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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Lined with huge, brilliantly lit billboards and screens, Times Square is the place to go in New York in the evening, but still exciting at any time of day. This is the location of New York's New Year's Eve Celebrations and the famous "ball drop" at midnight, when the square and surrounding streets are filled with people. Times Square is busy and perpetually crowded but has its own unique appeal. Bleachers set up at one end are a great place to take a break and appreciate the scene. Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was named in 1904 after the New York Times tower. The newspaper first posted current headlines along its moving sign, the first of its kind in the world, in 1928. Address: Broadway and 7th Avenue, New York, New York ”
  • 508 locals recommend
  • 92 Experiences
Mexican Restaurant
“Great to enjoy NYC views while having fresh guac made in front of you and some great Mexican food.”
  • 77 locals recommend
History Museum
“Huge retired Navy carrier docked right here in our ports! there is a fee to come in but military is free. if you Into war games and aviation, this is the museum for you”
  • 134 locals recommend
“Grassy areas, floral gardens, benches, summer concerts & NYC skyline views from waterside cliffs.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Amazing seafood and beef - right on the water with great views of the city!”
  • 45 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Mexican Restaurant
“The famous Hell's Kitchen is the best place in New York to experience fine dinning with many great cafes and bars as well. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Cuban Restaurant
“Food very delicious and excellent prices, try an appetizer called "Rumberito" for drinks mojitos, sangrias and pina coladas”
  • 40 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“This restaurant is gorgeous and it is located in the MOST beautiful walk way where you can see New York City. Amazing place to walk round and take photographs in.”
  • 31 locals recommend
“167-acre lakefront, clifftop park with NYC views has 45 sports facilities, trails & a dog run. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“My favorite ramen place. There is a line because it is so small so go early or late or expect to wait outside”
  • 86 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Good food, though a little on the spicy side. Nice atmosphere, within walking distance.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“If you want to have a drink and have a good time with some music but you don’t want to go far from home this is the right place. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Open since 1939, this classic 24/7 diner offers American comfort eats, plus a full bar. From Coach House "We are one of the few places where you won’t have the headache of having to find parking. There are over 100 spots available to park and immediately enjoy your unique Coach House experience. Our dining rooms can hold almost 300 guests. Refresh yourself with a Happy Hour cocktail at our Manhattan style bar or indulge inCome to the Coach House today, and you’ll see for yourself the latest chapter in the history of the Pappas family and the Coach House in Hudson County. Renovations were completed in 2008 of the entire diner… the building may look a little different, but the spirit of the place is very much as it ever was. Today our dedicated staff works hard to create the tastiest food with the best ingredients and a cozy, inviting atmosphere."”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Amazing views of the city with a long list of drinks and a incredible food menu. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
“Fancy ground-floor food court housing revered vendors, plus a mix of counter & communal seating.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“I’m not a big fan of fast food, but I love these burgers… be prepared for a long wait at peak times...”
  • 58 locals recommend