Ever evolving and ever electric, New York is a timeless city that’s always alive with amazing things to see and do. First up there’s the iconic skyline, with its dizzyingly tall skyscrapers and buildings you’ll recognise from the movies. Then there’s the non-stop nightlife: from Times Square bright lights to Broadway musicals, world class clubs to hip little hangouts.
Manhattan has got retail therapy well and truly covered, with everything from huge department stores to thrift store chic. Delicious food, gorgeous green spaces and galleries galore – there’s so much to pack into a break in the city that never sleeps. Just walking along the pavements and soaking up the unmistakable Big Apple vibe is a treat in itself.
New York is one of those places that everyone should visit once – and many people keep going back time and time again.
New York’s climate has clearly defined seasons, with hot summers and chilly winters. Visit in spring and autumn for warm days. The build up to Christmas is atmospheric and often snowy; wrap up warm and you may see Manhattan dusted in snow.
Sightseeing, shopping, wandering around taking it all in... New York is definitely an action-packed destination. If you’re looking for a culture fix, you’ll find some of the best museums and galleries in the world here, with ever-changing exhibitions and shows. Shop for bargains in discount stores, head to the massive flagship stores of Times Square, visit iconic department stores or head into Soho or over to Williamsburg for cutting edge fashion and thrift store chic. Take a lift to the top of the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller Centre, hop on the Staten Island ferry and snap that skyline, meander through contrasting neighbourhoods or simply loll around in Central Park. New York is whatever you want it to be.
New York’s rich cultural heritage means the city has restaurants from pretty much anywhere in the world. You can taste some of the best pasta in the world in Little Italy, or amazing noodles in Chinatown. For a real culinary treat, book a table at one of the city’s many top notch, celebrity chef-owned eateries. Don’t miss breakfast in a basement diner; it’ll set you up for the day. And grab a hot pretzel or a pizza slice from a street cart; they’re pretty much essential ingredients to a good New York trip.
Live jazz, big name gigs, chic clubs, glamorous cocktail lounges, basement bars, hip hideaways, huge nightclubs; whatever your nightlife scene, there’s a hangout to suit you in the city that never sleeps. Buzzing, forward thinking and eclectic: nightlife in New York is like nowhere else on earth.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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