NYC Neighborhood Guide - Visit Like a Local [Infographic]


New York City is a wonderfully diverse city comprising many separate neighborhoods - each possessing unique characteristics.


Where to Stay in the Big Apple?

New York City trips take you to a wonderfully diverse city comprising many separate neighborhoods – each possessing unique characteristics. Ready to take a tour of the neighborhoods in Manhattan? Manhattan is a small island, but it's packed with unique neighborhoods to visit and enjoy. Here goes it, our NYC neighborhood guide.

  • Harlem – Historical center of urban African-American culture. Home to the Apollo Theater and many clubs and restaurants, Harlem is a great place to stay for nights in search of soul food and music for the soul.
  • Upper East Side – Home of the fabled Museum Mile. Great neighborhood for shopping and people-watching.
  • Upper West Side – Funky and diverse, this neighborhood is family friendly and perhaps the stroller capital of New York.
  • Midtown – The most visited area of NYC, it's fast, crowded and fun. Midtown's a great place to visit with your teens for an experience they'll never forget in the vibrant heart of the city. Stay in Midtown to be close to Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building and other famous sights you won't want to miss.
  • Gramercy Park and Chelsea – Both some of the most coveted real estate in New York and haven for writers and artists.
  • Greenwich Village – This town-within-a-city has quaint curvy streets, restored town houses and cozy restaurants. Greenwich Village is the bustling home to New York University campus, a historic preservation district and the local business and professional community.
  • Little Italy and Chinatown – Little Italy is a vibrant and colorful neighborhood. Chinatown has ethnic shops, street vendors and tempting pastry shops.
  • Financial DistrictLower Manhattan's Financial District comprises Wall Street, City Hall, government offices and Battery Park City. This is your jumping-off point to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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