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Manhattan hardly needs an introduction. Known the world over as "The Big Apple," Manhattan is one of five boroughs of New York City, and one of the largest cities in the world, famous for its museums, Broadway shows, five star restaurants, diverse cultural communities and spectacular shopping - not to mention the incredible nightlife. It's basically divided into the following sections: Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor, Midtown Manhattan and Upper Manhattan. Manhattan is one of the most desirable most visited destinations in the world. Visit Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village; walk the Brooklyn Bridge and spend a day in Central Park. The trendy historic district of SoHo has the greatest concentration of cast-iron architecture in the U.S. and is home to dozens of art galleries, restaurants and shops. No place else in the world is quite like New York. There are more than 150 world-class museums, 18,000 restaurants and unbelievable shopping choices. First time visitors will want to see the Statue of Liberty, ride the Staten Island Ferry, soak up the atmosphere in Greenwich Village and SoHo, and explore the South Street Seaport, which has great views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lots of shopping and restaurants on the water. Taking a tour on a double-decker bus is a good idea. An inexpensive way to see the city is with a self-guided walking tour through the various ethnic neighborhoods that offer intriguing shops and restaurants. Manhattan has attractions just for kids, too, so whether it's a family vacation or a weekend getaway for two - it's one of a kind vacation destination.

Surrounding areas: Bronx, New York (6.5 mi), Queens, New York (8.4 mi), Brooklyn, New York (9.0 mi), Jamaica Bay, New York (14.2 mi), Port Washington, New York (14.3 mi), Roxbury, New York (15.5 mi), Staten Island, New York (16.8 mi)

Manhattan Vacation Rentals

Manhattan Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hotel Beacon2130 BroadwayNew York, NY (212) 787-1100
Hotel Belleclaire250 W 77th StNew York, NY (212) 362-7700
On The Ave Hotel2178 BroadwayNew York, NY (800) 497-6028
Riverside Tower Hotel80 Riverside DrNew York, NY (212) 877-5200
Courtyard Manhattan/Upper East Side410 E 92ND StNew York, NY1.1 mi.(212) 410-6777
The Melrose Hotel - Ny140 E 63rd StNew York, NY1.3 mi.(212) 838-5700
West Park Hotel308 West 58th StNew York, NY1.4 mi.(212) 445-0200
Holiday Inn-midtown 57TH ST440 W 57TH StNew York, NY1.5 mi.(212) 581-8100
Park Central New York870 Seventh AveNew York, NY1.5 mi.(212) 247-8000
The Blakely Hotel136 W 55th StNew York, NY1.5 mi.(212) 245-1800
Oakwood Worldwide Bridgetower Place401 E 60TH StNew York, NY1.6 mi.(888) 268-9998
Peninsula Hotel700 Fifth AveNew York, NY1.6 mi.(212) 247-2200
Rihga Royal Hotel151 W 54th StNew York, NY1.6 mi.(212) 307-5000
Sheraton New York Hotel And Towers811 Seventh AveNew York, NY1.6 mi.(212) 581-1000
The ST Regis2 E 55TH StNew York, NY1.6 mi.(212) 753-4500
The Warwick Hotel65 West 54th StNew York, NY1.6 mi.(800) 223-4099
Club Quarters Rockefeller Center25 W 51st StNew York, NY1.7 mi.(212) 262-3200
Flatotel135 W 52nd StNew York, NY1.7 mi.(212) 887-9400
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel851 Eighth AveNew York, NY1.7 mi.(212) 581-4100
Michelangelo Hotel152 W 51ST StNew York, NY1.7 mi.(212) 765-0505
Novotel New York Hotel226 W 52ND StNew York, NY1.7 mi.(212) 315-0100
Sheraton Manhattan790 Seventh AveNew York, NY1.7 mi.(212) 581-3300
Washington Jefferson Hotel318 W 51st StNew York, NY1.7 mi.(212) 246-7550
Crowne Plaza - Manhattan1605 BroadwayNew York, NY1.8 mi.(212) 977-4000
Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel New York City569 Lexington AveNew York, NY1.8 mi.(212) 752-7000
New York Palace Hotel455 Madison AveNew York, NY1.8 mi.(212) 888-7000
The Time Hotel224 West 49th StNew York, NY1.8 mi.(212) 246-5252
Belvedere Hotel319 W 48th StNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 245-7000
Benjamin Hotel125 E 50TH StNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 715-2500
Best Western President Hotel234 W 48TH StNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 246-8800
Doubletree Guest Suites1568 BroadwayNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 719-1600
Econo Lodge Times Square302 W 47th StNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 246-1991
Intercontinental The Barclay New York111 E 48TH StNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 755-5900
New York Marriott East Side525 Lexington AveNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 755-4000
New York Renaissance Hotel714 Seventh AveNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 765-7676
Quality Times Square157 W 47th StNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 827-1916
The W New York Hotel541 Lexington AveNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 755-1200
W New York-Times Square1567 BroadwayNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 930-7400
Waldorf Astoria Hotel301 Park AveNew York, NY1.9 mi.(212) 355-3000
Club Quarters40 West 45th StNew York, NY2.0 mi.(212) 354-6400

