At 13.5 miles long and 2.25 miles wide, Manhattan is the smallest of the five boroughs that make up New York City. Because of its popularity with tourists, New York and Manhattan are often interchangeably used even though Manhattan is only a small fraction of the entire city. However for being the smallest, it is the most densely populated area of the city.
If you are visiting New York, this is borough you want to stay in. The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park and many other top attractions are located on the island that makes up Manhattan. Impressive architectural sights make walking the city a must. However, reliable transportation and wide sidewalks make traversing through Manhattan a breeze. Useful tip to remember is that Manhattan’s streets are laid out in a grid system, except for lower Manhattan which was built before the system was in place. Avenues run north to south while streets run east to west.
Many charismatic neighborhoods make up Manhattan, and because of sheer enormity of the city, it is easier to look where you want to stay if you know what neighborhood suits you best. From the business feel of the Financial District to the artistic vibe of SoHo, learn more about each neighborhood and its attractions from the list below:Find hotels nearby