While the US has many cities, all with their own style and attitude, New York has got to be one of the most commonly found on peoples’ bucket lists of places to see. After all, where else can you tick off so many must-see sites than in The Big Apple? From the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park and the grand buildings on the Upper East Side, New York holidays are never dull.
Made up of five boroughs, there are so many things to see and do in this city that it’s hard to know where to begin. Explore vintage markets, eat New York pizza, and stare up at some of the most impressive buildings in the country. Attractions like the Empire State Building Observatory or Top of the Rock deliver breathtaking views of the skyline at dizzying heights. NYC’s huge parks offer a wonderful sense of tranquility when your feet are back on the ground. Bring some extra memory cards for your camera, because you’re going to need them.
If you’re keen to experience the glamorous atmosphere of the show business world, head west to the bright lights of the Theatre District. Downtown is Union Square, the place to be for people-watchers who love being in the thick of the action but want to experience New York life at its most authentic. See the city from its very top in Midtown, it’s the central hub to end all central hubs in NYC, and home of two of its most iconic skyscrapers: The Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.
The best time to visit New York City is in spring or autumn when the weather is mild. Summer can be very hot, while winter sees the mercury plummet, with thick snow and temperatures just above zero.
The main airports for New York City are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), which is 24km southeast of Manhattan; Newark International Airport (EWR) is 22.5km west of Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in Queens, which is 13km from Manhattan.