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The Big Apple was once synonymous with Manhattan. Not anymore. The other four boroughs now command their own identities and distinct appeal, with each offering a rich mix of history, gastronomy, liquidity (bars) and everything in between. You'll find navigating this cultural and energising smorgasbord a whole lot easier with our NYC travel guide.

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Places to stay

Best place to stay in Manhattan? Central Park is perfect for a gentle introduction to the city. Surrounding this oasis in the middle of Manhattan, you’ll find plenty of chic hotels, modern apartments and slick rooms.

If you dream of waking up, enjoying a leisurely breakfast and then shopping at the high-end boutiques on 5th Avenue, opt for a luxury or boutique hotel nearby.Fancy stumbling onto a movie set or spotting a celebrity? You’ll need a loft apartment in the Meatpacking District, Upper West side or eclectic Soho.

For a more relaxed and cheaper stay in NYC head over to Brooklyn - the western tip of Long Island, with its distinctive urban architecture, leafy streets and beautiful brownstone row houses. And when you book your New York stay with Qantas Hotels, you’ll be sure to find the ideal accommodation with options for every budget and taste.

Things to do

Begin by ticking off the iconic landmarks and art museums by working your way from Central Park, towards the top of the Rockefeller Centre or the Empire State Building for spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. Then jump on the free Staten Island Ferry to capture that Instagram post with the historic Stature of Liberty.

If music and arts are your thing, don't miss seeing a musical on Broadway, like the smash-hit Wicked. Want to live like a local New Yorker? Head to the Brooklyn Flea Markets, browse vintage clothing in Williamsburg and then grab lunch from a food truck. With endless things to do for families and travellers of all ages, New York is an irresistible destination.

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Central Park

Give yourself a gentle introduction to the city by exploring its beloved natural gem Central Park. The location of a million movie scenes, this oasis in the middle of Manhattan has over 800 acres of lush green parklands, duck filled ponds, beautiful historic trees and year round entertainment.

The best way to see it all? By bicycle. For an early morning jaunt, head to the park any time after 6am. You can rent a bike for two hours and go solo or book an expedition through Central Park Bike Tours.

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Broadway

Broadway is the bright beating heart of the NYC’s performing arts scene. No visit to the City is complete without experiencing the exciting entertainment options in Midtown Manhattan’s Theatre District, where dozens of historic venues stage the latest musicals, long-running hits and top dramas every night of the week.

Whether you pre-book to catch your favourite show or grab a last minute ticket for a spontaneous night out, Broadway is one experience not to be missed.

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Getting around

From the airport: Qantas customers on flights to New York from Australia will arrive at New York’s JFK International Airport. There are plenty of transport options to get you into Manhattan. The AirTrain is cheap and easy, although please note that you have to transfer to the subway. 

In and around the city: getting around New York is part of the experience. The subway is cheap, efficient and simple to navigate while New York’s iconic yellow cabs are easy to hail. You could also catch an Uber join a hop-on hop-off tour.

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