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Vibrant and eclectic, New York offers a different experience wherever you go. Discover Soho, the East Village, Meatpacking District and Brooklyn.
A city of firsts, a place where things begin and thrive, and then become fashionable everywhere. From arts and fashion to music and food, the world relies on New York for inspiration. With our flights to New York you can start exploring straight away.
For first timers, Manhattan will seem like the busiest and brightest place in the world, packed with things to do in New York and places to see. But once you’ve seen the iconic sights and ticked off Times Square and Central Park, perhaps venture out into Manhattan’s less iconic areas. Explore the distinct neighbourhoods of Greenwich Village or Tribeca. Browse boutiques in the Meatpacking District or rummage through flea markets in Chelsea. Then visit Harlem, home to great jazz clubs and soul food. Escape Manhattan and you’ll find other areas similarly teeming with artists, musicians and foodies. Brooklyn has many exciting restaurants and bars, especially Williamsburg’s hip pop-up bars. Coney Island’s fun fair and boardwalk cafés excite the child in all of us. And Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo bring millions of visitors each month. Don’t be afraid to indulge your curiosity and head off the tourist trail, as you are sure to find something new and exciting.
There's something special about Christmas shopping and there's something even more special about a Christmas shopping trip in New York. Shop 'till you drop in 5th Avenue department stores or for something more traditional try Union Square holiday market. Take time to see the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall or indulge in a spot of ice skating in Central Park. Finally, not to be missed, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Centre.Search Christmas breaks
October, of course, means Halloween, and NYC shows how it’s done – with fancy dress parties, parades and fright-filled attractions. Trekkies and superhero fans descend on the city for the New York Comic Con. While the festival fun includes multicultural carnivals, autumn crafts and delights for foodies.
November is a great month in New York, autumn has begun and the holidays are around the corner. The hockey and basketball seasons are underway, people are beginning their Christmas shopping, and at the end of November everyone celebrates Thanksgiving. Plus, the autumn colours are incredible in Central Park and across the city.
NYC sparkles in December as colourful Christmas trees, festive window displays and holiday lights transform the city into a whimsical winter wonderland. The festivities are already in full swing as December begins and concludes with larger than life New Year’s Eve celebrations – New York style.
If New York is the Big Apple, then its core has to be Midtown, where you will find the essential city experience. Home to the iconic Empire State Building, grandiose Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station’s majestic architecture, this is Manhattan as you imagine it. Stay at the luxury InterContinental New York, with panoramic views of the bright lights of bustling Times Square. Shopping options are in great supply with Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s on the doorstep, and you can find some great bargains at Century 21. Don’t miss out on MoMA, where you can also eat fantastic gourmet cuisine at The Modern.
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