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latiron Building, the Waldorf Astoria, and the Chrysler Building, or explore some of New York’s modern architecture at the Museum of Modern Art and One World Trade Centre. Don’t forget a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where you can marvel at the exhibits as well as the huge columns and steps.

Attractions

A trip to New York isn’t complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. Book a ferry to Ellis Island and get up close to the big lady herself, a gift from the French and the first thing millions saw as they sailed into New York through the centuries. Once you’re back on the mainland, why not stop off for a bite to eat in Times Square before heading for Central Park? In the winter months there’s a huge open-air skating rink here, while in the spring and summer it’s the perfect spot for a coffee or picnic in the sunshine.

New York has plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained. Take them to Central Park Zoo or the Bronx Zoo, head for Madame Tussaud’s wax works or explore the Rose Centre for Earth and Space. The American Museum of Natural History is a must-see for budding stargazers, with a planetarium and an IMAX theatre screening space shows.

Places to visit

Days out in The Big Apple can be overwhelming, so if you need time out to plan what the best things to do in New York are, why not head for some food while you study the map? The Rockefeller Centre is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, with stunning views of the skyline from the observation deck. Relax with a cocktail in Bar65 or tuck into a delicious gourmet sandwich at Cucina & Co. If you’re grabbing food on-the-go, a bagel and lox (served with salty capers and onions) on the Upper West Side is a must.

With its world-class galleries and museums, vibrant nightlife and family-friendly attractions, there’s so much to see and do in New York that one visit simply won’t be enough.

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