Ever since the Dutch first entered this harbour in 1624 it has become a historic landmark and a must visit destination. Every stretch of this island is packed full of family fun that will keep everyone busy. So prepare yourself to be blown over by this shopaholic’s paradise and a tourist’s dream.
Become a Tourist
Start your cheap city break by exploring the iconic landmarks that symbolise New York. Whether you are in awe of the groundbreaking Brooklyn Bridge or just want cross the record breaking Manhattan Bridge these engineering masterpieces that represent the great American dream are sure to leave you speechless. Discover the idyllic Empire State Building or to get a full picturesque cityscape view, gaze out from the top of the Rockefeller Building. After, escape the noises of city life in tranquil Central Park nestled in the middle of Manhattan Island before a gentle cruise across the Hudson River to admire the Statue of Liberty. As an evening activity, head up to Times Square and enjoy a theatrical production in Broadway or head towards Greenwich Village to discover where the characters of Friends lived.
Culture of dining
New York is famous for a large variety of different delicious foods. Feed your sugary craving by trying a tasty cupcake with Carrie, from Sex in the City, at a Magnolia Bakery. Or, taste a delightfully light cookie at Levain Bakery. Ellen’s Stardust Diner offers a traditional American style eatery where your food will be served with a song and a smile. Get on down to Five-Guys, on this cheap city break, for a burger craze that has swept the nation.
Sip on a drink
Hiding behind a Five-Guys on 7th Street you will discover a gem of a bar named Garret. So, take advantage of the birthplace of cocktail bars with this beauty and enjoy a perfect early evening retreat with a Manhattan, Long Island Ice Tea or Cosmopolitan in the city where they were created. If an early evening cocktail isn’t for you you’ll find the trendy district of SoHo offers exactly what you are looking for.
Shop till you drop
This shopper’s paradise offers you everything from flagship department stores to glamorous boutique. If you are fashion conscious take a stroll down 5th Avenue where you will find a selection of shops that suit your every need. Or, shop with the stars on the exclusive Madison Avenue where the jewellery sparkles beneath the shimmering sun.
Art and Architecture
For an American city, New York is densely packed with a rich history that is visible everywhere you look. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has become home to an elite collection of modern artwork including paintings from Picasso and Van Gogh. New York also offers an architectural masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum, which hosts popular exhibitions from around the world.