NYC Neighborhood Guide - Visit Like a Local [Infographic]
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 District – Lower 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 .