Whether it’s in the movies, or in the lyrics to famous Frank Sinatra songs, New York City is depicted as a place of incredible sights, sounds and experiences. You’d be hard pressed to find anybody who has paid a visit to the Big Apple and hasn’t come away with a warm feeling of wonder. So if you’re planning a holiday to the USA, it almost goes without saying that NYC is the place to be.
No matter how long you’re going away for, from mini-breaks to fortnights, you won’t be short on things to do. With this though, you’ve almost got too much choice in some respects! So to help you narrow down your list of activities, here are a few suggestions which you’re bound to enjoy.
When you stay in the city, no matter where you are, or what time of year it is; you have the breath-taking skyline. Miles of stunning skyscrapers tower over the Hudson River and pictures simply doesn’t do it justice; seeing this in person is a whole other ballgame, especially at night.
Speaking of the night, New York is a city that never sleeps or stops, and on almost every block there’s a bar ready to welcome you in for a drink. Of course, there’s more to the nightlife than drinking. You can take in a Broadway show, or go to one of the many famous music venues like the Bowery Ballroom. For something romantic, why not take a walk through a lit-up Central Park or the vibrant Times Square?
New Yorkers don’t do things by halves and if you visit one of the hundreds of fantastic restaurants, you’ll soon see why. Almost every kind of cuisine can be sourced, but it’s definitely worth having a traditional American burger. The Minetta Tavern’s selection, as featured in this blog by Flight Centre about the USA’s best burger joints, is a must for meat-lovers.
The citizens of New York are a great bunch, they love their city and you’re bound to encounter some great characters on your travels. Most of them will be happy to give you directions and offer advice on the best places to go.
What’s best of course is the above is just a small snapshot, there’s even more to see and do, so what are you waiting for? Get your trip booked and discover for yourself why New York City is such an amazing holiday destination. Oh, and remember to bring a camera!