The roll call of attractions in New York is endless! See the staggeringly tall Empire State Building amongst the iconic skyscrapers of Manhattan, take a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty or catch a show on the bright lights of Broadway. Downtown, uptown, wherever you are - every day you’ll discover something amazing.
Whenever you’re in town, you can always go on a shopping spree in NYC. Huge department stores put on a splendid show of Santa grottos at Christmas and you’ll have your fill of festive markets at Union Square and Grand Central Station. But the best bargains can be had on 5th Ave during the Black Friday and New Year sales.
Enjoy half-term family fun New York style! Have a classic day out at the seaside and enjoy the retro funfairs of Coney Island – grab some candyfloss and take a ride on a big wheel. Visit the Bronx Zoo and you can get up close to thousands of animals or discover the fascinating fossils of dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
Taking place on Thursday 24th November 2016, Thanksgiving is the ultimate national holiday in the USA. Be there to celebrate the famous Macy’s parade filled with flotillas, costumes and live music. Catch an NFL game and then tuck into roast turkey and pumpkin pie! The Black Friday bargains begin the next day too.
See New York at its most magical. The city becomes spectacularly festive right from the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting where you can also take a spin on the huge ice rink. You could watch the Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet, join the Rockettes for the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall or soak up the scene at a Christmas fair.
It has to be on everyone’s must do list…New Year in New York and now we’re giving you the chance to experience it! Watch the Times Square Ball drop at midnight and enjoy some brilliant live performances. Then take it easy on New Year’s Day with a lazy brunch at a classic New York diner. Best book early as this special time of year will sell out fast!
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The opportunities for dining out in New York seem almost endless! Start with a true classic – the Nathan’s Famous flagship store on Coney Island for the best hot dogs in the city. You could also head to Lexington Candy Shop which despite its name is a vintage American diner.
Fancy something more upmarket? New York has over 70 Michelin-starred restaurants.
The New York City Subway is the famous underground system of this mega-metropolis. Its routes will take you across all five boroughs of the city. Exploring Manhattan on foot is a must to admire the towering skyscrapers, and ride in the city’s famous yellow taxicabs to feel like a true New Yorker!
The best way to celebrate Thanksgiving, every year the department store Macy’s hosts a huge parade through the streets of New York. Expect to see giant balloons and flotillas, as well as live performances by famous actors and singers.
Date: 17/11/2016 – 24/12/2016
Union Square features more than 100 stalls of handmade loveliness, including authentic crafted toys, warming soups and mulled wine. It’s a wonder-filled way to spend an evening, after embracing all the excitement of New York.
Date: 17/11/2016 – 24/12/2016
For two attractions rolled into one, you really have to visit the Grand Central Holiday Fair. Held in the chandelier-lit Vanderbilt Hall of the iconic Grand Central Station, it features 76 specially selected stalls with items you won’t find anywhere else. It’s perfect for picking up a souvenir to remind you of a magical Christmas in New York.
★ Fancy great views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge for free? Of course you do! Catch the regular Staten Island Ferry around the Upper Bay.
★ To beat the queues for Santa’s Grottos at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, be sure make an advance booking online 48 hours before you go.
★ It’s completely free to visit the Chrysler Building. It may not be the tallest skyscraper in New York, but its design is still iconic.
This park in the centre of Manhattan has great open green spaces, serene lakes and famous statues. There’s even a zoo with lots of animals to see up close. Top tip – cutting through Central Park is a pleasant way to walk from one attraction to another as the Natural History Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art are both within its grounds.
A magnificent start to your city break will be at the Empire State Building of Manhattan. An Art Deco masterpiece, its angular metal rises in a perfectly symmetrical shape. At the top, you’ll look out upon an amber sunrise breaking through the tiers of towering buildings.
For a day filled with culture, you can’t do any better than this massive museum. It spans the story of art from ancient times to the present day. The roll call of masterful artworks here is unbelievable – it’s the place to see some of the best paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso and many more.
Find out why New York is The City That Never Sleeps. Huge neon banners make Times Square a glittering attraction best seen at night, where you’ll catch all manner of quirky street performances. If you’re here over the New Year, watch the world-famous Times Square Ball drop at midnight, New Year’s Eve.
No trip to New York would be complete without a boat ride to Liberty Island. Home of the enduringly iconic Statue of Liberty, you can actually stand at the foot of New York City’s emblem. Peer upwards and take in the colossal size of the 93m tall mint green lady, complete with glistening gold flames.
Arrive at Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue to discover iconic streets lined with designer boutiques and world famous brands.
New York is also the home of huge department stores – Macy’s, Saks and Bloomingdale’s are the best known. For a quirkier choice that’s lighter on the wallet, there’s the Hester Street Fair.