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New York, NY, United States

New York

One of the most exciting cities in the world

Travel to New York and experience one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Discover the diversity, culture and style of this fascinating city. Sample the sights that New York City is famous, enjoy a Broadway show or spend some time (and money!) indulging in a spot of shopping. The combination of attractions and entertainment will keep you busy for as many days as you can spare.

An exhilarating helicopter ride is very popular with visitors to New York and a great way to take in amazing views of all of New York’s famous landmarks. You will be treated to birds eye views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island plus Central Park and fly right over Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

There are also plenty of river cruises which give visitors a magnificent overview of the city from the water and it’s a fabulous way to get a close up view of the Statue of Liberty. After this, you might want to enjoy a rest before maybe a spot of dinner and a Broadway Show – we can book this for you from the UK before you travel.

Take an open topped double decker bus or purchase a Metrocard which offers fantastic value for money giving you unlimited travel buses and the subway for a day.  Of course, for a true “New York” experience, you simply have to jump into one of the many yellow cabs that are so plentiful around the city.

We would recommend a visit to the American Museum of Natural History which has world famous Dinosaur, Ocean Life and Meteorite Halls. From there, you can pop over to Central Park where you can pick up a rental bike to explore this amazing green oasis located in centre of Manhattan. There are also guided bike tours if you prefer, or you can take a horse drawn carriage ride or simply walk.

Dining is one of New York’s greatest pleasures – you can find an outstanding selection of restaurants, delis and sidewalk cafes around the city and you can sample the best Chinese and Italian cuisine in Chinatown and Little Italy.

New York is well known as a dream destination for shoppers. There are thousands of shops and stores where you’ll find everything from high end designer goods to fantastic bargains. Make sure you take a stroll down Fifth Avenue and visit the famous department stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdales which sell just about everything!

Why not combine a city trip with the Caribbean or Bermuda and end your holiday with a relaxing few days on the beach? Designer Travel are an independent, ABTA bonded travel agency who love putting together tailor-made itineraries for our customers. Simply tell us what you want from your holiday to New York (or anywhere else) and we’ll build a bespoke holiday package just for you. Please complete the enquiry form or give us a call and we’ll start work building  your dream holiday while you sit back and relax.

Key Highlights
  • Some of the highlights of New York include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park
  • A river cruise is a leisurely way to take in a lot of the famous sights
  • Another fantastic way to cram a lot of sightseeing in is to take a thrilling helicopter ride
  • Enjoy a magnificent Broadway show – we can book your tickets before you travel
  • There are plenty of shopping opportunities, including the famous Fifth Avenue
  • Rent a bike to explore Central Park or enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride
  • The subway is probably the most economic and efficient way to get around
  • The food choices are plentiful – superb delis, lots of restaurants and characterful cafes
  • We can arrange a twin-centre break so you get to experience the excitement of New York, followed by a relaxing beach holiday

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -4 hours

Currency: US Dollar

Climate Information

June to September are the hottest months in New York with an average temperature of 28°C. December to February are the coldest with average temperatures of zero degrees.

Rainfall is pretty much the same for each month of the year, with an average of about 80mm.

Humidity is also fairly constant at 60 per cent.

Leisure & Activities

Helicopter Ride
One of the best ways to see New York, and particularly Manhattan Island, is from the air with a spectacular helicopter excursion. You’ll be able to see magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building and Central Park.

The Empire State Building
No trip to New York is complete without a visit to the Empire State Building. The 102-storey skyscraper, situated on 5th Avenue, reaches a height of 381m and was once the tallest building in the world. There is an open-air observatory on the 86th floor where you can enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view over Manhattan. You can go even higher, up to the 102nd floor, where there’s an indoor observatory.

Broadway
See a show at one of the most famous theatre districts in the world. There’s so many theatres to choose from, all with fabulous shows featuring big name stars of the theatre and screen. Tickets can be purchased on line before you travel, or by visiting one of the cut price ticket booths.

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