A memorable, trouble-free escape begins with knowing a little about your destination. It's time to acquaint yourself with the fundamentals about Manhattan!
Around 2 miles (3 kilometers) northeast of downtown New York, Manhattan is one of the neighborhoods that make this city so charming.
Travelers to New York will be rubbing shoulders with roughly 8,200,000 people.
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If you'd love to discover the true essence of Manhattan, it makes sense to stay close by. Luckily, that's easy to do! There are 102 places to rest your head a quick walk away.
If you're wanting a luxurious vacation, you'll find no greater place in Manhattan than The St. Regis New York (Two East 55th St) or the Mandarin Oriental, New York (80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street). If that's not what you're after, have a look at the West Side YMCA (5 West 63rd Street) or the Central Park West Hostel (201 W 87th Street). You'll be able to put away some cash and still have an amazing vacation.
Jump on the plane and get some shut-eye. Once you've arrived at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), you'll have to travel about 5 miles (8 kilometers) to reach the center of Manhattan.
Getting off the beaten track is an awesome way to discover a new place. So, how about doing it from behind a steering wheel? Organize a rental vehicle via Travelocity and get set to crank up your favorite tunes in Manhattan.
Arriving by air? Avis at LaGuardia Airport is the outlet to go to after you escape baggage claim.
In the city center, you'll find Hertz at 157 West 83Rd Street. Its central location makes for a simple and straightforward pick up. You can also try Avis at 216 W 76Th St (At Broadway).
You've got a world of things to keep you busy in this lively neighborhood. Attractions like the Ed Sullivan Theater and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are a short drive away.
Don't let yourself miss out on enjoying a concert at Carnegie Hall! Be sure to get your tickets early. Want more nearby options? Renoir, the famous French painter, once stated that to understand art, you have to go to a museum and look at it. Why not heed the advice and stop at Metropolitan Museum of Art on your trip? And that's not all. Enjoy your choice of music shows and exhibits offered by Lincoln Center and become more knowledgeable about local culture.
Every now and then, getaway experiences can be so phenomenal that they totally blow us away. They become cherished moments to relive for a long time to come. Are you ready to make some unforgettable new memories?
If planning an itinerary isn't your favorite thing, no worries — we'll have you covered. Manhattan offers an awesome selection of activities. These are our top picks:
Take the opportunity to explore some nearby destinations such as Madison Avenue or Upper West Side. Madison Avenue is about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) from Manhattan, while Upper West Side is 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometer) away.
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