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Facts About New York City, NY

Regional Population: 8,008,278

Elevation: 10 meters

Time Zone: America/New_York

Local Currency: USD

Latitude: 40.7142691

Longitude: -74.0059729

Nearby Airports: NYC, JFK, LGA, JRB, JRE, FLU, QNY, NWS, NES

Top Trips: road trips to New York City

How Far Is It: distance to New York City


Articles About New York City, NY

New York City On My Mind

New York City is its own world of things to see and do, for individuals and family travelers alike. Read here for our expert’s recommendations.

New York City: College Visit Guide

Learn how to get the most out of your New York City campus visit with a suggested itinerary to cover the major schools in the city, along with recommended attractions and restaurants.

New York City Hotels in the Neighborhood

Live like a New Yorker when you stay at family friendly neighborhood hotels that immerse you in the local scene.

New York City Travel Guides

Two great books for two distinct audiences: family travelers and those looking for off-the-beaten-path exploration.

Rural vs. Urban College Campus Visits

A College Visit to a small-town, rural campus should focus on different factors than visiting a bustling city campus. Here’s what to know for both.

Certifiably Green: Hotels That Love the Earth

Find the greenest lodging with this round-up of eco-certified U.S. hotels that care about your well being and the planet.

Be Like Bond, James Bond

Do as Agent 007 would and drive an Aston Martin, skydive sans parachute and sip Vesper martinis at London’s Dukes Hotel.

10 Top Spring Break Spots

Best destinations for students or families for a memorable Spring Break getaway.

An Earth Day Party Guide

Celebrate Mother Nature at top Earth Day fetes and spring festivals around the world.

Dad’s Day Travel Deals for 2009

Show Dad how cool he is by sending him on an outdoor adventure or a guys’ golfing getaway with his buddies.

Safe Extreme Adventures for Families

Try these wild, but safe, activities to satisfy the adrenaline junkies in your family.

Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Events

Check out these St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations around the world to show your love for the Irish.

Top 10 U.S. Boutique Shopping Destinations

For those who like local, one-of-a-kind finds, here’s a list of the best boutique shopping cities in the U.S.

Top 10 Holiday Events for the Family

Start the holiday season with these fun top family activities including concerts for the kids, a train ride with Santa and chocolate-making demonstrations.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Parades

Communities pull out all the stops to celebrate the November holiday with family-oriented parades.

The World’s Top Architecture Museums

These marvelous museums help us understand our built environment—and its past, present and future.

Top Monster Mashes and Halloween Bashes

Check out some of these spooky but fun fright fests taking place this Halloween season.

10 Top Natural History Museums

Explore everything from the evolution of the universe to 85 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons at exhibits offered at these natural history museums around the globe.

9 Alternative New York Attractions

Check out these lesser-known New York sightseeing gems, from Manhattan’s last natural salt marsh and 18th century farmhouses to a remote Buddhist museum.

7 Favorite Family-Friendly Restaurants in NYC

New Yorkers are some of the most discerning diners in the world. Same goes for New York City kids. Check out these family-friendly restaurants on your next trip to the Big Apple.

New York Sightseeing From the Water

From traditional sightseeing boat tours to kayaking the Hudson River and visiting working docks in New York Harbor, see the city from a new vantage point.

10 New York Spots to Take Your Kids Before They’re Teenagers

Our NYC expert shares her favorite places in the city for some parent-child bonding while on vacation in the Big Apple.

Valentine’s Day Events to Remember

Sharpen your Cupid’s arrow and take your sweetheart to one of these annual love events held around the world.

Fine Dining on the Fly

At some airports, you can bypass the fast-food feeding frenzy and enjoy a real meal at one of these 14 worthy eateries.

Top U.S. Holiday Teas

Hotels around the country are gearing up for the holidays with select Christmas-themed teas for the entire family.

10 Top NYC Restaurant Experiences

From no-frills budget fare to a special meal to remember forever, TravelMuse’s editor shares her top picks for authentic and memorable New York City dining.

Summer Travel Deals: Hawaii, Steamboat Cruises, Tanglewood and NYC

Summertime living is easy for families, with deals from the Big Island, to steamboat river tours, to New York City’s Flatotel.

Hotel Packages in San Francisco, Greece, New York and Asheville

This week’s discounts are at San Francisco hotels, a free night’s stay in Santorini, a museum package in New York and passes to North Carolina attractions.

New York, Safari, Spa and Tahiti Deals

Check out deals for art and family packages in New York, an African tour in Kenya, spa credits at Ritz-Carlton and affordable Tahiti for families.

Hudson 400: Henry Hudson’s Historic Voyage

It’s been four centuries since this Dutch explorer discovered the Hudson River. Check out the events slated for the year-long celebrations throughout New York State.

Cause Abroad, American Girl Experience and Family Deals

Walk for charity, pamper your American Girl, visit Vancouver and bring the whole crew for cheap to Ireland or Mexico.

Family Deals: Disney, San Francisco, Beijing, New York

This week's specials range from an Orlando single-parent family deal to a package for the Beijing Olympics.

In Love With New York

Despite its ongoing changes, no other place in the world can match the creative energy, vibrancy and diversity of New York City.


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