New York City Travel Guide
Why? New York really is the city that never sleeps and draws people from all over the world to experience this iconic metropolis, one of the greatest cities on earth. Most arrive on business, but millions travel on holiday to New York to see the sights, trawl the famous shopping streets, see a show on Broadway, and soak up the incredible atmosphere.
When? The best time to travel to New York is during September and October, when the days are mild and pleasant, without the high humidity of the spring and summer months that can make a holiday in New York uncomfortable, or the snow and freezing temperatures that occur in winter.
Who for? The very old and the very young may find a holiday in New York too taxing, but everyone else will find something magical to enjoy in this energetic city.
More Info: Our New York travel guide, which is updated regularly, gives full information on travel to New York and all the excitement that awaits on your arrival. Details of events, restaurants and attractions are all included in the travel guide to New York, as well as basic information for international visitors like entry requirements, health and safety precautions.
Statue of Liberty ©
The problem with visiting New York is knowing where to begin, but even if you don't immediately rush off to view the world-famous sights and icons of this most dynamic of cities, just being there is enough: the wonder of New York is in the energy and the diversity that emanates from its densely packed, multi-cultural population. The city vibrates with colliding cultures, languages and nuances; here high-life and low-life rub shoulders, and whoever you are and whatever your taste, there will be something to amuse and stimulate you 24-hours a day.
Whether lolling on a bench in leafy Central Park, watching the world go by from a French bistro in Soho, or gazing up at 'Lady Liberty' from the deck of the Staten Island Ferry, most visitors will feel they've done it all before, simply because New York is so familiar to anyone who has ever seen a movie or watched television. There is something special however in actually seeing the familiar landmarks and experiencing the pulse of the clichéd, but true, 'city that never sleeps'.
New York City is made up of five boroughs: Staten Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, but many visitors never leave Manhattan. There is a lot packed into this tiny area: the 24-hour pasta restaurants of Little Italy and the bustling sidewalks of Chinatown, the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village and the theatres of Broadway; and of course the iconic sights of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Times Square.
New York has been described as the best three-day city in the world, and that's about right. After a frenzy of museums, galleries, bars and clubs, many visitors are ready for a break. Fortunately there's a lot of choice in excursions, from the National Parks of Upstate New York, to the beaches of Long Island or simply the leafy oasis of Central Park. Whatever you're after, New York is ready and waiting to bewitch, bother and bewilder.
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