New York Holidays
New York City is that special place we all know from the movies. It’s where art and creativity are born, where unrivalled food and shopping reign supreme and, most importantly, where anyone and everyone is welcomed with open arms. It’s all these elements that make this beloved city the perfect jumping off point for a wider USA holiday – regardless of whether you want to stay in the east or venture west. But don’t be afraid to linger here either. After all, we guarantee you’ll never tire of catching shows on Broadway, summiting record-breaking architectural landmarks (did you know the Art Deco Empire State Building was once the world’s tallest building?), or gorging yourself on some of the best pizza outside of Italy. And the real beauty of Manhattan is that it hasn’t really changed much over the years. Sure, modern technologies have arrived and new skyscrapers punctuate the horizon today, but it has always been a cosmopolitan city full of hope and opportunity. That’s what will make you fall in love with this buzzing metropolis day after day, as you explore icon after icon. Prepare to clear a special place in your heart for this one.
Top 2021/22 New York Holidays
With its spacious rooms and fantastic Midtown New York City location, we just love the 4-star Park Central Hotel. It’s perfect for explorers and business travellers
3 Nights from£ 729 pp
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See the east coast of the USA in style with this Journey, taking you from the history and culture of Boston and Washington DC to the bright lights and towering
16 days from£ 2669 pp
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This Midtown hotel sits among the tree-line streets of Murray Hill, less than 10 minutes ‘walk from Grand Central Station, with the tempting restaurants of
3 Nights from£ 629 pp
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Wake up to incredible views over the world-famous Manhattan skyline at this elegant hotel. Set over 29 floors, rooms and suites here are spacious and stylishly
3 Nights from£ 639 pp
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New York Holiday Types
Whether for shopping, culture or luxury, we have a New York holiday type to suit you. Below are just a few examples of the kind of holiday types we offer. Have something special in mind? Our Experts can create a bespoke New York holiday just for you. Talk to one of our Experts today.
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More About New York
Population: 8.5 million
Currency: US Dollar
Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.
Flight time: London to New York flight time is 8 hours.
Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport
Visas: British Citizens require an ESTA, which you can apply for online.
Top 3 Things to Do in New York
- Walk around Central Park
- Venture to the top of the Empire State Building
- Try a slice of pizza in Brooklyn
Getting Round New York
NYC's big yellow taxis are the easiest way to get around – but be prepared to pay a premium and most likely sit in traffic. New York buses and the Subway are a cheap and convenient way to get around; both accept Metrocards, which will cost you just US$2.75 per ride. However, walking is by far the easiest and cheapest way to travel. You’ll see more of the city that way, and it won’t cost you a penny. Grab a map from one of the Official NYC Information Centers (there’s one in Times Square, Broadway at 47th St., open 9am-6pm daily) and hit the pavement.
When to Go to New York
New York is consistently inconsistent when it comes to the weather. It offers extremes of the UK to an extent – hot, humid summers and cold, wet winters. But that doesn’t mean it can’t deviate from that, so it always pays to go out armed with an umbrella, regardless of the season. Likewise, some winter days can surprise you too, and it is not uncommon for some unseasonal warmness to occur. And while not knowing what the weather holds can be frustrating, what it does mean is that New York is prepared with plenty of things to do, come rain or shine. For recommendations by season, see our when to go to New York guide.
Why Book Your New York Holiday with Flight Centre
We know New York: Many of our Experts have visited New York while our USA specialists work closely with the city’s hotels and tour operators to ensure our holidays feature the latest and greatest that city has to offer, and at the best value prices.
Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores and offices in New York, giving us access to fantastic local knowledge. With a team on the ground, we’ll not only ensure you have a fantastic experience, but also offer you insider information and tips that only locals will know.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to the USA from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.