New York City

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.

New York City tourism website
Government website

Basic tourist information

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.

⇒ AttractionsMuseums & GalleriesEventsVisitor Guide

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 (, 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.

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As of 2018, New York City is the most visited destination in the United States, followed by Los AngelesOrlandoLas Vegas, and Chicago.

The U.S. also administers a collection of non-state territories around the world, principally in the *Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the *U.S. Virgin Islands) and *Oceania (Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and various uninhabited islands and island groups).

For the most up-to-date information, see the official tourist resources.

Transport around New York

MTA.INFO + MTA’s Trip Planner

Despite a reputation for being dirty, the subway, which operates 24 hours a day, is the fastest and best way to travel around four boroughs of the city; it hasn’t reached Staten Island, which is served by a separate railway.

Getting Around ( • Public Transportation (

Port Authority Bus Terminal. is the leading go-to website for booking inter-city bus ticket online. Intercity bus travel is widespread, but not available everywhere. Greyhound Bus LinesBolt BusMegabusChinatown buses.

⇒ *Long-distance bus travel in the United States (wikivoyage)

Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ Transit • Long Island Rail RoadMetro-North Railroad.

AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map.

Some of the most scenic routes include the California Zephyr that runs between *Emeryville (map) in the San Francisco Bay Area of California to Chicago and the Empire Builder that goes from Chicago to Seattle or Portland.

⇒ *Rail travel in the United States (wikivoyage)

Several weekends throughout the year in France are known as ‘Black Saturday’ (Samedi noir) because of the start or end of school holidays and the coinciding traffic jams on French roads caused by thousands of tourists travelling to and from their holiday destinations. When possible it is wise to avoid these days. For traffic reports, see the website of the French traffic service.

⇒ Driving in France (wikivoyage)

John F. Kennedy International AirportLaGuardia Airport. Transit between airports NYC Airporter

The international airports in Atlanta (Hartsfield) • New York City (Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy International Airport) • Los Angeles • Chicago (O’Hare IA) • San Francisco • Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma) • Miami • Houston (George Bush) are the main points of entry to the United States by plane.

⇒ Flight Delay Information — Air Traffic Control System Command Center

NYC Ferry / NY Waterway / Staten Island Ferry  + The New York State Canal System.

Washington State Ferries | Route Maps: Where we sail (PDF).

Bluewater Ferry Inc. (США — Канада). America has the largest system of inland waterways of any country in the world. It is entirely possible to navigate around within the United States by boat. The St. Lawrence Seaway • *The Mississippi River.