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Whether you want to visit the iconic Empire State Building, take a leisurely stroll through Central Park, or sample the sublime cocktails in East Village, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that New York City has to offer.
Dynamic and diverse, New York City is bursting at the seams with unmissable sights, mouth-watering cuisines, and truly unique experiences. From the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan to the trendy bars of Brooklyn, the vibrant jazz clubs of Harlem to the cobblestoned streets of SoHo, the city offers everything in abundance.
Our annually updated guide brings New York City to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our trademark illustrations.
– our pick of New York City’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
– the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
– detailed maps and walks which make navigating the city easy
– easy-to-follow itineraries
– expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
– color-coded chapters to every part of New York City from the Upper East Side to Lower Manhattan, Chelsea to Chinatown
– our new lightweight format, so you can take your guide with you wherever you go
Have less time? Try our pocket-friendly Top 10 New York City for top 10 lists to all things New York City.
From the Publisher
Welcome to New York City
Explore New York City’s soaring skyscrapers, stately museums, sultry bars, bustling stores and so much more with the help of your DK Eyewitness guide. Whether you’re here for a quick visit or a grand tour, we’ll help you navigate the very best this incredible city has to offer.
In-depth area-by-area guides
Our in-depth area guides make traveling around New York City easy, whether you want to enjoy the spectacle of Time Square, escape the hustle and bustle in Central Park, cross the iconic Brooklyn bridge or discover the nostalgic delights of Coney Island — we’ve got you covered. And our selection of itineraries suggest several realistic ways to make the most of your time — whether you’re staying for a week or just a few days.
Look inside the biggest sights
Explore New York City’s favorite landmarks with our famous cross-section illustrations, including 3D guides to Ellis Island and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as illustrated short walks through the city’s neighborhoods.
With so much to see, we’ve created expert-led special features that show how to experience New York City your way. Across detailed page spreads, we take a look at how to sample the best cuisine, marvel at the most awe-inspiring architecture, visit the best galleries, relive the city’s rich history, catch a sporting event and discover the best experiences off the beaten track.
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