New York Holidays

Central Park NYC

New York City is that special place we all know from the movies. Where art and creativity are born, where unrivalled food and shopping reign supreme and, most importantly, where 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 east or go west. But we love to linger here too. After all, we guarantee you’ll never tire of catching shows on Broadway, summiting record-breaking architectural landmarks, or gorging yourself on some of the best pizza outside of Italy. Prepare to clear a special place in your heart for this one.

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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.

New York City Holiday Planning Guide

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Top Things to Do

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 Around

Getting Around 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

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.

More Information

More About New York

Population: 8.5 million

Currency: US Dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.

Getting There

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.

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 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  24/7 Emergency Assistance services.