What to expect on your New York holiday
New York City is a bustling metropolis with world-class shopping, non-stop nightlife and mouth-watering dining options. Whatever trip you’ve got in mind – from low-cost to luxury – we’ve got the perfect New York holiday for your budget. So you can see Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty with your own eyes, not just in the films.
Where to go in ManhattanA lot of New York’s iconic spots – including Times Square, the Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue – are in Midtown Manhattan. The Upper West Side, bordered by Central Park, is a neighbourhood of brownstone buildings, boutiques, restaurants and bars, while the Upper East Side is home to world-class cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Meanwhile, Lower Manhattan is a mishmash of colonial churches and gleaming skyscrapers. It’s where you’ll find Wall Street, One World Trade Centre and the poignant 9/11 Memorial. Lower Manhattan is also where you’ll need to go to catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Finally, bohemian Greenwich Village is all about late-night coffee houses, bars and experimental theatres.
Shopping in New York
Fifth Avenue is home to top designer names and huge stores, while Greenwich Village and Soho offer a more specialist shopping experience. But, whatever fashion you’re into, you can’t go on holiday to New York without visiting the world-famous Macy’s and Bloomingdale's.
Getting around New York
Getting around New York City is easy. There are ample buses and taxis, as well as the famous New York subway and a water taxi service to call on. A one-day Fun Pass gets you unlimited travel on the subways and buses.