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Travel Guide: New York

New York City Skyline

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.

Find the best restaurants in NY

The Best New York Restaurants
From burgers to haute cuisine, the wide range of selections should satisfy your appetite.

Find the best sushi, pizza, delis and more in New York!

Check out GAYOT's Top Hotel lists to find top-of-the-line accommodations like Essex House

Best Hotels in New York

New York City has so many hotel options it can be tough to decide which is best for each occasion. That's why GAYOT has compiled a variety of lists suited to fill anyone's needs. Whether looking for a romantic getaway or a place for the whole family, there is a list to make sure you end up with the perfect lodging.

Find the best hotels in New York

Read GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Spas in New York to find relaxing escapes like the VIP Spa Suite at the Mandarin Oriental, 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.

Find the best spas in New York

Peruse GAYOT's Top 10 Italian Restaurants in New York to find red sauce joints like Peasant

Top 10 Italian Restaurants

Whether you're craving a simple plate of spaghetti and meatballs, or an osso buco that melts in your mouth, here are GAYOT's choices for the Top 10 Italian Restaurants in New York.

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Save with CityPass!

Save time and money on your next vacation with the CityPass booklet. It contains admission tickets to the city's top attractions at a substantially reduced price.

Explore New York
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