New York Holidays

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New York holidays have something for everyone. There is so much to see and do in New York, from awe-inspiring skyline to beautiful parks and museums. We’ve all been on holidays to New York City in our daydreams and been there a thousand times in the movies we watch. So now is the perfect time to plan an unforgettable break to the city that never sleeps. We’ve pulled together some of our most popular city breaks, multi-trip holidays and cruise packages that include New York City. Check out our exciting range of New York holidays, the possibilities are unlimited….

Staff Tips

  • Paula McMullan

    New York-Don't be afraid to use the subway when shopping time is short - it's so easy and fast to get around the city. (USD2.90 per trip) Taxi's are great too but just the traffic can be a bit crazy sometimes.

    Paula McMullanPersonal Travel Planner
  • Linda Collins

    New York - If Jazz is your thing, then a visit to the Lincoln Center's glassy venue, Frederick P. Rose Hall, which floats five stories above Columbus Circle is definitely a must! In this complex, you can dine and hear world-class music at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, take in a show with stunning views of Central Park in The Appel Room or sit in one of the best concert halls in town in the Rose Theater.

    Linda CollinsPersonal Travel Planner
  • Adrienne Keogh

    New York - If you are looking for a great breakfast in NYC cafes can be hard to come by- but checkout Penelopes, in 159 Lexington Avenue, they have a great breakfast menu including waffles, french toast and amazing buttermilk pancakes! You will certainly be filled up for day in the Big Apple after visiting here!

    Adrienne KeoghSales and Operations Manager
  • Orlagh Hogan

    New York - Most of Manhattan, with the exception of a few downtown neighborhoods like the West Village, the Lower East Side and Battery Park, is laid out on a grid system with very few hills, making it extremely easy to find your way around.

    Orlagh HoganPersonal Travel Planner
  • Angel Chua

    New York - Restaurant Week is held every year in New York, once in summer and once in winter. During these times you can eat at some of the city's finest restaurants for a fraction of the usual price.

    Angel ChuaPersonal Travel Planner

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Travelling to New York - FAQs

  • How many days do you need in New York City?

    There are ways to make the most of the limited time travelers have in New York.  Ideally you would spend at least three days to really see the main highlights. It is possible to do a ‘ NYC highlights’  in a two-day itinerary, but it would be pretty full-on. No time for naps to get over any jet lag!

    Ideally you would have  4-5 days to see the main sights without rushing too much.

  • When is the best time of year to visit New York?

    New York is a popular year-round destination.  It is the ultimate destination for a city break. Choosing the right time of year for your break to New York is easy – any time is great.  So when is the best time for a city break to New York?

    Best time of year for value?

    The best time to visit New York City is from April to June and September to early November when tourist crowds are not as overwhelming as at peak times in Summer and at Christmas.

    The cheapest time to visit New York is on weekends from mid-January to the end of February. This period contains the best combination of low prices and discounts on flights, hotels, and Broadway-type shows and musicals.

    Best time of year for weather?

    The best time to visit New York for pleasant, warm weather is from April to June. This coincides with spring time in the city. The weather is usually warm and dry at this time of year.

     

  • Which area to stay in New York?

    New York consists of five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island – and each have many famous and distinct neighbourhoods. Although Manhattan is the smallest of the five boroughs, it’s undoubtedly the most popular one among tourists looking for the best places to stay in New York City.

    Midtown Manhattan is the best area to stay in New York City for first timers as its easily accessible to everywhere. Lower Manhattan is more popular for tourists on a budget. There are some great value accommodation options in this areas and you can also walk to some fantastic local neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, East Village and Soho. For a little bit of glamour stay in the fashionable neighborhoods of the Upper East and West Side.

  • What's the best way to see New York City?

    New York City has so many things to see, places to visit and activities to enjoy. A tour is a great way to take in the highlights when on holiday to New York. Here are our top 5 ways to see the city:

    New York City Hop on Hop Off Downtown Loop

    See the world-famous bright lights and billboards of Times Square, sit back and relax as you enjoy the open- top double-decker views of famous sights like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Centre, the Flatiron Building, Rockefeller Centre, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty and many more!

    Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
    It’s the perfect vantage point to see New York’s famous landmarks. Your flight will take you past New York’s most famous skyscrapers including the World Financial Center, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and Met Life Center. You’ll also get a bird’s eye view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
    The only way to visit Liberty Island (site of the Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island is by taking a ferry from Battery Park.  Statue Cruises is the National Parks Service official ferry service provider to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. One ferry ticket includes access to both islands,