New York City Holidays

The city that never sleeps: New York City breaks are bursting with iconic landmarks, fantastic shopping and stunning hotels to make your trip one to remember.

From the Empire State Building and Times Square to the Statue of Liberty, soak up the sights and marvel at the architecture as you wander the bustling streets. For a more tranquil stroll, visit Central Park or take a Hudson cruise for a break from the hubbub. A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a spot of shopping; head to Fifth Avenue for some retail therapy at Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Barney’s before seeing a show at one of the world’s most famous stages on Broadway.

New York is a popular stopover destination and a great addition to any multicentre holiday. Combine the Big Apple with the beaches of Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda or, with the bright lights of Las Vegas or Los Angeles. You can even venture out to explore the North East coast; from historical Boston to picturesque New England. The possibilities are endless.

Destination Highlights
  • Take a helicopter over Manhattan
  • Photograph the Empire State building from the top of the Rockefeller Center
  • Sip on cocktails in a speakeasy
  • Walk over Brooklyn Bridge
  • Shop on 5th Avenue
  • Watch a show on Broadway

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 7 hours; direct flights from Ireland are available

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

New York will keep your days full with sightseeing, dining out and shopping. You will need to return to New York more than once to experience and discover all the hidden gems you can easily miss on your first visit. Plus the city is forever changing with new family attractions popping up all the time. So whether you are travelling with friends, as a couple or with family New York has something for everyone.

  • Midtown Manhattan

    Midtown Manhattan is the most popular place to stay with Times Square, neon lights, Broadway theatres, Macy's department store and the hustle and bustle but there is so much more beyond this location. The Theatre District on Broadway is where you'll find all the great shows and musicals.

  • Tribeca and Soho

    Soho’s independent designer stores tempt your willpower, be sure to stop off at hidden gems including the New York City Fire Museum and the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Night owls should pull up a bar stool at iconic haunts such as Fanelli’s, one of the oldest bars in New York. Tribeca is is the home to the Tribeca Film Festival, which sees world-premiere movies brought to the city.

  • Financial District

    Head to the Skyscraper Museum to understand how vertical ambition drove buildings ever upwards. Just next door you can discover the National Museum of the American Indian before heading to the 911 Memorial Park to reflect and be inspired by eye-witness accounts. Explore Lower Manhattan’s drinking spots in Stone Street, a vibrant area filled with bars and restaurants. For quick eats, grab brunch from the abundant food trucks serving everything from Caribbean to Korean flavours. Make sure you book for the One World Observatory this is a truly amazing experience with fantastic views of the city.

  • Upper East and West Side

    These two distinctive neighbourhoods sit either side of Central Park. On the Upper East Side, you'll find some of New York's wealthiest inhabitants as well as the fabulous Museum Mile. Shopping here is unbeatable, try Madison Avenue with designer shopping galore! The Upper West Side boast the famous Strawberry Fields dedicated to John Lennon in Central Park. You'll also find the Lincoln Center is the main attraction with the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera.

  • West Village and Greenwich Village

    This is an exciting area of New York, Greenwich Village is home to artist, writers and musicians. Here you'll find boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and lively bars. If this is your second stay in Manhattan, this where to be to give you a completely different experience of New York. The West Village is full of brownstone houses, neighbourhood restaurants, local bars, coffee shops, boutiques and markets.

  • Central Park

    Stroll through the park, or take one of the many tours. a carriage ride or just rent a bike and explore the park at you leisure. Visit the vintage Carousel, stop by the zoo, sip a cool drink at the Boathouse Cafe or maybe stop off for lunch at the Tavern on the Green. We love Central Park during autumn when the leaves turn to burnt oranges and vibrant yellows, and the crunch of the leaves beneath your feet.

  • Jessica, Destination Manager

    Jessica

    Destination Manager

    "Head to St. Cloud at the Knickerbocker to enjoy a cocktail whilst overlooking Times Square."

  • Tejal, Destination Specialist

    Tina

    Destination Specialist

    "The Boathouse in Central Park is a must at lunch time. You'll need to remember to book though as it's very popular. Turn up early and have a quiet drink overlooking the small lake and if you are feeling energetic then hire a rowboat for over an hour."

  • Omkar

    Destination Specialist

    "My favourite part was Greenwich Village, and walking the High Line for the views and market stalls."

Types of New York City holidays

New York City Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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