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87.3% Avg. city rating

(Rated by 2556 customers)
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46.7% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 20.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 20.0% Value for money? - 20.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 20.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 20.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 20.0%

Barbara Wexler

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Bring good walking shoes. I can't submit this review without answering all of the questions. I don't know how to answer, or want to answer, some of the questions and want to leave them blank. Since it will not let me submit without answering all of the questions, I'm just going to mark bad.

Liked: I liked that just one person came up to me asking for money.

Disliked: Dirty. And, it's hard to believe that my ticket from TKTS was really 50% off. I sat in the second to the last row up top for $85. Really? My seat normally cost $160??? Also, my cup of lemonade for $3.81 was a rip off price from a street stand AND was sour and did not taste good. .

75.6% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 40.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Gwendolyn Morris

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Have a map! :)

Liked: I come to NYC for Broadway.

Disliked: Very expensive. .

93.3% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Nicola Hilditch

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: City break, Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in Chelsea, near Penn station if you can, good value places to eat and buy food, near to few subway stops and walking distance to Times Square, also get on the subway and get out to the other boroughs too, plenty of things to do for free or cheap too. NYC doesn't have to be expensive.

Liked: It has everything you could ever want!

Disliked: Weather can be unpredictable, but buy and umbrella and your ok!.

93.3% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Aili Wang

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: go to watch phantom of opera! Be careful of the people who dress special and take picture with you, they ask for tip without telling you first.

Liked: It is full of fun!!!

Disliked: noise and crowd. In the eveing, some homeless walk around and ask for help. .

71.1% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 40.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Richard Cuddihy

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: City break, Romantic getaway, Shopping

23 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: See Manhattan from Brooklyn heights

Liked: Great to sightsee.

Disliked: Extremely dirty city. Some crazy people live her and can be very rude..

95.6% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Sanah Baig

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Pack light! Do your research and explore things off the beaten path.

Liked: What's not to like? It's got something for everyone, even those on a budget!

Disliked: We happened to come during a very rainy and stormy weekend. Not a fault of the city at all, but made travelling and sightseeing a pain..

100.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

GEORGINA LABORIN

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: always stay close to the subway station provides all visits

Liked: todo, no sabes ni por donde empezar!

Disliked: No.

24.4% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 20.0% Culture - 20.0% Getting around / public transport - 40.0%
Shopping - 20.0% Value for money? - 20.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 20.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 40.0% Nightlife / partying - 20.0% Sightseeing - 20.0%

LAYSA MAYRA UCHOA DA SILVA

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: Events / festivals

20 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take care when you book a hostel

Liked: I DONT HAVE SO MUCH TIME TO KNEW NY

Disliked: Rain.

53.3% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 60.0% Culture - 40.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 20.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 40.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 60.0% Nightlife / partying - 60.0% Sightseeing - 60.0%

Robin Vermeij

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Sleep at Brooklyn B & B in Chinatown Brooklyn

Liked: Central park Empire state building 9/11 memorial Times square

Disliked: To many people Expansive .

82.2% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 40.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Melinda Mosher

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Work / volunteering

20 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Travel with at least one other person if possible! It will make your trip more fun and prevent you from getting dragged into the dull, daily grind of the regular New Yorker's life, which I think sort of happened to me travelling alone.

Liked: I was only here for a short while on business, but I liked the fast pace and Central Park is very pretty.

Disliked: There are some parts where it feels unsafe to walk around alone..

75.6% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 40.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 60.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 80.0% Nightlife / partying - 60.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Rudolf Schreier

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Beach / sunbathing, City break, Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take your time! NYC is hurried enough when you're not on a tight schedule. You can still see everything great in NYC during 5 days, even if you take a few hours off here and then to just relax in a cafe somewhere.

Liked: The city is completely buzzing with activity (especially Manhattan). Pretty insane.

Disliked: I visited NYC in June, and the humidity was already pretty suffocating..

88.9% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 60.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Katharine DeVilbiss

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: There are a lot of economical activities to do in NYC but you have to plan ahead and search them out. On average, expect to spend $$

Liked: public transit is awesome. You can always find something to do & there are so many things to see

Disliked: It's a little hard not to get wrapped up in the hussle and bussle.

86.7% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 40.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Elaine Leclaire

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Shopping

19 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: EAT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! Food is so good! Just don't go to china-town restaurants. Also go see PS1 MoMa museum, it's priceless. Take the free ferry that pass in front of the statue of liberty, don't pay for one.

Liked: The food! (Levain bakery, Grimaldi's pizza...) The museums (PS1, Museum of natural history)! Central Park :D

Disliked: It's stressful... But heh, we were not there to relax. Also the subways are not really swell..

95.6% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Kim Sanchez

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: City break, Shopping

19 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: stay in a hostel you can make alot of friends

Liked: lots to do

Disliked: dirty .

97.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Marcin Serdeczny

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

19 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: come for more than 3 days so you could do many things. its such a big city

Liked: the sky lines

Disliked: the traffic, too congested .

80.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 40.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 20.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 60.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Peter Miles Cheadle

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: City break, Family Holiday, Partying / nightlife

18 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Coney island to grab a Nathan's hot dog... 9/11 memorial and take a tour to the statue of Liberty...

Liked: It's hums with life... Even at 12 at night

Disliked: If you decide to only use the subways prepare to walk and walk and walk......

97.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Jan Lubryka

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: have a good shoes

Liked: living

Disliked: loudness.

100.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Beirong Gu

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Business / conference

17 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: nothing special. going around is good enough.

Liked: everything except price

Disliked: price. maybe not so clean .

97.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Subash Raman

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17 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Get the Not For Tourists guide. It really gives you the inside dope on where it's at in the city. Also grab a copy of the Village Voice and check out the event listings

Liked: The museuems were fantastic, Central Park was vibrant and an amazing place to hang out

Disliked: Not really. People were amazing contrary to reputation.

100.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 100.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Ann Bermingham

Travel Type: With my spouse / partner

Trip Type: Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

17 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy and have fun.

Liked: Everything, great places to visit.

Disliked: No.

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