Manhattan Weather & Climate

Manhattan and the surrounding area have four seasons of changeable weather. Summers are often hot and muggy and last until September. Temperatures usually soar to near 100 degrees F. for a week to ten days in mid-July to mid-August. Another uncomfortable time to visit New York City is during January and February when temps are often in the 20s and the concrete canyons of the city can turn into wind tunnels. Otherwise, the rest of the year the weather is comfortable, with March usually being the rainiest month. May offers great weather - just warm enough for walking around but cool enough to remain comfortable. Autumn has more sunshine than spring, although both are clear and bright. New York City is magical at Christmas time and the changing leaves of fall makes it a beautiful time to visit the area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 26°F 4.13 in. 36°F
February 41°F 28°F 3.15 in. 35°F
March 49°F 35°F 4.37 in. 38°F
April 60°F 44°F 4.28 in. 44°F
May 70°F 54°F 4.69 in. 52°F
June 79°F 63°F 3.84 in. 60°F
July 84°F 68°F 4.62 in. 69°F
August 82°F 67°F 4.22 in. 70°F
September 74°F 60°F 4.23 in. 68°F
October 63°F 49°F 3.85 in. 60°F
November 53°F 41°F 4.36 in. 57°F
December 42°F 31°F 3.95 in. 52°F

Manhattan Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the La Guardia airport (LGA) located about 4 miles east of Manhattan in New York, New York, the Teterboro airport (TEB) located approximately 6 miles northwest of Manhattan in Teterboro, New Jersey, the Newark Liberty International airport (EWR) located roughly 12 miles southwest of Manhattan in Newark, New Jersey, and finally the John F Kennedy International airport (JFK) located around 13 miles southeast of Manhattan in New York, New York.

