• Paul Welling

Want an epic holiday? Visit the big apple of New York

Want an epic holiday? Visit the big apple

For those who love exciting holidays filled with the hustle and bustle of city life, New York is the perfect place for you to visit. Oozing with culture, there's always something to do or see and you'll never be bored during your stay. If you're looking for a family adventure or just another iconic location to tick off your bucket list, New York City won't disappoint. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit New York for your next getaway.

1. Significant landmarks

Feast your eyes on the Statue of Liberty, a monument that became symbolic of freedom for those who crossed the seas to live in the USA. New York architecture is unlike anywhere else in the world and towering skyscrapers like the Empire State Building are a sight to behold and have to be experienced in person to understand why they are world renowned. The whole city is packed full of iconic landmarks and we suggest visits to Grand Central Station, The Freedom Tower, Flatiron Building and the Chrysler Building. You will find you will get neck ache though on a holiday in New York as you are constantly looking up!

Flatiron in New York City

2. A shopaholic's dream

Shop 'til you drop in the countless stores that New York has to offer. Every fashionista woman and style conscious man will be spoilt for choice in the high-end fashion stores. Ahead of the trends, New Yorkers rock the latest fashion styles before they go mainstream. Ideal for Christmas shopping, the glistening streets will feel festive as you get family and friends authentic US gifts that they won't be able to get back home. Fifth Avenue is home to all the designer stores and you have to visit Macy's and Bloomingdales to 2 famous department stores!

3. Delicious food

New York takes cuisine from all over the world and puts a unique spin on it. Classic pizza and hot dogs come with all the toppings and have a delicious flavour. Famed for experimentation, New York restaurants aren't afraid to push the boundaries of gastronomy, creating spectacular flavour combinations that will have you salivating. Every street corner has a pretzel stand and China Town and Little Italy are must visit areas for quality food.

At the USA Holiday Co we love Tavern on the Green in Central Park, New York just for its location and views from the terrace. Great food here too.

4. Art

For a more sophisticated and cultured trip, visit one of New York's many art museums. From contemporary masterpieces to more abstract designs that you could spend hours pondering over, there is an art style to suit everyone's tastes.

5. Beautiful nature spots

Escape from the hectic bustle of Times Square and visit Central Park. The idyllic park is filled with greenery and lakes, perfect for a picnic or even just a late evening stroll. The picturesque landscape will look stunning in real life and on your Instagram feed. Central Park has been the location for many famous films so why not visit the lake where 'Home Alone' was filmed or go ice skating on the large rink at the top end of the park.

New York is also home to the High Line Park which has turned the disused rail line into a nature walk in Chelsea. Worth a visit to escape the bright lights for a few hours.

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