Travel New York
Are you in the midst of planning your next vacation and considering a trip to New York? Whether an organized tour or an all-inclusive trip to New York, you will love your time in the Big Apple, as this cosmopolitan region is always overflowing with attractions that will please the whole family.
When you think about a holiday or a trip to New York, or simply the words “Travel New York” or “New York Trip,” a number of attractions immediately spring to mind: the Statue of Liberty, the famous yellow taxis, skyscrapers towering over the hurried passersby in the financial district of Wall Street, and colourful autumn leaves swirling around in Central Park.
Well, during your vacation in New York, you will have the chance to discover and explore all that ... and much more! Let's take a look at this city that never stops surprising us.
A City of Four Seasons
The first thing to keep in mind when it comes to a holiday in New York is that the city, and the state of the same name in which it is located, benefits from four distinct seasons throughout its territory. You must therefore choose the right moment for your New York holiday.
One of the best times to book a package to New York is unquestionably the autumn when the leaves change colour ... or summer, when the smog is visible in the streets and the ferry ride to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty up close is all the more enjoyable.
The Giant Fir Tree in Rockefeller Plaza
Wintertime has its own special charms to make your next trip to New York special. Indeed, thousands of tourists travel each year to admire the large fir tree overlooking Rockefeller Plaza, all lit up festively from December 2 to early January. The imposing Christmas tree offers a grand spectacle, while, all around, the bustling streets of the metropolis come alive with a festive atmosphere.
During your wintertime next trip to New York, you definitely want to visit (especially if it's raining) the Rainbow Room, a cocktail bar perched on the 65th floor of the majestic Rockefeller Center. The splendid view of the city that it offers you is simply breathtaking.
The Main Tourist Attractions
Among the must-see tourist attractions during your next trip to New York is a visit to the famous Empire State Building, 102 floors high. Illuminating the nighttime skyline with its thousand lights, this uplifting monument, one of the most famous in the world, is worth a visit, if only for the phenomenal panoramic views that it offers of the city and its surroundings. Whether you ascend to the roof of the Empire State Building during the day or at night, the show that it presents to you is just as dazzling.
The 9/11 Memorial
On Greenwich Street, easily accessible by subway or as part of an organized tour of New York, is this historic site commemorating the 3,000 victims who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001. You can see there, among other things, the names of the victims have been immortalized on the parapets at the base of the towers.
Housed in the basement of the same site is the 9/11 Museum, which should also be seen. You can see, among other things, pieces of the pillars of the twin towers, as well as objects used to help the victims, such as a burned ambulance and even the actual helmets worn by the firefighters involved in the rescue.
One can also learn more about the history of the victims who succumbed to the attacks by the touchscreen “Wall of Faces.”
Another attraction of the museum, the staircase of the survivors, is the real steps taken by many people in their attempt to escape the flames threatening to collapse the two burning towers. The spectacle offered is sad and moving at the same time.
On the lighter side, fans of nightlife and good restaurants will be in their element in Times Square, one of the busiest and most impressive tourist and cultural places in the city ... not to mention the world! If you plan to travel to the Big Apple, you simply cannot pass it up.
Times Square is located at the corner of 7th and 42nd streets, where you will find restaurants, shops, theatres, and concert halls with a backdrop of gigantic advertising posters some of which are placed directly on the facades of buildings.
Dubbed The Crossroads of the World, Times Square brings to life the lyrics of the song dedicated to New York: “the city that never sleeps.” New York is indeed a cosmopolitan, vibrant, and bustling city and Times Square is active at any time of day or night.
Finally, there are all kinds of other tourist attractions that are worth visiting in New York. Among those activities not to be missed are a romantic stroll in Central Park, a shopping trip along Broadway, a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge, and a city tour by tourist bus.
Types of Trips Offered to New York
As for the types of trips available to New York, you will find all kinds for all tastes. For instance, if you're looking for a cheap trip to New York, you will not be left out, because, while it is true that a visit to the Big Apple can sometimes be expensive, you can always find a cheap trip to New York, particularly if you take a look at organized tours or group trips to New York.
The more there are of you, the more prices are likely to drop. So the next time you are overtaken by the desire to visit New York, why not think about organizing your research in terms of an organized tour? Who knows, you might find the package of your life the next time you want to take a bite out of the Big Apple!