A destination that truly stands out from all the rest, New York is the city that never sleeps and deserves all the plaudits it gets.
Home to an urban metropolis of iconic buildings, landmarks and sky-high structures, what NYC lacks in ground space, it certainly makes up for in atmosphere.
A favourite movie location, it’s hard not to feel part of one huge blockbuster as you roam the streets of this wonderful commercial hub.
Visit the Statue of Liberty, take a trip over the Brooklyn Bridge, or head up the Empire State Building for unrivalled views. You can also take a stroll through Central Park, or simply stand in awe of the bright lights of Times Square.
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The Big Apple is one of the world’s premier city break destinations, and with so many awe-inspiring attractions it’s easy to see why.
Offering iconic landmarks, incredible museums and galleries, and sensational shopping, sporting and entertainment venues, this bustling metropolis has something for every visitor to enjoy.
The Statue of Liberty is possibly the city’s most famous sight. Located on Liberty Island, the breathtaking monument was gift of friendship from the people of France to the US and is seen as a symbol of freedom and democracy. It was dedicated in October 28, 1886. Travellers can visit Liberty Island by ferry, but if you want to step inside the statue to enjoy the view from the crown, you will need to book your ticket in advance.
The Empire State Building is another attraction not to be missed during your visit to New York. Towering 1,454 feet above Manhattan, this stunning skyscraper is open daily, with observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors, where visitors can enjoy stunning views across the city.
The bright lights and buzz of Times Square is also well worth experiencing, along with its superb dining and entertainment venues.
If you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of city life during your visit to New York, Central Park is the place to go. Stretching from 59th Street to 110th Street, this green oasis is the perfect place to relax and unwind between urban adventures.
Another site well worth visiting, is the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Located at the World Trade Center, the attraction tells the story of the 9/11 terror attacks, as well as being a poignant tribute to those who lost their lives.
Other notable museums and art galleries include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, amongst others.
Any sports fans visiting the city might try to catch a basketball or ice hockey match at Madison Square Garden - home of the New York Knicks NBA team and New York Rangers NHL team - or maybe head to the Yankee Stadium to see the New York Yankees in action.
If shopping is more your thing, then 5th Avenue is the place for you, with a host of high-end stores including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani, Tiffany & Co to name but a few. New York also boasts America’s largest department store Macy’s Herald Square, on West 34th Street.
With so much to discover, it’s lucky that New York is the city that never sleeps.
Attracting more than 3 million spectators, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, on November 26, is a spectacle of colour and fun, featuring an array of impressive floats and giant inflatable balloons. The procession begins at West 77th Street and Central Park West, heading along Central Park West, up West 59th Street, then along 6th Avenue all the way to Macy’s Herald Square.
Ring in the New Year in Times Square with a New York party to remember. As well as being able to watch the famous crystal ball drop, you’ll also get to enjoy a light and sound extravaganza and get showered with confetti.
Held every November, the New York City Marathon, is the biggest running event of its kind in the world, attracting almost 100,000 athletes. The 26.2-mile route takes runners through all of NYC’s five boroughs.
Visitors to New York are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out, with a smorgasbord of global fare on the menu and dining options for every palate, occasion and appetite.
Indeed, the Big Apple is a huge city with thousands of restaurants, diners and fast food eateries, serving cuisine from near and far.
As well as American staples such as burgers, pizzas, hotdogs, steaks and meatballs, you will also find outlets offering Tex-Mex treats, flavoursome Chinese dishes, colourful Caribbean feasts, spicy Middle Eastern meals and much, much more.
One of the most famous New York restaurants is Katz’ Delicatessen. As well as being the location of the most famous scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally, the venue is also known for its mouthwatering pastrami sandwiches.
Another star attraction of the city’s culinary scene is Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery, in Brooklyn. If it’s sweet treats you’re after, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for right here. As well as an extensive dessert menu, you can also enjoy delectable breakfasts, sandwiches and burgers.
Another New York institution well worth seeking out is Sardi’s. Located in the heart of the Theatre District, this popular Italian restaurant has been serving up pasta, pizza and more since 1927.
Of course, this is just a taste of what’s on offer in the way of cuisine. Why not discover the culinary delights of this great city for yourself with an unforgettable luxury break in New York?