New York City is an iconic US destination, packed full of culture, activities, attractions and sights. You won’t find yourself short of things to do, whether you’re travelling with the family, as a couple, in a group or solo. Visit world famous sights, including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Times Square, soak up some culture and delight in art and history at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Guggenheim Museum, or just relax in foodies’ paradise before heading to one of New York’s many bars or clubs.

Book your stay in New York’s Manhattan area, for the best shopping and close proximity to all the main attractions. For something a bit more trendy, and a little less pricey, why not try Brooklyn, or Port of Brooklyn? And for the Yankee Stadium and a few more open green spaces book your hotel in the Bronx area. 

With over 55million visitors from around the world travelling for the incredible sights each year, whether you’re travelling into New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport, New York LaGuardia Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport make sure you stay ahead of the crowds and enjoy a smooth journey to and from your hotel with hoppa. We’ll make sure you get your holiday off to a stress-free start, with our world class New York airport transfers service.

Overview

One of the most loved cities in the world, New York has so much to offer, from taking a stroll through Central Park too going to the top of the Empire State and viewing the entire city in one go, or maybe enjoying dinner in the lively square that is Times Square. The list is endless when it comes to deciding what to do, if you’re looking too learn more about the history, the National History Museum is a popular choice with tourists. Looking for more adventure, take a boat trip to Liberty Island and climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty. Want to sit back and relax, view a show on Broadway, the possibilities are endless in the most exciting city in the world.

This wonderful city is perfect to visit at anytime of the year. Summers are warm and perfect for exploring Central park, there's plenty of parks to set up a picnic and relax under the sun, there's the well-known Central Park Zoo, this is fun for all the family. From Belvedere Castle, the Chess house, Kerbs Boathouse too the Conservatory Garden and Strawberries Fields, there's plenty of attractions to be discovered. Other great activities to enjoy during the summer months are a Helicopter tour of the city and the observation deck up the Empire State building, both of these will provide you with the best views of New York City, especially when the weather is clear and bright!

The cooler months of the year are still just as fantastic in New York as the summer. Winter is a popular month for tourists to visit New York, mainly around Christmas and New Year as the atmosphere is buzzing with happy Christmas shoppers, beautiful decorations filling the streets and plenty of events happening throughout the month. One of the top places to be for New Year is Times Square for the iconic ball dropping at midnight. 

There's so much happening throughout the year in New York, with so much to explore see our Top 5 things to do whilst in New York.

Key Facts

  • Currency: US Dollar
    Language: English
    Approximate flight time from UK: 6 hours 50 minutes from London UK
    Time zones: UTC−04:00

Great For

City Break: This busy city makes the perfect city break, from shopping to exploring famous landmarks, to travelling up skyscrapers and taking in the beautiful views, New York have everything you’ve ever wanted. Be sure to skip the taxi’s rides to really explore the city.
Historic Landmarks: There’s many popular historic landmarks in New York, from the Statue of Liberty, to the Empire State and of course Brooklyn Bridge. Get ready to explore one of the world’s best cities.
Shopping: 5th Avenue, one of the biggest Macy’s in the world with 11 floors, there’s also the Manhattan Mall, and of course avenues and avenue filled with shops. One of the best places to shop in the entire world!

Empire State

With so many iconic landmarks in New York, The Empire State is at the top of everyone's list, not only is the building architecture inside and out fantastic, the views from the top are what everyone falls in love with. If you're wanting to see as much of New York City as possible then this is the place to be. Measuring at 1,454 feet including the antenna spire, there are 103 floors, there's two viewing decks, the main deck is on the 86th floor whilst the top deck is on the 102nd floor. It's truly amazing, taking in the views of the city, the concrete jungle. Inside the Empire State you can find coffee shops and a restaurant, a perfect way to finish your tour.
For ticket information visit: http://www.esbnyc.com/buy-tickets

Central Park

843 acres of parks, lakes, golf courses, baseball playing fields, a zoo, the list is endless of all the activities the famous Central Park has to offer. Located in the centre of New York City, Central Park is one the most loved places to visit in New York, perfect for long strolls or horse carriage rides, or maybe a quick game of baseball. There's many family activities located in the park like the Central Park Zoo and wildlife centre, there's twenty-one playgrounds, plus a public theatre. Whether you want to spend all day exploring the wildlife and activities or just go for a casual stroll during the day, Central Park has it all.
Website: http://www.centralparknyc.org/

Statue of Liberty

Located on Liberty Island, off the coast of New York City. The copper statue was a gift from France in 1886. The statue is of a female representing Libertas (the Roman goddess), she holds a torch and a tablet with the date July 4, 1776 inscribed, the date being Independence Day of America. There are many trips available to visit the Statue of Liberty, some boat trips take you to and from the Island, other trips include visiting Ellis Island and exploring the Immigration museum. There are different trips on Liberty island, whether you want to walk around the island and the base of the Statue or travel up to the crown to get a better view, there's different options for you, to make sure you get the best out of your trip.
Prices: Ferry fees, adults $18, children $9 - Pedestal access is free, Crown Access has additional charges and needs to be booked in advanced.
Website: http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm

Times Square

The lively centre that it Times Square, from live entertainment to a variety of restaurants, not to mention the shops, it is New York of course. Times Square, famous for throwing the best New Year's Eve party, watching the ball drop at midnight, it's always lively with millions of tourists visiting every year, they say around fifty million annually! Being in the centre there's plenty to do in very short distance from Times Square, such as see a show on Broadway, visit the Rockefeller City, Madame Tussauds, and of course it's surrounded by shops and close to 5th Avenue. During both daytime and night-time it's an energetic square!
Address: Manhattan, NY 10036, United States
Website: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/index.aspx

World Trade Centre Memorial

The 9/11 memorial is simply beautiful, remembering those who lost their lives in the tragic event in 2001 and 1993. The memorial ground is made up of two stunning 1 acre man-made pools which represent the footprints of each tower. Around 400 sweet gum and swamp white oak trees fill the surrounded area. There is also a museum located on site, inside you will find information about the events and the impacts and exploring 9/11's continuing significance. The new One World Trade Centre was rebuilt over the span of 8 years. There is an observatory which is one of New York’s top attractions.
From more information about the memorial visit: https://www.911memorial.org/

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