New York is best for...

Scenic views: See the city from above, close to the clouds in the Rockefeller and Empire State building or from the High Line park

Walking tours: See the bright lights of Times Square, stroll around Central Park or make your way over to Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge on foot

Easy transport: Hail down an iconic yellow taxi or head underground to the subway when travelling around New York on your evening out

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in New York is English

Currency: The currency used in New York is the Dollar

Local time: New York is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: New York's main airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport

Few cities in the US can match New York when it comes to nightlife. From Broadway to trendy nightclubs in the East Village, you’ll have plenty of options for a great night out in the Big Apple.

The Meatpacking District is the most popular neighbourhood to go out in, followed by the Lower East Side. There are plenty of fun bars scattered across the Five Boroughs though.

Weekends begin early in New York, with Thursday the most popular night for locals to hit the town. You might be dubious about paying $15 for a cocktail, but New Yorkers do most of their drinking at home. As a result, they only spend an average of $51 on a night out.