New York City

New York City Overview

One of the world’s greatest cities, New York City (known as “The Big Apple”) is a global centre for media, entertainment, art, fashion, research, finance, and trade. There is simply no place in the United States as brimming with opportunities as New York City.

NYC is well laid out, compact streets are packed full of diverse cultures and experience. Made up of five boroughs; Staten Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan  it can be hard to know where to start and scenes can change completely from one subway stop to the next. Atmospheric curiosity shops, historic landmarks and hidden restaurants live amongst the bright lights of Broadway and the excitement of the Museum of Modern Art.

From the Statue of Liberty in the harbour to the Empire State Building towering over the Manhattan skyline, from the tunnels of the subway to the riches of Wall Street, from the bright signs of Times Square to the naturalistic beauty of Central Park, and from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York’s landmarks are quintessential American landmarks. The city’s neighbourhoods and streets are so iconic having featured in numerous TV Shows and films. Here the power, wealth and culture of the United States is on full display in one of the largest and most iconic skylines in the world, in the food and music to be found around every corner, and in the diverse population of immigrants who come from every corner of the globe to take part in what this city has to offer.

The city holds a treat for everyone, from family days spent at Ellis Island taking in the sights of The Statue of Liberty, to holding hands with your partner amongst the leave-lined lanes of Central Park or exploring the streets of Manhattan with friends, every day spent in New York City is an adventure.

 

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Suggested Itineraries, Escorted Tours and Accommodation for New York City

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About New York City

NYC is made up of 5 boroughs:

The Bronx

People all around the world know the Bronx as the home of the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden—not to mention as the birthplace of hip-hop. Look deeper and you’ll discover the quaint maritime village of City Island, the cultural attractions of Fordham and Belmont, aka the “real Little Italy,” centered on the restaurants and cafés of Arthur Avenue. Grand Concourse, in the South Bronx, is full of art deco marvels.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn offers attractions for every type of traveller. Want to be on the cutting edge? Head for Williamsburg, where you can hear live music every night and shop for vintage threads. If you want to root for the home team, there’s pro hockey and basketball at Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Travelling with kids? Prospect Park and the stroller-filled sidewalks of Park Slope beckon, as does the area’s restaurant scene. And since the best things in life are free, consider a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge or along the scenic Brooklyn Heights promenade. Read on for much more.

Manhattan

When people think of New York City, Manhattan is often the first place they picture. It’s no wonder: the borough is home to big-name attractions, such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the High Line and One World Observatory; world-class museums, restaurants and concert halls; and the bright lights of Times Square and Broadway. But there’s more to the borough than the obvious sights. Manhattan contains charming neighbourhoods and hidden green spaces, trendy boutiques and classic bars. Read on and explore.

Queens

With adventurous art, international cuisine, gorgeous parks and world-class sporting events, Queens features attractions to satisfy nearly every taste. Sports lovers can watch the New York Mets play baseball at Citi Field and, in a venue nearly adjacent, see the US Open host the world’s best tennis players. But in Queens, every day can be an event, whether you’re sampling the delectable Greek cuisine of Astoria or authentic Chinese food in Flushing. View inventive art at MoMA PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, and take in the stunning flora at the Queens Botanical Garden.

Staten Island

Visitors shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore Staten Island, renowned for its museums, historic landmarks, beaches and parkland—including the City’s largest forest preserve in the Staten Island Greenbelt. Reach NYC’s southernmost borough on a free ride aboard the Staten Island Ferry, an attraction in its own right. Take in a baseball game at Richmond County Bank Ballpark; experience a slice of colonial life at Historic Richmond Town; and visit Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, with exhibits that pay tribute to local maritime heritage.

 

It goes without saying that New York City Holidays are extremely popular. Every year, millions of tourists visit New York to see the sites and find out what it’s all about. If you are one of the many people looking to book holidays to New York, get in touch and we can start planning the holiday of a lifetime with you.