New York Holiday Guide

New York Travel Information

Situated on the east coast of America, New York City is not only the biggest city in the country but one of the most populated in the world. The New York City skyline is a magnificent sight, with literally hundreds of skyscrapers along the Hudson River. The city is a centre for finance, culture, food, research, trade, art, fashion and media. Tourists flock toNew York for its exciting atmosphere and cool reputation as one to the greatest cities in the US.

Tourists will find some great museums in New York, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which showcases some of America's finest pieces. The American Museum of Natural History is also a must see. There are many parks throughout the city, with Central Park being the most famous. The huge 850-acre area is covered with mature trees, lakes and walking paths making for a breathtaking experience.

New York Tourist Attractions

For entertainment New York is spoilt for choice, with fantastic musicals and shows on Broadway, ballet and operas at the Metropolitan Opera House and classical music at New York's Carnegie Hall. For something more casual there are endless numbers of great bars with live bands, comedy clubs and relaxed wine bars playing soft music.

New York City has a choice cuisine from sidewalk sandwiches to some of the most exclusive fine dining restaurants in the world. The city is famous for pizzas, bagels, hot dogs and cheesecake. Throughout the city hotdog vendors can be found on the streets and for the best bagels head to Broadway and 108th street. Pizza restaurants are everywhere but in Little Italy they are particularly tasty.

Transport Around New York

Travelling to New York City is very easy with JFK International Airport servicing daily flights from most major cities around the globe. Getting from the airport to downtown can take a long time, with notoriously bad traffic at most times of the day. Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Company have coaches arriving from all parts of the country every day. Driving to New York is possible but keep in mind the city's traffic can be horrible and there is a lack of parking spaces.

Although thought of as a dangerous city, New York is actually one of the safest large cities in the United States of America. If you keep to the well-lit busy areas, you should be trouble free.