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Travel Guide: New York

Welcome to "The Best of New York," a GAYOT travel guide featuring the hottest things to see and do, top restaurants, luxe hotels and spas, avant-garde attractions and other important information for sophisticated travelers and diners. Whether you are a local resident or tourist, our destination guide will steer you to must-see sights and happenings in N.Y.C. and surrounding areas.

The Best of New York

Holiday decorations in the Art Deco lobby at the Empire State Building in New York City

ESB Unwrapped
Celebrate the holidays in New York City and partake in the month-long festivities of "ESB Unwrapped." The Empire State Building hosts a variety of fun activities beginning November 18, 2015, to January 5, 2016. Sparkling holiday decorations are displayed in the building's Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, and there will be surprise celebrity guest appearances at the 86th floor observatory. Enjoy music performances and special tower lights displays to commemorate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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Visit Times Square, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Things to Do in New York City

Top 10 Things to Do in New York City
Take a bite out of the Big Apple with GAYOT's Top 10 Things to Do in New York City. From world-famous icons such as the Statue of Liberty to local haunts like the High Line, our favorite attractions make for an unforgettable NYC vacation.

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Succulent steak dish at M. Wells Steakhouse in Long Island City, New York

Top 10 Steakhouses in New York
Not all steaks are created equal. At these meccas of meat, experienced grill masters have made an art form of cooking prime cuts to perfection. Whether you prefer rare or well-done, porterhouse or prime rib, GAYOT's Top 10 Steakhouses in New York are sure to satisfy your beef craving.

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Tuome restaurant is one of GAYOT's Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in New York

Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in New York
Looking for a new dining destination in NYC? GAYOT's list is constantly updated with the hottest up-and-coming restaurants in town, so you can be the first to try them out.

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A wedding ceremony at The Plaza, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wedding Hotels in New York

Top 10 Wedding Hotels in New York
Whether you dream of having your wedding in an elegant ballroom or on a rooftop overlooking the city, these hotels offer the perfect setting for your special day. Say "I do" at one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wedding Hotels in New York.

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The lantern-lit pool at Shibui Spa at The Greenwich Hotel in New York City, New York

Top 10 Spas in New York
From eucalyptus steam rooms to water lounges, VIP suites to decadent hammams — and, of course, the best talent in the business — New York's top-of-the-line spas offer something for every type of spa aficionado.

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Plan your trip to New York City with GAYOT's 72-hour travel guide

New York City
If you like fast-paced and high-energy city life, look no further than New York City. This metropolis is home to Times Square, the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, and with so many sights to explore, you won't be resting much. So sink your teeth into the Big Apple and find out the must-see spots in GAYOT's 72-hour travel guide.

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