Pocket Rough Guide New York City

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Discover the best of New York City with this compact, practical, entertaining Pocket Rough Guide with a free eBook. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for travellers on short trips, and covers all the key sights such as Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest independent recommendations from expert authors.

The Pocket Rough Guide New York City covers: Financial District and the Harbor Islands; Soho and Tribeca; Chinatown, Little Italy and Nolita; The Lower East Side; The East Village; The West Village; Chelsea and the Meatpacking District; Union Square, Gramercy Park and the Flatiron District; Midtown; Times Square and the Theater District; Central Park; The Upper East Side; The Upper West Side; Harlem and North Manhattan; The outer boroughs.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to New York City, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in the Harbor Islands to family activities in child-friendly places, like Central Park or or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Times Square.

Covering Times Square and the Theater District, Central Park and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

The routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island and hidden gems like Tenement Museum and The Met.

Venture further afield to Harlem or Manhattan. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive.

Written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to New York City.

Packed with pertinent practical information, this is a convenient companion when you're out and about exploring Brooklyn.

With every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy.

Features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout.

Includes invaluable background information on how to get to New York City, getting around, health guidance, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A–Z directory and a handy language section and glossary.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book to access all the content from your phone or tablet for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194364
Series: Pocket Rough Guides
Publication Date: 4/30/2019
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 100 x 191mm


This title is a part of Pocket Rough Guides

Pictorial, compact travel guides series to countries, cities and regions with a pull-out map and factual travel tips perfect for short trips and travellers seeking concise travel information and practical listings.

  • Concise practical travel information includes getting there, getting around, climate and safety tips, accommodation, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Things Not to Miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded places chapters with key coverage of places and sights in points-of-interest structure

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Pull-out detailed maps with marked-up key sights or listings

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide from May 2019

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99-£8.99 | $12.99-$13.99

Extent: 128–208 pages


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4.7 out of 5, 97 global ratings

Amazon Customer


Reviewed on December 13, 2022
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Such a great and helpful little book

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New York

Reviewed on January 25, 2022
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Handy booklet to have. Helped me travel around NY.

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Reviewed on December 24, 2020
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Iv used Rough Guides for a few places. They are to me, the best travel guides.

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