Are you an always-on-the-go type who enjoys a high-energy vibe and a cacophony of sights, sounds and smells? A holiday in New York delivers. Consider an afternoon in Times Square or an evening at an exclusive restaurant—here, you can enjoy big-city excitement with excellent attractions, cultural institutions and some of the best dining and entertainment you'll ever experience.
There's a reason it's called The City That Never Sleeps. From the 1,000-megawatt glow of Times Square and Broadway to the welcoming structures of Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, the action in the Big Apple is nonstop. In fact, the most challenging aspect of New York holidays is narrowing down your choices across the five boroughs.
When you're ready to go, it's time to create an itinerary, take advantage of convenient car hire in Manhattan and hit the streets. For a first stop, check out the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan. Known as MoMa, this cultural mainstay features nearly 200,000 works from a wide range of artists including Picasso, Warhol and Matisse. After that, weather permitting, you should be sure to explore some of the city's great green spaces. The High Line in Chelsea is a particularly interesting park, as it is situated 30 feet above street level on top of an old elevated rail line.
Ready to make use of that credit card? New York won't disappoint. From the world's most exclusive high-end stores on 5th Avenue to SoHo's trendy boutiques to the Bohemian East Village, fashion lovers will be wowed. If you're interested in Big Apple souvenirs, head to Times Square and Chinatown for the best selection and prices.
Foodies will discover that New York is a feast for the senses. Elegant 5-star dining, cheap, delicious street tacos and everything in between abound in this metropolis. You can't truly say you've enjoyed the Big Apple until you've tried its iconic pizza, eaten a hot dog from a cart or hit the local bodega for a toasted everything bagel. You'll also find high-end grocers, where you can pack a picnic and people-watch in the lovely Central Park. Once the sun sets, there's much more in store for you.
Whether your tastes lean to nightclubs, comedy joints, jazz clubs or smoky pubs with gritty live music, you'll find options galore. Check out the Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood to mingle with locals rather than the throngs of tourists who descend upon downtown every night. Greenwich Village is home to New York University, and bars and restaurants line the teeming streets. If you're interested in rubbing elbows with partiers at the city's most exclusive clubs, have your driver take you to the Meatpacking District.
When you're ready to book an unforgettable Manhattan holiday package, this is the right place. Thanks to Wotif's cheap deals and wide selection, you can lock in affordable New York packages at the city's finest hotels in the best locations. Every dollar you save on your stay is a dollar you can spend on thin-crust pizza and "I Love NY" tees.
All set to grab your getaway by the horns and ride it off into a thrilling adventure? Travelling is all about experiencing awesome new things (no matter how late you stayed at the bar last night).
Grab your itinerary and make a note of a few of these epic New York activities: