You're Going to Love New York

As Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra famously sing in the classic movie "On the Town", New York is a "helluva town." The Big Apple has it all, from its awe-inspiring skyscrapers to world-class museums, shopping districts, sporting events, and historical sights.

Tour the artistic masterpieces at MoMa, take the ferry out to see the Statue of Liberty (the most iconic symbol of freedom in the U.S), book Broadway theater tickets, or just wander the floor of iconic stores like Bloomingdales or Macy's. Take a walk through Central Park, ascend to the top of the Empire State Building, or stay grounded with a shopping tour of 5th Avenue.

Whether you're heading there on a summer-sight-seeing break or want to share in festive magic by ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center; New York attracts crowds in every season; so book your ticket today.

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What to do in New York

Statue of Liberty
Times Square
Empire State Building

When to Visit New York

New York is a world-class destination any time of the year. At Christmas, you can tour the famous store windows, enjoy ice-skating, see the lights in Times Square and take the kids to see Santa at Macy's. Spring is the time to see Central Park in bloom, the St Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Macy's Flower Show. Summer brings crowds from across the world, and it’s the best time to enjoy the city’s outdoor attractions like the Bronx Zoo, Liberty Island cruises and Brighton Beach. Then there’s fall, when the crowds get thinner but the city hosts events like New York Fashion Week and Broadway’s new theater season kicks into gear. So whenever you visit, you’ll find something to do.

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Where to Stay in New York

Popular Districts

How to Get Around New York

The Cost of Living in New York

Shopping Streets

Shopping is one of New York’s great obsessions, and there are some fantastic shopping districts to explore. 5th Avenue is probably the most famous and is home to brands like Abercrombie & Fitch (no. 720), Gucci (no. 725), Saks (no. 611), and Hugo Boss (no. 717). Broadway is another street that is full of boutiques, such as All Saints (no. 512) and Madewell (no. 486). There are also malls like the Time Warner Center, while discount shopping is on offer at the Staten Island Mall (2655 Richmond Ave). If you want to check out craft products and antiques, the Green Flea Market is the place to head on Sundays (100 W 77th St).

Groceries and Other

Shopping at supermarkets and delis is one way to keep the cost of living in New York down. Chain supermarkets are thin on the ground in Manhattan, but there are independent stores like D'Agostino in Greenwich Village (341 3rd Ave). There are a number of Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Fairway outlets as well as Duane Reed supermarkets on Broadway and Wall Street. Another good option for grocery shopping is to visit Chelsea Market (75 9th Ave) for fresh produce and prepared meals. Expect to pay around $2.30 for a gallon of milk or $4.30 for 12 eggs. New York isn’t cheap, so budget accordingly.

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