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Things to Do in New York

There is no shortage of things to do in New York City! From exciting tours, iconic landmarks, thrilling shows and world class shopping. One things for sure, your New York holiday will be action packed full of fun!

Staue of Liberty / Ellis Island

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to Liberty Island and the iconic Statue of Liberty. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States and it is known and recognised around the world. The Statue of Liberty guards the entrance to New York Harbour. 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.

While visiting Lady Liberty, take a step back in time with a visit to Ellis Island retracing the steps of many our ancestors. Located in the Upper New York Bay, Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States. Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. In the 35 years Ellis Island was open it processed 8 Million emigrants. Ellis Island is located opposite the Statue of Liberty.

Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Take the train to the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge and cycle or stroll back across the bridge, the view of the Manhattan skyline is incredible and something that you will remember for a longtime after you’ve come home. New York's most famous bridge was built in the 1870s and '80s, and 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.

Central Park

While in New York City, take some time to explore the world famous Central Park. Manhattan has up to 1700 parks spread over the five boroughs but Central Park is defiantly one of the most famous; the park is a great place of calm in such a busy city. During the summer, the park hosts numerous free concerts. The best ways to see the park and all it's features is to walk it, cycle it or maybe even rollerblade around it!

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a must do and it’s probably best to get there early in the morning to avoid the queues. It is located in between 33rd and 34th Streets. This famous building was the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1972, and it is currently the second-tallest building in NYC. The Empire State Observatory located on the 86th floor boasts the best view of New York City.

Catch a Broadway Show

Make time to check out one of Broadway’s classic shows like Spider-Man, Jersey Boys or The Phantom of the Opera. We recommend you book your favourite show in advance to avoid disappointment. If you’re in New York with the family and would love to go to a Broadway you won’t go far wrong with Disney’s Lion King; the show has attracted over 50 million visitors worldwide. Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre is Winner of 35 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards.

Some other places we recommend you visit in New York City include Grand Central Station, the One World Trade Center and the National September 11th Memorial Museum. New York is also home to many world-class museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of National History. In New York you can also do movie / tv show on location tours, bicycle tours,bus tours and so much more!

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