New York is a bustling metropolis of epic proportions and epitomises American culture. Want it bigger and better? You got it! Stay in a stylish and modern penthouse or loft with views of the city skyline, or perhaps a boho chic apartment downtown. And if shopping’s your bag, the retail experience here is like no other in the world. From sleek department stores, such as Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, to eclectic flea markets and dusty back-street bookstores, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
After a day spent shopping in the city, the choice of places to eat out is, as you’d expect, vast. Choose a relaxed diner for a classic burger, fries and a shake or sample some seasonal and locally sourced food at a vegan restaurant. If you’re too busy to stop, grab a bite from a gourmet food truck selling sensational soul food or an iconic hot dog with mustard and ketchup. For a extravagant, michelin-star dining experience, head to Williamsburg. Or for a taste of little Italy, dine out in Belmont. In fact, in New York you can find just about any cuisine in the world done well. Very well.
There is so much to see and do in New York you’ll understand why it’s often called ‘the city that never sleeps’. One of the best ways to learn more about the major attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building and Times Square is to join a guided tour. There are some more specialist tours too, such as the Sex and the City tour and the Sopranos tour where you can visit some of the locations in the shows. Don’t forget to get a ticket to a Broadway show while you’re there, it’s an experience not to be missed. From classic shows like Chicago to the thrilling Cirque du Soleil, these sensational shows are some of the best in the world. To get your culture fix, start by visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art which is home to more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years.