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The must-see city – it’s got to be New York

Bright lights in the big city – we love New York. You’ve heard the songs, seen the films and now it’s time to experience it for yourself. It only takes a moment for NYC to knock your socks off, so start planning your New York holidays now.

Getting ready for your first trip to NYC? Your first glimpse of the skyline will be unforgettable. For sweeping views, head to One World Observatory, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. From dizzying heights, you’ll see Manhattan, Brooklyn, the River Hudson and beyond. Look out for the Statue of Liberty on one side, and the Empire State Building on the other. For a closer view of the Statue of Liberty, hop on the Staten Island Ferry or venture further to Liberty Island itself.

Modern art enthusiasts must visit MoMa or the Guggenheim Museum, whilst film fans can’t miss New York Public Library and Grand Central Station. Escape the pandemonium of Times Square and enjoy a stroll along the High Line. Casually browse the bohemian Chelsea Market, then power-walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. With a world-famous landmark on every street corner and an abundance of subway stops – it’s easy to find your way around the city.

On a return visit? Don’t miss the full line-up of events at Madison Square Gardens. The jam-packed calendar features concerts, theatre shows and plenty of NBA and NHL action. Book with British Airways and we’ll help you plan a New York city break to remember. With our carefully selected hotels and frequent New York flights, planning the perfect city break couldn’t be easier.

 

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Make the most of your New York holiday

With so much to see and do in New York, it can be tricky to know where to start, but don’t fret – our essential guide to holidays in New York will have you looking like a local in no time.

Where are the best areas to stay in New York?

New York’s sights are spread around the city, though most first-timers will want to stay somewhere on Manhattan Island. We’ve pulled out some of the best areas to stay in the city, below.

Many first-time visitors opt to stay near Times Square. It’s not known as ‘The Crossroads of the World’ for nothing: it’s one of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas and is well-connected to many of the city’s main sights. Stay at Tempo by Hilton New York Times Square and enjoy a finely tuned sleep environment and a dedicated Get Ready Zone designed for the responsible traveller. Midtown, the area around Times Square, is where you’ll find the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, and the Rockefeller Center. Try booking the New York Hilton Midtown.

If you’re hankering for a luxury hotel with all the trimmings: bells, whistles and bellhops, then Central Park, on the Upper East Side, is your best bet. This area is one of the most expensive in the city. This is the ultimate destination for culture (think opera, ballet, jazz, classical music, Michelin-starred restaurants) – and a taste of old New York. As you walk along Fifth Avenue, bordering Central Park, you’ll encounter ‘Museum Mile’, an area of prestigious institutions like the Met and the Frick. Stay at Park Lane New York and relish timeless views from the intimate rooftop, Darling.

Staying on the Lower East Side puts you near Brooklyn Bridge and the Tenement Museum – a popular museum which gives you a taste of the area’s working-class roots. The LES has gentrified rapidly in the last couple of decades. Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York gives you a feel for the area as it is now, trendy, young and fun.

A number of eye-catching cast iron buildings form the backbone of the Soho district, which sits below Midtown. The name comes from the area’s geography: it’s the region south of Houston Street, in downtown Broadway. Soho is synonymous with shopping – with boutiques for everyone from Opening Ceremony to Celine. Stay at NoMo Soho for interiors stuffed with vintage finds and curious furnishings. Tribeca sits along the Hudson River, north of the Financial District. Hudson River Park and River Promenade provides a breath of fresh air amid the hustle and bustle of Manhattan – quite literally. Stay at Walker Hotel Tribeca which gives a nod to the neighbourhood’s industrial past with practical design, utilitarian furnishings and whitewashed brickwork.

Central Park, New York. © Dmitry Travnikov

Top five things to see in New York

Whatever type of New York city break you’re after, you can be sure that the Big Apple won’t be short on things to see and do. Here are our top five suggestions:

Our top tip? Book tickets in advance wherever possible – it’ll save you having to queue, leaving you more time to explore this exciting city.

What to see on a New York city break

Yes, you can do New York over a long weekend. Get swept up on a minibreak – shopping, exploring and eating your way through NYC block by block.  If it’s your first visit, check out our classic itinerary. If you fancy a quirkier route, read our curious weekend guide. Use our NYC top ten to tick off the key sights. We fly to New York up to 15 times a day from London airports, making it easy to plan your short break. Plus, book your experiences with us before you go, and avoid spending your precious time queueing.

Top of the Rock New York © Getty

Multi-city holidays

New York City is brilliantly connected – turn your New York trip into a multi-city holiday by flying or driving on to other US cities. Boston is four hours drive north, Philly two hours south. You could swap the cultural capital for the political one, and fly to Washington DC, or take a trip to the west coast and visit San Francisco, then road trip to Las Vegas. Then fly home from your new destination. It’s easy with our multi-centre trip planner.

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