Manhattan Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
AstrolandBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Coney Island BoardwalkBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Coney Island - Kenny KaufmanBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ParkBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Nellie Bly ParkBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Glen Island ParkNew RochelleNY13.1 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY20.1 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY22.9 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY23.0 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ23.9 mi.
Keansburg Amusement ParkKeansburgNJ25.1 mi.
AdventurelandFarmingdaleNY27.5 mi.
Sports Plus Entertainment CenterLake GroveNY44.8 mi.
Jenkinson's BoardwalkPoint Pleasant BeachNJ48.0 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterMedfordNY50.6 mi.
Country Fair Entertainment ParkMedfordNY50.6 mi.
Kid's KingdomMedfordNY50.6 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ53.1 mi.
Casino PierSeaside HeightsNJ58.3 mi.
Blackbeard's CaveBayvilleNJ59.1 mi.
Water Parks
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY52.1 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA65.5 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY68.8 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA72.2 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA80.8 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ83.1 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA83.6 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ85.8 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA93.1 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ108.9 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY112.2 mi.
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT118.4 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI118.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Mosholu Golf Course & Driving RangeBronxNY6.5 mi.
Pelham Split Rock Golf ClubBronxNY6.5 mi.
Van Cortlandt Park Golf CourseBronxNY6.5 mi.
Overpeck County Golf CourseTeaneckNJ7.7 mi.
Breezy Point Executive Golf CourseQueensNY8.4 mi.
Flushing Meadows Pitch & Putt Golf CourseFlushingNY8.4 mi.
Kissena Park Golf CourseFlushingNY8.4 mi.
Dyker Beach Golf CourseBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Marine Park Golf CourseBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseWoodhavenNY9.4 mi.
Hendricks Field Golf CourseBellevilleNJ9.6 mi.
Lake Isle Town ParkEastchesterNY9.8 mi.
Clearview Golf CourseBaysideNY10.4 mi.
Dunwoodie Golf CourseYonkersNY10.9 mi.
Sprain Lake Golf CourseYonkersNY10.9 mi.
Weequahic Park Golf CourseNewarkNJ11.3 mi.
Holland Hills Country ClubGlenwoodNY11.5 mi.
Tamcrest Country ClubAlpineNJ11.7 mi.
Douglaston Golf ClubDouglastonNY12.0 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf ClubParamusNJ12.1 mi.
Paramus Golf CourseParamusNJ12.1 mi.
Emerson Golf ClubEmersonNJ13.2 mi.
Francis Byrne Golf CourseWest OrangeNJ13.8 mi.
Chemung Golf CourseWaverlyNY14.1 mi.
DJs Golf Center Par 3WaverlyNY14.1 mi.
Shepard Hills Country ClubWaverlyNY14.1 mi.
Bergen Hills Country ClubRiver ValeNJ14.5 mi.
Valley Brook Golf ClubRiver ValeNJ14.5 mi.
Harbor Links Golf CoursePort WashingtonNY14.7 mi.
Rockleigh Golf CourseRockleighNJ15.1 mi.
Ski Areas
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ30.5 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY38.6 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY53.8 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY53.8 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA55.7 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT65.7 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA68.0 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY71.0 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA72.2 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA76.5 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT79.8 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT80.4 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ83.1 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ83.1 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA85.3 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA87.7 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY97.9 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY99.1 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY99.7 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA102.2 mi.
State Parks
Palisades State ParkNJ11.8 mi. 
Palisades State ParkNY15.4 mi. 
Valley Stream State ParkNY16.5 mi. 
Tallman Mountain State ParkNY16.6 mi. 
Hempstead Lake State ParkNY18.5 mi. 
Blauvelt State ParkNY19.9 mi. 
Rockland Lake State ParkNY24.1 mi. 
Hook Mountain State ParkNY24.8 mi. 
Edison State ParkNJ24.9 mi. 
Bethpage State ParkNY27.2 mi. 
Jones Beach State ParkNY27.4 mi. 
Caumsett State ParkNY28.1 mi. 
High Tor State ParkNY28.1 mi. 
Ringwood Manor State ParkNJ28.7 mi. 
Mianus River State ParkCT28.8 mi. 
Cheesequake State ParkNJ28.9 mi. 
Washington Rock State ParkNJ29.0 mi. 
Farny State ParkNJ29.4 mi. 
Stony Point State ParkNY31.6 mi. 
Belmont Lake State ParkNY33.6 mi. 
China the BeautifulGuttenbergNJ2.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
American Museum of the Moving ImageAstoriaNY2.0 mi.(Technology)
Isamu Noguchi Garden MuseumLong Island CityNY2.8 mi.(Art)
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(History)
Museum of Chinese in the AmericasNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(History)
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the HolocaustNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(History)
South Street Seaport MuseumNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(History)
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration MuseumNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(History)
Web Museum of Calendars and Wood TypesNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(History)
Eli Wilner & CompanyNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Italian American MuseumNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Kingston Trolley Museum of New YorkNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Frick CollectionNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Jewish MuseumNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
National Sports MuseumNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New-York Historical SocietyNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Pierpont Morgan LibraryNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space MuseumNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Technology)
Museum at the Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Television & RadioNew YorkNY5.2 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY5.2 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY7.0 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY7.9 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY9.0 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ12.5 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY17.8 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT47.8 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY70.6 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ84.8 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA85.3 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE109.9 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT111.4 mi.

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