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Scenic views: See the city from above, close to the clouds in the Rockefeller and Empire State building or from the High Line park

Walking tours: See the bright lights of Times Square, stroll around Central Park or make your way over to Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge on foot

Easy transport: Hail down an iconic yellow taxi or head underground to the subway when travelling around New York on your evening out

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in New York is English

Currency: The currency used in New York is the Dollar

Local time: New York is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: New York's main airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport

Few cities in the US can match the energy, thrill and excitement of the New York nightlife. This is a city that will show you sights you’ve never even imagined. Whether you’re looking for the most incredible cocktail bars, stylish nightclubs in East Village, or the best and biggest clubs around, New York has got everything.

On a New York night out, the hardest thing you’ll have to do is know where to begin. You can have dinner in a smart restaurant overlooking Central Park, or head to a Vietnamese restaurant in the Meatpacking district. Get some authentic noodles in Chinatown, or enjoy the finest Tibetan food before heading out to a cocktail bar to really start your experience of New York nightlife.

With plenty of bars and clubs scattered across the five boroughs you can find exactly what you’re looking for, and probably a few unexpected surprises too. The New York nightlife scene is constantly changing, with new concept bars and clubs opening and closing all the time. There are plenty of popular haunts, though, that never fall out of favour.

Fancy visiting a prohibition-era speakeasy? Head down to Please Don’t Tell near the NoHo neighbourhood in East Village, where you’ll enter this secret bar through a phone booth. New York was the centre of speakeasies back in the day, and there are still many 1920s-themed bars where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

The Meatpacking District is one of the most popular neighbourhoods to go out in, followed by the Lower East Side. Try one of the rooftop bars like Plunge or The Top of the Standard over in the Meatpacking District for unbelievable views and great cocktails. This classic district has transformed over the last few decades, and is now an affordable and unique place to party.