, followed by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Lovers of architecture will enjoy Grand Central terminal, gazing at the Flatiron building - the world's first skyscraper - the Chrysler Building and the neo-gothic St Patrick's Cathedral, as well as taking a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Sports fans can watch baseball games at Yankee Stadium, while basketball fans can settle in at Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks. During the winter you can visit the hugely popular seasonal ice rink at the Rockefeller Center. You can also enjoy a show at Carnegie Hall or have a moment of quiet contemplation at Ground Zero.
Many local landmarks, such as Times Square and the Broadway theatre district, will be familiar from films and TV shows, but don't try looking for the coffee shop from the TV series Friends - that was filmed in California. Take the Staten Island Ferry - as featured in an episode of 'Sex and the City' - for a great view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for a fraction of the price you would pay for an official boat ride.
If you want to explore further afield, the state of New Jersey is just a short drive or train ride away.
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