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Considered the most famous and iconic city in the world, New York is as bright, bold and beautiful as you’d expect. Boasting the most famous skyline on the planet, this slick, sophisticated metropolis gleams from corner to corner, amid a showcase of glossy skyscrapers, you’ll be mesmerised throughout New York holidays any time of the year.
Scattered across five very different boroughs, the city of New York shines with international culture, offering new experiences across every street. Whether you want to head off on a museum trail, tread the arty path of galleries, take in some American sports at the arenas, or shop, drink and dine until your heart’s content – when on holidays to New York the possibilities are endless. In addition, you can also use New York as a base to explore other American cities such as Boston and Washington.
Famously known as the City that Never Sleeps, good old New York, New York is the perfect destination for an exciting city break, as well as the subject of many artists, photographers, musicians and films. Home of the Statue of Liberty and the vibrant Times Square, this city is certainly not short on landmarks and impressive attractions.
You can escape the city centre and rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the beach resorts of, or enjoy the fray of Midtown. The Big Apple is also a great place for exploring the surrounding area; take a day trip to or explore the wilderness of Adirondack Park.
Language: American English
Currency: US Dollar
English speaking: Yes
Local Time: GMT -5 Hours
Airport name: John.F K Kennedy International Airport
Flight time: 7-8 Hours
Distance to city centre: 28 km
Transfer options: AirTrains are needed for access to most ground transportation at JFK. Taxis, buses and the subways are all available to arriving passengers and the NYC Airporter also departs roughly every 30 minutes. Private transfer options are also offered during the booking process for your hotel or holiday package and afterwards by using the 'Extras' page.
You’ll have countless neighbourhoods and areas to choose from when it comes to staying in and exploring the most engrossing city in the USA. Each and every neighbourhood possesses its own unique identity and original set of attractions, ensuring your time in New York is met with a diverse and memorable experience. The sophisticated area of Manhattan, which many believe to be the heart of the city, is filled with soaring towers that are home to a fantastic portfolio of hotels offering nothing but class. Then there is laid-back Long Island and homely Staten Island ensuring your holidays in New York will allow for some rest and relaxation. Having now firmly sealed itself as Manhattan’s chic younger counterpart, Brooklyn is home to the ‘it’ crowd, brimming with new and unique attractions and venues, proving the place to go when you fancy immersing yourself in the latest trends. Its streets are lined with traditional brownstone townhouses, which provide cosy retreats for restful stays after days spent sightseeing the USA’s most exciting destination.
There are so many classic city icons to enjoy on New York holidays. Central Park offers some peace in the bustling heart of the city, while Times Square is gleaming with bright lights, international restaurants and shops galore. The streets of the city are lined with performers, vendors and food sellers, so you can find even the slightest bit of culture with every footstep you take. Across the Hudson River you will find Ellis Island and the iconic Statue of Liberty, which can be reached via ferry as you watch the Manhattan skyline retreat into the distance.
By day you can lap up endless culture through its world class galleries and museums, enjoy strolls through Central Park and window-shopping across the designer boutiques of Fifth Avenue that outdo even Paris or Milan or head or take to the sky via observation decks and spy world-famous architectural wonders such as the Chrysler Building, the Rockefeller Centre and the Empire State Building, the latter which affords magical sights from its 86th and 102nd floor viewing decks. It is often said that no one can visit the city without looking up, and there are plenty of architectural sights to appreciate when you do – many of which you’ll find possible to ascend.
Nicknamed the City that Never Sleeps, New York certainly has a lot to offer when night falls during whirlwind city breaks. You can amuse yourself with a trip Broadway, take a seat at one of the many sports games such as baseball or basketball, or treat yourself to some world class dining, stylish drinking and some late night parties during holidays to New York. Whether you are exploring the East Coast from Boston to Florida, comparing the Big Apple to California, or just settling in for a long weekend of shopping and big city excitement, after a few moments in its streets you can see why so many people refer to New York City as the greatest city on earth.