New York

Frank Sinatra once sang that he wanted to 'wake up in the city that never sleeps' and he couldn’t be more accurate in his description of the largest city in the U.S - New York City.

Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York is one of America's most exciting and diverse cities to visit.

Cycle through Central Park, walk through the bright lights of the city nights at Times Square, catch a Broadway show or enjoy a coffee at a local cafe – NYC is absolutely, unquestionably amazing.

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Shopping

New York City is one of the world’s fashion capitals with good reason. From high-end designer shops to massive department stores to trendy flea markets, it’s a shopaholic’s dream come true. Some of Manhattan’s essential shopping spots include Brooklyn Flea Market, Chelsea Market, Macy’s Herald Square, Dover Street Market (high-fashion marketplace), Beacon’s Closet (New Yorkers come to Beacon's Closet to sell or trade their vintage clothes for cash or store credit, and the result is magical), Canal Street Market, Barneys New York Downtown and Saks Fifth Avenue Downtown.

Parks

There are nearly 1700 parks in NYC, and they’re perfect for walking, running or just having a relaxing picnic. When the weather is warm in Manhattan and Brooklyn, these urban oases are not to be missed: Prospect Park, Central Park, Bryant Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Governor’s Island and The High Line.

Cuisine

New York is famous for some of its 3-star Michelin restaurants. But one of the best thrills of walking the streets of New York is smelling the enticing aromas of exotic foods. From Caribbean, Thai and Latin restaurants - and every kind of fusion imaginable - it’s safe to say that NYC serves up an array of delicious cuisine. Some of the top areas to search for a bite include Smorgasburg (buzzing foodie marketplace open on Saturdays), Chinatown (Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants) and Little Italy (Italian restaurants and bakeries.)

Museums and Galleries

NYC is full of historical and modern museums and art galleries, and visiting some of these will give you an insight into the culture of this buzzing city. The top ones that are worth a visit include American Museum of Natural History, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Coney Art Walls – Brooklyn, New York, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Guggenheim Museum, Frick Collection and Whitney Museum of American Art,

About New York

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

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    English and Spanish
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  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Times Square
    • Statue of Liberty
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Grand Central Station
    • Empire State Building
    • Brooklyn Bridge
    • Central Park
    • One World Observatory
    • Chrysler Building
    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
    • Rockefeller Centre
    • The High Line

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Central Park Zoo
    • Feed the Chickens, Milk the Cow in the Hudson Valley, less than an hour by car from midtown Manhattan

     

     

  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Tribeca Film Festival (April)
    • Museum Mile Festival (June)
    • Central Park SummerStage (June)
    • U.S. Open (June)
    • Feast of San Gennaro (September)
    • New York Chocolate Show (October)
    • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (November)
    • Rockefeller Centre Tree Lighting (November)
    • Times Square New Year's Eve (December)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Astor Place Cube 
    • Get a cupcake from a vending machine near Lennox Hill

     

     

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