This vibrant city has it all with attractions, landmarks, museums and world class shopping right at your doorstep; New York leaves its visitors wanting to come back again and again.
From the moment you land into New York, your eyes will be exposed to some of the world’s most spectacular sights and urban architecture. Hail down a yellow cab and let your adventure begin as you watch the breath taking New York City skyline open up in front of you.
New York is home to a number of famous monuments and landmarks that must be explored when visiting New York. Do not miss the photo opportunities at the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Centre) and Empire State Building as well as Times Square.
The Empire State Building is not the tallest, but still one of the most original and elegant skyscrapers of them all. This 103-storey framework rose at an astonishing rate of four stories per week, making the Empire State Building the fastest-rising skyscraper ever built. Wander into Times Square where you will find flashing lights, honking horns and crowds of people all there to experience the bright lights of New York City. The theatres of Broadway can be found in and around many of its side streets.
Experience the glamour of New York City with a Broadway Show from any of the 40 theatres. Our top tip – book the show when you are in New York to take advantage of special offers.
Head to the transportation hub of New York, Grand Central Terminal which serves more than half a million commuters each day, great for shopping and dining also. Take the mile-long walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, one of New York’s noblest and most recognised landmarks, connecting Manhattan island to the once-independent city of Brooklyn.
The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a must-see and a ferry ride from Battery Park brings you straight to the island’s harbour. There are plenty of museums and other sites to see in New York if you have the time, check out this great guide of New York City for more hot-spots.
Shopping lovers, head to 5th Avenue and let the boutiques and department stores introduce you to a whole new way of shopping where luxury stores line the streets of this shopping haven. Tiffany & Co, Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton is just a few of the impressive shops you will find. Looking for romance? Walk through the iconic Central Park and pick a horse and cart; it is truly the most romantic way to explore the beauty of one of the most iconic parks.
After a day of exploring this incredible city, it must be cocktail hour. Visit the world-famous Plaza Hotel, choose from a list of tantalising cocktails and take in the magnificent views over 5th Avenue.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in New York with over 20,000 restaurants to pick from. No matter what food you desire, you will find it in this magical city with traditional side-walk hotdogs to a romantic dinner at the Rainbow Room. If you are looking for a traditional American meal, The Grill Room offers breath taking views of the Hudson River and the Brooklyn Diner offers big portions and classics like meatloaf and hot fudge sundaes.
What is the currency for New York?
US Dollar ($)
How long does it take to fly to New York?
7 ¾ hours
What is the time difference in New York?
GMT -5 hours
How much should I tip in New York?
Tipping is an established and accepted custom in America. For good service, waiters and taxi drivers expect 15-20%, and counter and bar staff 10-15%. Porters can expect from $3-$5 per case, while tour guides can be given the equivalent of £2-£3 per day.
Do I need a visa for New York?
Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that’s valid for six months after you return to the UK. You will also need a USA visa or waiver form/ESTA. Apply for your ESTA at least 72 hours before travelling. Apply for your ESTA visa online. For up-to-date travel requirements for USA visit the FCO website here.
Visit the Official website for tourism of New York City for more information.