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To know "The City" like a local might still be the greatest badge of honor for travelers. But take a breath: you won't be able to cover the countless museums, galleries, restaurants, watering holes—and, yes, $1 pizza slices—all in one visit, but that's the good news. Now that the outer boroughs draw as much attention as Manhattan, it makes repeated trips not only possible, but essential.

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Here's How to Spend Christmas in New York City 
Our editors' favorite holiday activities in the city they call home.
The 7 Best Bars for Live Music in Brooklyn
Where to experience the borough's diverse, energetic, and sponetaneous music scene—any night of the week.
34 Best Hotels in New York City
With everything from NoMad hotspots to Brooklyn breakouts, this city is the ultimate hotel town.
10 Best Rooftop Bars in New York City
Where the city looks its most beautiful, enjoyed with the perfect drink in hand.
The Best Museum Shops in New York City
Our favorite spots for artsy and historic gifts and souvenirs.

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The New York City Art Exhibits to Hit This Spring & Summer
Starring a Yayoi Kusama installation, Karl Lagerfeld retrospective, and multiple Picasso spotlights.
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10 New York City Hotels With Private Balconies—and Stunning Views
For when you need some outdoor space to take in those great city views.
Food & Drink
Double Chicken Please Is the Best Bar in North America
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Women Who Travel
Inside the New York City Dance Company Celebrating Its Ukrainian Heritage
Founded in the 1970s, the Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is finding strength in tradition.
Air Travel
Air France’s Lounge at JFK Offers French Cooking and Free Clarins Facials
The two-level space in Terminal 1 offers thoughtful pre-flight amenities for fliers in the New York City airport. 
The 11 Best Spas in New York City
From Japanese Shiatsu massage and a Roman bathhouse to a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at a new social wellness club.
Air Travel
Inside the Brand New Terminal A Building at Newark Liberty International Airport
Yes, it's true—the once dark and dank building has been traded in for a light and airy space.
Places to Stay
NYC Hotel Week Is Here—Save on Stays at The William Vale, The Beekman, and More Top-Tier Hotels
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Places to Stay
The Best Boutique Hotels in NYC to Bookmark for Your Next Trip
From a Tribeca haunt owned by Robert De Niro to a SoHo hideaway with a rooftop pool.
Places to Stay
New York City's Hotel Scene Is More Glamorous Than Ever
A dazzling set of openings across Manhattan signals an opulent shift in the city's hospitality scene.
Air Travel
A Look Inside JFK’s Shiny New Terminal 8
Featuring swanky lounges and concierge-style check-in areas.
Food & Drink
Midtown Dining is Back With 8 Exciting New Restaurants—Just in Time for the Holidays
From a Singapore-inspired hawker center to a celebrity-backed hangout.
Air Travel
I Flew on Air New Zealand's 17-Hour Nonstop Flight From New York to Auckland—And the New Route Is a Game Changer
The historic new nonstop flight means friendly staff, delicious meals, better sleep, and no more onerous layovers.
The Best Bike Routes for Exploring New York City's Boroughs
Cycling in New York can be intimidating, but with a bit of research and planning you can take advantage of the city’s ample bike paths and quieter backstreets.
Readers' Choice Awards
2022 Readers’ Choice Awards: The Top Hotels in New York City
Nothing beats the pleasure of checking into a great hotel. Here are the top ones in NYC, as voted by Traveler readers.