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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.

Popular New York City Breaks

As an 8 hour flight from London, New York is the perfect place to spend a long weekend city break. To help you make the most of your time and money in the Big Apple, our Experts have hand-picked the best hotels in New York. Chosen for their location, experience and value for money, these New York hotels have also been teamed with return economy airfares to form the ideal city break. The New York holidays are just an example of what we can book for you. To extend your trip or upgrade your flight, talk to our Experts today. 

Popular Tailor-made New York Holidays

If you’re looking to experience NYC and beyond, then look no further than our tailor-made holidays to New York. Designed by our Experts to showcase the best of a region, these itineraries will see you dig a little deeper than just a New York City break and take in a number of destinations. Our biggest USA Journey will see you end a mammoth trip in New York, following a bucket-list cross-country road trip driving from Los Angeles along the iconic Route 66.

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 Travel Ideas and Advice 

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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.

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.

Travel Butler 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 Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.

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Why book with Flight Centre?

  • Widest choice of airfares in the UK
  • Save time and speak to a Travel Expert
  • Great value for money
  • ABTA and ATOL certified