Holidays in New York City

While the US has many cities, all with their own style and attitude, New York has got to be one of the most commonly found on peoples’ bucket lists of places to see. After all, where else can you tick off so many must-see sites than in The Big Apple? From the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park and the grand buildings on the Upper East Side, New York holidays are never dull.

Made up of five boroughs, there are so many things to see and do in this city that it’s hard to know where to begin. Explore vintage markets, eat New York pizza, and stare up at some of the most impressive buildings in the country. Attractions like the Empire State Building Observatory or Top of the Rock deliver breathtaking views of the skyline at dizzying heights. NYC’s huge parks offer a wonderful sense of tranquility when your feet are back on the ground. Bring some extra memory cards for your camera, because you’re going to need them.

Temperature 2-32 °C

The best time to visit New York City is in spring or autumn when the weather is mild. Summer can be very hot, while winter sees the mercury plummet, with thick snow and temperatures just above zero. 

7.5 hours flight

The main airports for New York City are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), which is 24km southeast of Manhattan; Newark International Airport (EWR) is 22.5km west of Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in Queens, which is 13km from Manhattan.

hanks to its size and diversity, there’s no end of things to do on holidays to New York. Visit the Central Park zoo with your little ones before taking them to the huge M&M;’s World or Toy ‘R’ Us in Times Square. If you’re a couple or a single traveller, you’ll love the endless choice of bars from modern concept bars to Brazilian live music venues.

Soak up the rich, international cultures of Harlem and the Lower East Side; take plenty of quarters for Rockefeller Center’s binoculars, and pack your camera for the sought-after view from the Statue of Liberty’s crown. This holiday hotspot has got it all.

With such a multicultural population, you can find every food imaginable on the street and in the restaurants. From hidden Prohibition-era speakeasies to summertime ice-cream trucks, your New York holidays will be foodie heaven.

The pizza has got to be sampled, while a lunchtime bagel will fill everyone’s stomachs. From summertime milkshakes to cosy winter bars underground, no two meals or drinks will ever be the same. Both kids and adults will love the choice and delicious tastes found on every corner. 

Retail therapy here is unrivalled. Taking up an entire block, Macy’s is a department store you need to visit just for the sheer scale, and Bloomingdale’s is also a must-see. If you want to visit the stores you’ve heard about in movies, Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue are there to be explored, with or without your credit card.

For those who love to buy unique and vintage treats, visit Brooklyn’s flea market. Each borough has its own markets, and there are plenty of independent boutiques for those craving something original. From homewares to fashion, New York holidays are ideal for shopping.

This destination has evolved over time and you can see this through its astounding architecture. Influenced by many cultures and styles, the best way to gauge this city’s size and personality is from high up. Visit the High Line, a cleverly designed urban oasis that runs up along the West Side. It’s built on an old freight railway line that sits high above Manhattan’s streets. Descend to sit on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then go back up to the sky with the Empire State Building. New York holidays are truly unforgettable.