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The city that never sleeps, New York is a metropolis of energy, attitude, and boundless culture. Everything about New York is larger than life, from the bright lights and bustling streets of Times Square, to the magnificence of Broadway, there is barely a corner of the city that isn't in some way steeped in history. From the dim-lit music clubs of Greenwich Village, to the iconic splendor of the Statue of Liberty, and everything in between, New York is a city that you perhaps have to see to fully believe.
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Perhaps more so than any other city in the world, New York really does cater for every traveller who walks its streets. With more art galleries, museums and historic landmarks than could possibly be seen in a single trip, New York's unique brand of culture provides visitors with more entertainment opportunities than one could ever imagine.
When visiting New York be sure to:
Day 1: Start the first day of your stay in New York with a tour by Manhattan and afterwards take a ferry to Ellis Island to admire the glamorous Statue of New York. Have lunch in the Wall Street area and while you’re there don’t forget to take a photo with the famous Charging Bull statue. Later on pay a visit to the September 11th Memorial Plaza and Memorial Museum. During the evening go for a walk at Times Square and have a True American Hamburger for dinner.
Day 2: For the second day in New York start by exploring the famous districts of Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx. Alternatively, get inspired at the MoMa “Museum of Modern Art” and once you’re out take a walk in the Central Park and stop for lunch in one of the many praised restaurants of the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.During the afternoon catch a glimpse of the other notable neighbourhoods in Manhattan such as East Village, Greenwich Village and West Village. To finish your day two in New York go high up to a rooftop for dinner and rejoice at the magnificent views that can only be seen from the top of a skyscraper.
Day 3: In the third and final day of your holidays in New York go for a shopping spree in popular stores: Century21, Macy’s and Bloomingdale's. Alternatively go for a tour on the Fifth Avenue and check the Rockefeller Center for more shopping and photos.
New York is served by three major airports, with John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) the most well-known one of them all. LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport also serve the city. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to New York.
LaGuardia Airport is located in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens.
LaGuardia Airport located closest to Manhattan and therefore the best served by public transport links. There are public buses as well as the airport shuttle, NYC Airporter, which go directly between the airport and Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building.
Newark International Airport is located in the state of New Jersey 24km southwest of Midtown Manhattan.
Newark International Airport is located in New Jersey connects to Manhattan via taxi, train or bus. The Newark Airport Express bus takes about 50 minutes and stops at Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is located 20km southeast of Lower Manhattan.
There is a flat-rate taxi fare from JFK Airport to Manhattan, but there are also subway and bus connections available. Public transport links from JFK to Manhattan generally take between 60 and 90 minutes. The NYC Airporter is a direct bus line from JFK to Grand Central Station and Penn Station.
New York in August is a hot city with a maximum temperature of 29 degrees. It’s a good month to visit the so called “City That Never Sleeps“ because most locals tend to go on holidays during August which means that the city is less crowded than usual. The US Open Tennis Tournament takes place in New York during August and you’ll be able to see some of the best athletes in the world competing here.
During the whole month of August there are many free activities you can do in New York such as outdoor cinema in the park while enjoying a picnic, or the Harlem week that celebrates the diversity and exclusive core of Harlem with unique food, concerts and sports. There is also the India Day Parade on the 21st of August and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival during the first week of August which is a perfect event for families.