Flight and hotel in New York
Presentation of New York
A holiday in New York is an artistic and cultural dream. The city is a creative centre where art, theatre and fashion breathe and thrive. Home to iconic museums and galleries, food capital and hotbed of diversity – New York is a feast for the senses and imagination. It’s even relatively compact and walking is one of the best ways to experience this city. Wander the globe as you experience the culinary delights of a myriad of different countries. Watch the world go by in pavement cafes and browse stylish boutiques or atmospheric bookshops. Tick all the big draws off your list as you delve into the heart and soul of this incredible city. With our low-cost holidays you could soon be on a flight to New York.
Things to know before visiting New York
New York is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. UK travellers can enter the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) – you need to have an electronic passport and it’s recommended you apply online at least 72 hours before departure. If you’re planning a holiday to New York via a flight from London to New York or a flight from flight from Manchester to New York, then you’ve come to the right place. New York is served by three major airports – John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia and Newark Liberty. JFK is 18 miles to the east, 40 minutes by AirTrain and subway or by taxi. LaGuardia is 11 miles to the north-east, 25 minutes by taxi or 45 minutes by bus and train. Newark is 15 miles to the west, 35 minutes by taxi or 40 minutes by airport express train. Bus shuttle services are also available. Take a look at our flight and hotel deals to New York and start planning your trip today.
What to do in New York?
A holiday to New York is a whirlwind adventure. Down on the ground it’s a heady mixture of sights and sounds, but many of the city’s top experiences involve being whisked up to the top of a skyscraper and viewing the skyline from dizzying heights. They’ll each make you see the metropolis in a new light. New York was made for these kinds of exhilarating rides so be sure to experience at least a few of our top ten viewpoints:
- Statue of Liberty
- Empire State Building
- One World Observatory
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Governors Island
- The High Line
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden
- Staten Island Ferry
- Fort Tryon Park
- Le Bain Rooftop Bar at the Standard
, Of course, there’s plenty to do down on the ground too. Choose from an array of museums and galleries and walk the vast grounds of Central Park. When the sun goes down you can catch a Broadway show, take your pick from live theatre, dance, comedy and music, or simply soak up the atmosphere in a Manhattan bar. Compare holidays with us for the best deals.
What to see in New York in 2 or 3 days?
Two or three days is a short time to pack a lot into a holiday to New York, but it helps to be at least a little prepared. Start with our top twelve attractions for some inspiration and insight into the city:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
- Guggenheim Museum
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- American Museum of Natural History
- Tenement Museum
- New York Botanical Garden
- Central Park
- Times Square
- Greenwich Village
- Coney Island
- Rockefeller Center
New York is an epicentre for contemporary art as some of the top attractions show. Both the Tenement Museum and Ellis Island tell stories of the city’s past. Central Park is vast and a wonderful place to escape the city crowds for some time out. Greenwich Village was the centre of the 1960s counterculture movement and today is home to great cafes and stylish boutiques. Check out our great flight and hotel deals today.
What to eat in New York?
Whatever your taste buds fancy you can be sure to find it on a holiday to New York. Choose from an array of Michelin starred restaurants, artisan cafes, gourmet food trucks, traditional diners and gastropubs. Many restaurants grow their veggies on roof gardens and there’s a growing number of beehives producing local honey on rooftops too. Vegetarian, vegan and other diets are well-catered for and there’s a growing movement to source seasonal food locally and sustainably. Try out locally produced artisan coffees, chocolates and cheeses. Or head to Chinatown for noodles or a Jewish deli for potato latkes (pancakes), matzah brei (flatbread with eggs) and pickled fish. Traditional New York dishes to try also include clam chowder, pizza, cheesecake, pastrami and all kinds of bagels. With our low-cost holidays, you’ll have a little more spending money for all these treats.
What to bring from New York?
A holiday to New York is an opportunity to pick up clothing bargains, with everything from cut-price Levis to department store designer steals and thrift shops selling vintage and retro clothes. You could easily spend your holiday in New York shopping. Iconic stores not to miss include Bloomingdale's, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue - away from the clothes, these stores are also great for all kinds of gifts. Classic food items to take home from the city include luxury coffee, pretzels, cheese, candy, local honey and pickles, while other souvenirs include snow globes, sporting souvenirs and subway maps. Head to MoMA Design Store for New-York-City-themed homewares and books and CityStore for official merchandise, with everything from T-shirts, hoodies and bags to mugs and coasters. Make your trip a memorable one with our amazing flight and hotel deals.