New York

It’s no wonder New York is one of the most visited states in the U.S. Home to New York City, one of the world’s great metropolises and a hub of art, culture, food, theater, and, well, almost everything, as well as beautiful nature like the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind destination for travelers.

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Planning your trip

Use these articles, resources, and guides to plan and inspire your next trip in New York.

Read Before You Go
The new Warren Street Hotel from British hotelier and designer Kit Kemp is brightening up New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood.
Omer Acar, the CEO Raffles and Fairmont, shares his vision behind the recent growth of both luxury hotel brands and talks about what great hospitality truly means. (Spoiler alert: It’s all about people.)
AFAR’s picks for the 31 best new hotels in the world.
These are the finest places to stay in the Big Apple.
Choosing a hotel in New York City can be overwhelming. Here, we narrow down the options to the best of the best in Brooklyn.
For some visitors, short-term rentals provide a way to access neighborhoods and pricing they can’t access otherwise with hotel stays. But residents complain about a depleting affordable housing supply.
A neoclassical bank in New York City’s energetic Lower East Side neighborhood has been transformed into a luxurious boutique hotel.
A touch of Paris lands in Tribeca with the U.S. debut of the Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York.
After a decade of closure, the revived NYC landmark is welcoming a new generation of travelers and local creatives into its legend-filled spaces.
The room rates are eye-watering—but the promise from the brand is that a couple of nights at an Aman will feel like a week staying anywhere else.
Fully renovated and reimagined, the new Canoe Place Inn and Cottages in Hampton Bays is more than just a hotel. It’s a cultural crossroads where history buffs, art enthusiasts, and gourmands can gather once more.
Resources to help plan your trip
What could be more all-American than escaping your everyday routine and holing up in a cozy retreat by one of the country’s picturesque lakes?
Explore Asian American art, history, and culture at these engaging exhibits.
Lessons learned taking a Tesla road trip.
Hikes, museums, and train rides await, from Hawaiʻi to New York and beyond.
From raising up underserved communities to fighting book bans, these indie shops are on a mission.
Give your summer travels a healthy dose of arts and culture with these spectacular events.
Get a glimpse of the plugged-in future on these tours.
New York City may be one of the most written-about places in the United States. Here are some of the best reads about the five boroughs to build anticipation before you go.
Highlights for 2024 include Jeremy Strong in an Ibsen drama and a new offering from James Beard–winning chef Andrew Carmellini.
Skip the well-known extravaganzas this year and raise your pint of Guinness at one of these rollicking events instead.
Because where else would you be?
From a deserted Bolivian “train cemetery” to an empty, Romanian salt mine, these are some of the world’s most fascinating and unusual tourist attractions.
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