Destination of the Month: New York

Date Posted: 18/12/2019

New York boasts the most iconic skyline in the world and famous sights at every turn. This bustling metropolis is also packed to the brim with world-famous museums and historic neighbourhoods; most of which are easily accessible on foot. Gaze in awe at the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and city-wide vistas from the One World Observatory or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Head to Times Square for dazzling entertainment, watch a thrilling show on Broadway, or indulge in retail therapy at Fifth Avenue, Macy's, and Bloomingdale's.


New York City has a humid subtropical climate with mild weather in spring and autumn, warm to hot and humid summers, and cold and sometimes snowy winters. The daily average temperature ranges from a chilly 0.5°C in January to a balmy 24.5°C in July. 

Unique experiences

Pay your respects at the National September 11 Memorial. Follow the urban walking trail through the new High Line linear public park - from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the green urban oasis of Central Park.

Culture and heritage

See over two million artworks at The Met. Grand Central Terminal and New York Public Library are the epitome of Beaux Arts style. Trace the history of New York’s immigration at Ellis Island. Carnegie Hall opened in 1892 and played host to Tchaikovsky and the Beatles.

Culinary delights

New Yorkers love their bagels and pizza ‘pies’; while pastrami sandwiches are a lunch staple. Sample New York cheesecake and Manhattan cocktails. Book a table at a celebrity-endorsed eatery like Justin Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality or Lady Gaga’s Joanne’s Trattoria.