Time GMT - 5 hrs (East Coast) to -11 (Hawaii)
Flight Time (avg) 7 hours to 16 hours (Hawaii)
Population 311 Million
Seasons - Year round
Telephone International dial +001
Capital Washington DC
Money US Dollar
Whether you want to see the spectacular views from the Empire state building, roam about in Times Square, explore the Statue of Liberty, or enjoy the serenity of Central park, a holiday in New York has something to offer to everyone. One thing for certain is that you will never get bored when you are in New York City. Although staying in hotels in New York can be expensive there are always great package holiday New York available that can make your stay more affordable. You can find any kind of experience ranging from the most luxurious and lavish New York hotels to spending cheap holidays to New York City if you are on a budget. Anything you want to see or do is a quick subway ride away as New York has one of the most accessible and convenient subway systems in any modern city today. So whether you decide to stay in Downtown New York, trendy Soho, Uptown, or Midtown will depend mainly on your budget and your interests. Since New York City has shops and restaurants on every corner and every street, anywhere you choose to stay in the city will offer you a wide range of places for going out and dining. New York is divided into five boroughs: New York City (also called Manhattan), Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Although the most visited area is New York City, if you have time there are a lot of interesting things to do and explore outside of Manhattan as well. The Bronx Zoo is one of largest in the United States and a popular choice for visiting families. Brooklyn’s prospect park and the Brooklyn Museum of Art are also worth a trip. The Brooklyn promenade offers unparalleled views of the financial district in New York City across the East River. If you have time and energy consider walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, a landmark site in New York City and take in one of the most amazing views of the city. Queens is home to the Shea Stadium that hosts the US Open Tennis tournament every year. A free ferry across the river to Staten Island will stop by at Ellis Island where you can see and tour the Statue of Liberty.
Every borough has a distinct character and lifestyle that sets it apart from the other. With so much to see and do, you may want to keep coming back to New York again and again. Most tourists prefer to live in New York Hotels and New York Resorts to make the most of their time. The Roosevelt hotel in Midtown is extremely convenient as it is a short cab ride away from Penn Station and Grand Central station if you will be arriving via trains from the airport or other cities. Roosevelt Hotel New York is near to shopping and restaurants and close to Times Square as well which is home to all the famous Broadway theatres. The Hilton Times Square is another good option for first time tourists as the hotel offers amazing views of the city and direct access to shopping and restaurants right in the building. Of course, another major advantage is that when you step out of the Hilton Hotel New York you step into all the energy and excitement of Times Square. The Jumeirah Essex house provides luxury accommodations and is situated in a coveted spot opposite Central Park. It is close to all the attractions however, it's location near the park gives guests a little respite from the constant hustle and bustle of New York City so you can appreciate a different side of living in New York. The Hudson Hotel is also nearby, just steps from Central Park, Lincoln centre and Columbus circle mall. There are several other choices for staying instead of Hotels New York like short term furnished apartment rentals, motels, and smaller inns as well. It is best to plan your vacation ahead of time so you are able to find something that suits your vacation needs and budget. Although, high season is usually the summers there are also a lot of tourists during Christmas so it’s a good idea to book in advance in order to take advantage of good New York deals. New York City is always buzzing with energy and the air seems to be pulsating with excitement. You can choose to take a romantic dinner cruise on the Hudson river and enjoy New York City as it lights up the night; take your kids to the small but charming central park zoo; explore the world renowned museums and exhibitions at MOMA (museum of Modern Art), Guggenheim Museum or The Metropolitan Museum of Art; take in amazing views from the top of the empire state; go boating in Central park; Or, if shopping is your pleasure, stroll along the designer boutiques on Madison Avenue or 5th avenue. In fact, just walking around in New York City is one of the best ways to enjoy the city as you will come across everything from street musicians, vendors, and dance troupes providing free entertainment for the crowds. Getting to New York City is by far the easiest thing with direct flights from most countries in Europe. British Airways has seven regularly scheduled daily flights from London Heathrow airport to New York City. American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Continental Airlines also offer regularly scheduled direct flights from London to New York City with flying time under 8 hours. A lot of people fly to the two international airports in New York (John F Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia airport) or the Newark airport in New Jersey that has direct trains coming into New York City. With so many flights coming into New York and the surrounding airports every day you can be sure to New York late deals as well. If you need a little excitement to get away from your every day life there is nothing better than spending your holidays in New York City.