Holidays in New York offer the ultimate big city holiday experience. It's inevitable that New York City is most closely associated with the enormous towering buildings that make up the borough of Manhattan.
The famous Manhattan skyline
The memorable Manhattan skyline has appeared in countless films and television series. Perhaps the most famous building is the massive Empire State Building, a colossal 102-storey structure that, despite no longer being the tallest, is still one of the most iconic and most visited buildings in the world.
Along with Central Park, the Empire State Building is a New York holidays must-see attraction. You'll find it on New York's famous 5th Avenue, the location of many of Manhattan's most well-known shops and restaurants, including the Tiffany's jewellery store, another popular New York holiday attraction.
The cultural melting pot of New York
The New York way of life has emerged from the mixed backgrounds and ethnicities of its inhabitants. Many different people have come together in one place to create a melting pot of different cultures. New York holidays invite you to sample this incredible mix, which is particularly evident in the variety of cuisine available in the restaurants and cafés of this celebrated city. Traversing the streets of New York can sometimes be a mind boggling experience, such is the vibrancy of the city, but you'll never be far from a coffee shop, so if it does all become to much to take in you can always sit down and people-watch for a while.
A visit to Times Square is another New York holiday essential, which will take you right to the heart of the hustle and bustle. Here the giant screens advertising fizzy drinks and electronics equipment remind you that you are smack-bang in the middle of a commercial and cultural leviathan.
Central Park, Statue of Liberty and Broadway
New York holidays present excellent shopping opportunities, with everything imaginable available in the massive department stores at very favourable prices. Alongside the big name outlets there are countless small boutiques and souvenir shops where you could pick up a new outfit in the bohemian style of the city or take home some little replicas of The Statue Of Liberty. Central Park in upper Manhattan is a great place to take a stroll and escape some of the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfares, where you can sit and watch the joggers go by or visit a memorial to John Lennon, who lived and died nearby.
A ferry journey to the world famous Statue Of Liberty invites a few dozen photo opportunities of the great landmark, another memorable image of New York holidays. For an evening's entertainment head down to Broadway to catch a show, or simply wander the streets of 'The City That Never Sleeps' and settle into a cosy bar that suits your tastes. Whatever your preference, there is no shortage of entertainment opportunities on New York holidays.