Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Low online deposits
  • All holidays booked on ba.com are protected, giving you peace of mind whilst on holiday

Romantic vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Family vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Fly-drive vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Family vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

Cheap vacations

Imagine spending long lazy days filled with romance. Where you’ll stir each other’s senses, awaken your souls and recapture the enduring feelings you share on romantic vacations.

Our romantic hotels have been chosen with you in mind – our careful selection of luxury vacations and Mr & Mrs Smith hotels provide the ideal setting for adults only vacations. Memorable touches like unforgettable dining experiences in secluded settings and intimate couples’ treatments on spa breaks create the perfect mood for honeymoons. Or stay in a more affordable hotel and surprise your loved one with an exhilarating sightseeing trip – whether that’s taking them on a thrilling helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or relaxing on a catamaran cruise in the Caribbean. No matter what you have planned you’ll enjoy the most personal of encounters, sharing moments and creating memories to reminisce over for years to come.

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

We know that if your kids are happy you’ll be just as contented too, so we’ve carefully selected a range of family-friendly hotels where all your needs are catered for.

Our family-friendly hotels all feature fantastic kids clubs with lots to keep your little ones entertained. Most resorts also offer spacious rooms to accommodate the whole family – some of which are themed. Look out for our free kids offers, which are available at certain times of the year. Our All-Inclusive vacations are also particularly appealing and offer a reassuring choice for families, as almost everything is covered in the cost. Book early and secure your family vacation with our low deposits.

We pride ourselves on offering exceptional value and have made sure you have an extensive range of flights, hotels and car rental options to choose from. Our cheap vacations are easy to find and our low deposits are guaranteed to get you in the vacation mood.

We all want to save money and find the best deal possible, so we have carefully selected a range of great value 3 star hotels in every destination and some affordable 4 star options too. Our All-Inclusive vacations are always a popular choice, as there are no hidden surprises when you get there. Our added value offers can also make a real difference to the overall cost of your vacation, particularly our ‘Hotel savings included’ and ‘Children stay free’ offers. And with the help of our low deposits you can spread the cost of your vacation too. Whether you’re using your room as a base for some serious sightseeing or are looking for an affordable family vacation we have something to suit you.

New York holidays

Lose yourself in the glitz, glamour and energy of the Big Apple on New York holidays. Take in its legendary landmarks, cheer on the New York Yankees, shop at world-famous department stores and dance until dawn.

Marvel at the world-famous sights and soak up the culture on trips to New York. Visit lavish Bloomingdales for designer label shopping on luxury holidays. Picnic in Central Park and admire the Manhattan skyline from the free Staten Island ferry on cheap holidays in New York. Choose from our hotels to suit every budget and save money on flights and car hire.

New York city breaks we recommend

New York holiday types

Luxury

Luxury

Stay in iconic hotels, dine in exquisite fine dining restaurants or pamper yourself with a 5 star spa experience. Luxury holidays in New York combine attentive service, with stylish accommodation and a great location in some of New York’s most desirable areas. You’ll find that everything has been carefully considered from the iPad in your room at the Mandarin Oriental, to the cutting edge fitness centre at The London NYC or the fantastic rooftop terrace at the trendy Gansevoort Park.

Spa

Spa

In New York you’ll find a spa experience to suit every budget, from the fabulous 5 star hotel spas to an express beauty treatment on the go. For indulgent opulence, head to the Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria or enjoy the incredible view from The Spa at Mandarin Oriental. Try something different at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa. Housed within the historic walls of The Plaza, the in-house sommelier helps provide a spa ambiance like no other.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

See the sights of New York from the Empire State Building, or walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and catch a glimpse of the city from a different perspective. Head to Downtown Manhattan for the 9/11 Memorial and South Street Seaport or soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Times Square. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, New York has it all. Watch a Broadway musical, catch a game at the world famous Madison Square Garden or spend hours simply strolling around Central Park.

