New York

New York city breaks

October half-term, Thanksgiving, New Year – whenever you go, there’s a unique experience awaiting you in New York. Complete with bright lights and ultra-modern, lively districts, every block is paved with urban wonders. Take a bite out of the Big Apple and get a taste for mighty skyscrapers, glitzy shopping avenues and ladies of liberty.

Celebrate in style

Celebrate in style

Thanksgiving is the ultimate pumpkin pie-championing holiday in the USA. Be there to celebrate the famous Macy’s parade filled with floats, costumes and live music. See New York at its most magical – the city becomes spectacularly festive right from the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, where you can take a spin on the huge ice rink.

Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

The roll call of attractions in New York is endless! See the staggeringly epic skyscrapers of Manhattan, take a boat ride to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, or sit down to an all-singing, all-dancing show on Broadway. Downtown, Midtown, in every district – you’ll discover something amazing.

Urban jungle

Urban jungle

It isn’t just sightseeing and bright billboards – there’s also a stack of spectacular green spaces just waiting to be explored. Beyond the green paths of Central Park, Brooklyn’s on the rise, with its tangle of artsy streets and independent stores and bars. Feast in Meatpacking, get the lowdown in Queens, and amble around Greenwich Village.

No.5 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
Globetrotters have named New York number 5 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in the World, so this Big Apple must taste pretty great!
Yotel New York at Times Square

Yotel New York at Times Square

Midtown West, New York

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Based on 11424 reviews

  • Great for sightseeing
  • 600m from the nearest subway station
  • 1.2km from Times Square
  • Modern style
  • Bar with spacious terrace
Wellington Hotel

Wellington Hotel

Midtown West, New York

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Based on 7197 reviews

  • 700m from Radio City Music Hall
  • 350m from the nearest subway station
  • Great for the Theatre District
Row NYC

Row NYC

Midtown West, New York

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Based on 20452 reviews

  • Great for Broadway
  • 50m from the nearest bus stop
  • 400m from Times Square
Bronx Zoo, The Bronx

Bronx Zoo, The Bronx

New York

For a family day out, head to this award-winning 265-acre zoo in Bronx Park. Visit the Congo Gorilla Forest, ride the Wild Asia Monorail or immerse yourself in the 4D Cinema: there’s also a kids’ zoo for your...
Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn

New York

Featured in endless photos and movies, Brooklyn Bridge is worth the 1.3-mile walk across. Take its pedestrian pathway in either direction, and enjoy the stroll with traffic flowing below you. You'll get great...
Central Park, Upper West Side

Central Park, Upper West Side

New York

New York’s iconic green space spreads across 843 acres of meadows, walkways and gardens and is always a hive of activity. Theatre-goers will enjoy a show at the outdoor arena, while John Lennon fans can pay...

Language

English

Currency

US Dollars

Time difference

-5hr

Cost of a beer

£5 / $6

Single subway fare

£2 / $2.40

Three course meal

£40 / $48.20

Sightseeing
It goes without saying that Times Square, the glittering playground of expectation, is the place to start. Work your way around the neighbourhoods, museums, galleries and zoos, plus artistic murals and commemorative statues. Cut through Central Park to get around, but don’t miss out on wandering up the Empire State Building. It’s an NYC must.
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Eating and drinking
Obligatory Coney Island hotdogs, street-stall pretzels, burgers in hip, vintage American diners – you’ve got all the guilty pleasures right at your fingertips. Crazy milkshakes are on the rise, plus the modern classic Cronut. With over 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, you’d better make a reservation for the hottest tables. Swig the edgiest cocktails in Brooklyn for afters.
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Shopping
Arrive at Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue to discover iconic streets lined with designer boutiques and world famous brands. New York is also home to huge department stores – Macy’s, Saks and Bloomingdale’s are best known, all with jaw-dropping, super-creative window displays. For a quirkier choice that’s lighter on the wallet, there’s the Hester Street Fair.
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Getting around
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!
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22 November 2018 – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Every year, the department store Macy’s hosts a huge parade through the streets. Expect giant balloons, colourful floats, and live performances by famous artists.
23 November 2018 – Black Friday
Aside from the jostling, you might be able to bag yourself some incredibly cheap deals on technology and more. So get in line if you dare…
November – December 2018 – Union Square Holiday Market
Browse 100 stalls of handmade goodies, including authentic crafted toys, warming soups and mulled wine. It’s a wonder-filled way to embrace all the festive cheer.
November – December 2018 – Grand Central Holiday Fair
Held in the chandelier-lit Vanderbilt Hall, 76 specially selected stalls are brimming with Christmassy decorations you won’t find anywhere else. It’s perfect for picking up a souvenir.
Please note, the event dates above are just a guide and could be subject to change.
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AIRPORT

2018 DATES

NIGHTS

BELFAST
15 Nov
5
EAST MIDLANDS
08 Nov
5
GLASGOW
15 Oct
22 Nov
5
5
LEEDS BRADFORD
26 Oct
19 Nov
30 Nov
03 Dec
07 Dec
10 Dec
28 Dec
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5
MANCHESTER
19 Oct
22 Oct
05 Nov
29 Nov
03 Dec
13 Dec
18 Dec
23 Dec
28 Dec
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NEWCASTLE
29 Oct
01 Nov
12 Nov
26 Nov
06 Dec
10 Dec
14 Dec
29 Dec
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