New York, the ‘Big Apple’, the “city that never sleeps” – New York has been given may pseudonyms but none of them quite do justice to America’s most vibrant and exciting city. From the glamour of the Upper West Side to super-cool SoHo, from the hustle and bustle of Midtown and the Theatre District to laid-back Greenwich Village – New York is all about neighbourhoods. Hope on the subway of take one of the city’s famous yellow taxis to explore this adrenaline-charged city, visiting landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Radio city, the Empire State, Ground Zero and Grand Central Station.
Along with the more traditional attractions, take a trip over the city by helicopter, tour around on an open bus, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, or see the Manhattan skyline from the river at night. Further afield, why not explore the colourful neighbourhoods of Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens.
With so many fabulous restaurants to choose from you’re spoilt for choice. Pop down to the Spotted Pig in Greenwich Village where you may bump into a star or two, or enjoy a fabulous steak dinner at the infamous Gallagher’s W 52nd Street, hop a yellow cab into China town to Wo Hop and eat alongside the New York Police – the options are endless! For a brunch, not to be missed, take the subway down to Tribeca and muse the morning away at Bubby’s on Hudson Street and for those with a sweet tooth a visit to Max Brenner’s chocolate restaurant is a must.
Shop till you drop at the countless designer stores on 5th Avenue and for the more adventurous take a walk up the length of Manhattan through Tribeca and Soho where there are small niche boutiques showcasing local designers and artists. Take a trip down to Chelsea and mooch around Chelsea Market and for all those bargain hunters, Century 21 downtown is a must – top designers at up to 65% off retail 100% of the time!
There’s so much to see and do you’ll be spoilt for choice and one weekend in New York is never enough!