The New York skyline is as famous as Central Park or breakfast bagels. Captured in photos throughout history, the skyline has changed dramatically since 2001. Encapsulating wealth, inspirational architecture and strength, it’s a city that knows its own limitations. After touching down in one of the surrounding airports, why not jump in an iconic yellow taxi cab for a true New York welcome? Organising your transfer into Manhattan is the perfect way to ensure a stress-free arrival.
There is an endless selection of hotels in New York. Home to numerous iconic museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Guggenheim, Uptown boasts historical classics in this leafy neighbourhood of Manhattan. Midtown is the best location to be in walking distance to many of the main attractions, such as Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building. Or else in Downtown Manhattan, where you will be close to the Financial District, One World Observatory and hop on the ferry at Battery Park over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Unless you are willing to splash out on a four or five star hotel, hotel accommodation is pretty basic. Once you have somewhere to put your head and a safe place to leave your luggage, your only concern should be exploring all that New York has to offer!
You will need a hearty breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup topped off with fresh orange juice and coffee to set you up for a day of sightseeing. Pay a visit to Ground Zero, the site where the World Trade Centre twin towers fell in September 2001 due to a terrorist attack. Gradually the surrounding area is coming back to life with office spaces being filled and a memorial dedicated to the thousands who lost their lives. The city is full of iconic skyscrapers, such as One World Trade Center, the Flatiron Building, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. The Rockefeller Center is like a city within a city and is the world’s biggest privately owned complex.
A visit to New York would not be complete without a wander around Times Square, which is also the heart of the theatre district. Along with countless bars and restaurants, it is a place packed with people and traffic. Soak up the electric atmosphere and don’t forget to book your tickets in advance for one of the many phenomenal Broadway shows.
Many of the hotels in New York can be booked on the day, but depending on the season it’s best to make your reservation in advance. Before that though, make sure you book your flights through Budgetair Australia, as they can offer great deals to New York.