Shopping

Shopping

For many, Fifth Avenue epitomizes shopping in New York. This shopper’s paradise spans from 40th to 57th and boasts an array of iconic and big name brands like Tiffany & Co, Nike and Banana Republic. Shop in the funky Meatpacking District, which is home to famous designer boutiques including Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin and Alexander Mcqueen. Visit the flagship stores of Times Square and shop for kitsch souvenirs or head to iconic Barney’s and the luxurious designer stores of Madison Avenue.

Family

Family

New York needn’t be expensive for families, with so many free things to see and do. With a great choice of family-friendly accommodation and dining options, everyone will be well catered for. Take the Staten Island Ferry and get great views of the Statue of Liberty. Central Park is a wonderful place for the whole family. Kids will love the open space of Sheep Meadow and fascinating animals at Central Park Zoo. Take a horse and cart ride, visit Alice’s Tea Shop or pop into iconic toyshop, FAO Schwarz.

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Discover the many sides of New York

Popular USA multi-centre holidays

Get more out of your USA holiday with a multi-centre booking.

New York – Las Vegas.

Embrace the dizzying pace of New York with its skyscraper-lined avenues, glittering neon lights, pulsating bars and iconic stores. Or slow down and sip a coffee at a quaint sidewalk café and picnic in the lush expanse of Central Park. Then fly to Las Vegas and lose yourself in an exhilarating whirl of buzzing casinos, spectacular shows and palatial hotels. Take in the twinkling lights of the strip by helicopter or book a day trip to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

New York – San Francisco – Los Angeles.

Lose yourself in the buzz of New York. Take in the iconic sights, browse in Bloomingdales, take your seat for a Broadway show and get close to the baseball action at the New York Yankee Stadium. Then fly to San Francisco and step aboard a vintage wooden cable car to explore the city’s undulating streets. Continue by hire car along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway, stopping at beautiful Monterey and idyllic Carmel. End your journey in Los Angeles, where world-class theme parks, shopping, dining, beaches and more beckon.

New York - Miami.

In landmark-filled New York gaze up at the iconic Statue of Liberty and shimmering crown of the Chrysler building. Take in neon-lit Times Square or stroll around the brownstone-lined streets of bohemian Greenwich Village. Shop until you drop on Fifth Avenue then relax in the serene surroundings of Central Park. Hire a car in New York and take a scenic drive down to Florida – from Orlando’s world-famous theme parks to vibrant Miami and the pristine sands of the Gold Coast.

New York – San Diego – Palm Springs – Los Angeles.

After a New York break filled with taking in the city’s legendary landmarks, famous stores and abundant entertainment, laidback San Diego offers the perfect change of pace. Stretch out on powdery golden sands or spend unforgettable family days at San Diego Zoo. Hire a car and drive to picturesque Palm Springs for some retail therapy, before continuing to the theme park paradise of Los Angeles. Stroll around exclusive Rodeo Drive and follow the iconic stars that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

New York – Los Angeles – Honolulu/Maui.

Fly to New York and explore every side of the buzzing Big Apple – from skyscraper-studded Midtown Manhattan, to lush Central Park and bohemian Greenwich Village. Catch a flight to Los Angeles and take a stroll along the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, then get the film star experience at Universal Studios Hollywood. Stretch out on the sunkissed shores of Santa Monica. Then fly to Honolulu or Maui to discover the pristine beaches and breathtaking exotic beauty of Hawaii.

New York weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • 14°Apr
  • 20°May
  • 25°Jun
  • 28°Jul
  • 27°Aug
  • 26°Sep
  • 21°Oct
  • 11°Nov
  • Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 94
  • 97
  • 91
  • 82
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  • 84
  • 107
  • 109
  • 86
  • 89
  • 76
  • 91
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5

New York’s top shopping neighbourhoods

New York shopping.

Former FHM fashion director Gary Kingsnorth picks his favourite areas to shop in New York City

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