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Take a bite out of the Big Apple and you’re sure to be immediately captivated by its excitement and choice. New York is a sensational and the most famous city in the world. Here you’ll be able to find out all the latest on the city hotspots and attractions including The Statue of Liberty, Times Square in Manhattan, Helicopter Sightseeing Tours, the New York Skyride, the Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Air Space Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art not to mention the shopping bargains. Or if it is entertainment you fancy, the city’s cinemas, concert halls, jazz and rock clubs, comedy clubs, nightclubs and bars seethe with activity. As for dance & theatre, from ground-breaking studio performances to Broadway spectaculars, New York leads the world. Hundreds of performances are staged including street festivals, and film and opera in the park, New York's attractions really do have it all.
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Visit Brooklyn Bridge. New York's most famous bridge crosses the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn and taking a walk across this historic bridge is a must do activity! Built in the 1870s and '80s, the Brooklyn Bridge was one of the first suspension bridges to be constructed in the USA. The soaring Gothic towers at either end are particularly dramatic when floodlit at night, their tall elongated arches an iconic New York sight. Also, visit Empire State Building. This famous building has been the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, and it is currently the tallest building in NYC. Statue of Liberty is another must see attraction in New York. The Statue of Liberty guards the entrance to New York Harbor on Liberty Island. A gift from France to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Lady Liberty has been a symbol of democracy and hope since 1886. The largest city in the United States, New York boasts one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. A major center for food, music, culture, fashion and business, the city known as the “Big Apple” truly is a city that never sleeps. With a plethora of world-class museums, cultural institutions, quirky neighborhoods and shopping and dining opportunities to suit any budget, New York has something for everyone!
New York Broadway Shows & New York Musicals:
No visit to New York is complete without seeing a Broadway Musical. Tour America have a selection of shows at very competitive prices ranging from some of the longest running to the most recently opened shows. Below is just a small sample of what we offer. We have tickets for shows including Jersey Boys, the Lion King, Mamma Mia, Spider Man, Wicked and more…
Chicago – This sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz has everything that makes Broadway great: knockout dancing, a ripped-from-the-headlines story about fame and scandal and one show-stopping song after another. No wonder Chicago has been honoured with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
Sister Act – if you were a fan of the 1992 film Sister Act, you don’t want to miss seeing all your favourite characters come to life in the new Sister Act musical Broadway show.
Mary Poppins – Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand new breathtaking dance numbers, Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show!
The New Yorker Tour – All aboard for a fantastic bird’s-eye view of the magic isle of Manhattan. Experience the beauty of central park, the Hudson River, and New York Harbor including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. Marvel at the splendor of Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building and the World Financial Center. Delight in flying by the historical richness of the Statue of Liberty, Elis Island, Greenwich Village and the 126 year old Brooklyn Bridge.
Grayline, Day trips to Niagara Falls – The day trip for those who want to do Niagara Falls in a hurry, there and back in only 14 hours!
Bike and Roll New York – Central Park - Bike and Roll offer easy, fun and safe bike tours in your favourite city. Learn about the history, see the sites, take lots of photos, and make new friends. Both day-time and night-time bicycle rides are for the whole family.
Other popular New York tours:
Grayline New York Sightseeing, On Location Tours New York, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Empire State Building Observatory, CityPASS New York, Helicopter Flight Services.
New York Events Guide:
4 of July – Independence Day celebrations
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies.
US Open – Tennis NYC – Aug – Sep
The US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, Queens, is one of the premier sporting events in the world.
Must Visit Attractions in New York:
Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan, Rockefeller, Madison Square Garden, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal, Staten Island Ferry, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Yankee Stadium, St. Patrick’s Cathedral New York, Washington Square Park, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Times Square, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock…
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In New York dining out can be cheaper than eating at home and you can do it around the clock. The city boasts an incredible 20,000 restaurants and between them they serve up over 100 types of ethnic cuisine representing virtually every country in the world.
Whether it’s hot dogs or haute cuisine, New Yorkers are passionate about their food: meals, chefs, dining rooms, and patrons are hotly debated and crazes for new cuisines and restaurants can sweep across the city like a tidal wave!
Some of our favourites include The Pink Tea Cup on 42 Grove Street between Bedford & Bleecker Stations, a lovable village institution serving authentic Southern fried cooking – sausage patties, smothered pork chops, and cornbread. Also, try out Mesa Grill on 5th Avenue in Manhattan or Pastis on 12th Street at 9th Avenue, these are some of New York's Restaurants.
It is reckoned that 150,000 Irish travel to the Big Apple to do their Christmas shopping and take in a holiday… spending on average €1500 per person. If you’ve been clever and booked your fares early, you can get to New York, stay and shop…and still save money on what your expenditure would be if you’d stayed at home. The Irish are the second biggest Christmas spenders in Europe, so we’re not talking small change.
You can do the department stores - Bloomingdales (1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street, 212 705 2000), Bergdorf Goodman (754 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, 212 753 7300) and Barneys (660 Madison Avenue at 61st Street, 212 826 8900), which collect the best designer offerings under one roof – or you can avoid schlepping around the mainstream and go for the more unique boutiques. Scoop NYC (Washington & 430 West 14th St) Popular with fashion agents and publicists, sells the hippest of womens and mens designer labels and is a great spot to find the latest must-have jeans (from Calvins to Sevens, Papers to James Jeans).
Top Shopping Malls in New York City:
Barneys, Bloomingdales, Woodbury Common, Jersey Gardens, Tiffany & Co, Saks, Macys, Banana Republic, Toys'R'Us, H&M, American Eagle, Century 21...
Weather in New York
Warmest month is usually July. Coolest month is usually January. Wettest month is usually May. Lowest recorded temperature: -9.4°C. Highest recorded temperature: 41.1°C.
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