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Travel Guide: New York

New York City Skyline
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.

Maysville in the Flatiron District, one of GAYOT's 25 Best New York Restaurants

The 25 Best New York Restaurants
In a sprawling metropolis known for its quality cuisine, separating the merely good restaurants from the great ones can be tough, which is why we're here to help. Check out GAYOT's Top 25 Restaurants in New York City to find the summer's hottest dining spots.

See the entire list with recommended dishes!

What goes into the $250 Indulgence Burger? Read GAYOT's blog to find out

Beer & Buns Indulgence Burger

Would you spend $250 for a hamburger? Check out GAYOT's blog to see what we thought of the $250 Indulgence Burger served by Beer & Buns in NYC.

Get the scoop on the Indulgence Burger

The Spa at Trump SoHo's luxe hammans are the first of its kind in Manhattan OASIS IN THE CITY
The Spa at Trump SoHo

This two-story, 11,000-square-foot spa is home to Manhattan's first luxury hammams, steam rooms inspired by Middle Eastern bathing rituals.

Top 10 Italian Restaurants

Whether you're craving a simple plate of spaghetti and meatballs or an osso buco that melts in your mouth during your trip, here are our choices for the Top 10 Italian Restaurants in New York.
Enjoy creative, multi-layered, and satisfying Sicilian fare at Eolo

French Roast, one of our Top 10 NY 24-Hour Restaurants LATE NIGHT EATS
Top 10 Restaurants Open 24 Hours

Hunger can strike at any hour, so what's a discerning traveler to do when it's well past dinnertime? Take care of your late night cravings at one of these restaurants that never close.

Best Happy Hour in New York

After a busy day, nothing beats kicking back at Happy Hour. Whether it's drink specials or discounts on appetizers and dinner you're looking for, our list brings you the best deals in the city.
Terroir Tribeca, a hot spot for happy hour in NYC

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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Looking for a quick getaway? Check out our guide to the Catskills


Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
Enter to win a trip to the posh Waldorf-Astoria Chicago, including round-trip airfare, daily breakfast and a credit for a luxe spa experience.