New York City is a heady blend of iconic images, eclectic neighbourhoods and community spirit and no other place in the world will give you such a strong feeling of déjà vu.
Yellow cabs, steaming vents and towering buildings provide a continuous reminder of where you are and the unique personality of a typical New Yorker has got to be experienced first-hand.
No matter whether you’re taking a stroll through Central Park, marveling at the money monuments on Wall Street or simply enjoying a lazy brunch at one of the easy-going diners, New York City really does have something for everyone.
The layout of the city makes navigation straight forward and all the major suburbs can be visited via bus, cab or on foot. From Manhattan to China Town; Little Italy to Brooklyn, New York is one destination that you’ll want to visit time and time again.
Eats & drinks
The restaurant scene in New York is one of the most vibrant in the world. Constantly evolving, no sooner does one establish itself as the place to be seen than another opens as the hottest ticket in town. Supper clubs and pop-ups are the latest craze in Manhattan, but institutions such as the 21 club and Katz Deli remain ever popular.
Return airport transfers are available for £40 per person.
Private Limo Transfers
£209 max 8 passengers, All limo prices are per car for a one-way trip.
Please note: Limos will only fit 5 medium bags in the boot, so if the New York stores get the better of you, please consult your local rep to upgrade your limo.
Video of New York
Check out our great video of New York below.
The fastest way to get from A to B in Manhattan is by subway, although
for sheer street-level stimulation, you can’t beat walking!
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Our Top 5 hotels
This hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan with the Empire State Building close by. If shopping is more your cup of tea, Macy's is just a short walk away. Lunch might see you at Anesis Café, which offers great snacks and head-spinningly strong Manhattan-style coffees. Rooms are well equipped and the Comfort Inn's award-winning service is welcoming after a day in the Big Apple.
Oozing with Art Deco chic, this well-priced hotel is just a short walk from the Empire State Building and Macy's department store. In warmer months, the rooftop terrace is a great place to view the Empire State Building. The hotel's attractive, blonde wood restaurant is on the New York Times' list of 'Good Dining Places in the Area'.
The Westin New York at Times Square is an exhilarating achievement of art and architecture. Connected to the hotel is a 200,000sq ft multiplex, housing 13 cinema screens. As you would expect from the Big Apple's latest gem, all rooms are beautifully furnished with an excellent range of amenities. Not forgetting the luxurious Westin Heavenly bed® and heavenly it certainly is!...
This 1920s hotel enjoys a superb location on New York's Upper West Side and has been recently renovated to bring you the highest standards of comfort. Amenities include a fabulous rooftop plunge pool with panoramic views of your stunning surrounds. There's also a rooftop lounge, the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
NYC rooms are often rather, shall we say, 'compact'. However, the Salisbury's rooms are substantially bigger, as they used to be apartments! For a supplement, you can upgrade to a huge suite with 2 double beds and separate living room with sleeper sofa. The location is wonderfully central - how about a jog in the park or a bit of shopping down 5th Avenue?
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