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One of New York’s most culturally significant parks, Union Square is a spot to stroll, eat lunch, or simply people watch. The leafy plaza is perhaps best known for its centrepiece - a grand bronze statue of a horse-mounted George Washington, which dates back to 1856. Appropriately named, the square draws in all manner of people, from poets and street performers, to protesters, chess players, and those browsing the Farmer’s markets’ fresh produce.

Things to see

Alongside the statue of America’s 1st president (the oldest statue in the New York City Park’s collection), the park is home to several more. Among them you’ll see depictions of Marquis de Lafayette, Abraham Lincoln, and Mahatma Gandhi. Roughly 2 miles north of Union Square, you’ll find the Big Apple’s most famous landmark – Times Square. A neon-drenched nerve centre packed with colourful billboards and glossy flagship stores; it bustles day and night with power-walking pedestrians and a sea of yellow cabs. Incase you missed the vast advertisements, it’s also part of New York’s legendary Broadway Theatre District – also known as the Great White Way. With its world-class collection of glitzy venues, here theatregoers can take in everything from hit dramas to long-running musicals. Minutes away you’ll find one of the world’s most recognizable structures - the Empire State Building. The 1,454 foot tall Art Deco tower features 2 observation areas, which boast some of New York’s most breath-taking views.

Hotels in Union Square

The hotels in Union Square accommodate a variety of tastes, whether you’re looking for a home away from home in a short stay apartment, the comfortable familiarity of a chain name establishment, or a little luxury in a typically trendy 5-star hotel. Many of the hotels in Union Square offer guests the convenience of on-site bar lounges and restaurants, whilst some feature business centres and fitness facilities too. Since New York is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to hospitality, you can expect plenty of in-room extras, from WiFi and flat-screen TVs, to MP3 docks and minibars.

Where to stay

Alongside the park of the same name, the neighbourhood of Union Square offers no shortage of things to see and do. A historic and affluent area, it’s well known for its swanky restaurants, plentiful shops, and all-hours buzz that lures in a diverse mix of New Yorkers. Because of its transport links, opting for a hotel in Union Square makes it an ideal sightseeing base too. Times Square is around a 10-minute ride away on the subway, which will place you within easy reach of many of Midtown Manhattan’s star attractions - including Madison Square Garden and sprawling Central Park.

How to get to Union Square

LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International are the 2 main airports serving New York City. Since LaGuardia provides mainly domestic services, John F. Kennedy International is likely to be your gateway if you’re coming from overseas. Situated in the borough of Queens around a 16-mile drive from Union Square, getting to Manhattan once you land should be relatively easy. Taxis are the most convenient option, though you can connect to New York’s subway network via the airport’s AirTrain service. The trip into Manhattan takes around an hour, and if you’re staying near Union Square, the 14th Street – Union Square station will be your stop.

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