NYC: A City that never sleeps

Date Posted: 27/02/2019

With stunning skylines and iconic buildings; New York needs no introduction.

No matter what the season or how many times you visit, the Big Apple is the city that keeps on giving! 

If it’s your first time in the city that never sleeps make sure you don’t miss out on the iconic Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan. Take in the spectacular views of Manhattan, Central Park and New Jersey - on a clear day you can even see as far as 80 miles.

Swing by the world’s most famous traffic intersection and let the bright lights of Times Square dazzle you! There’s no escaping the electricity running through the streets of Broadway. Laugh ‘til it hurts at Caroline’s Comedy Club before hitting the best New York music bars for a sing and a dance.

If you’re still in town for the New Year be sure to head to Times Square in the early afternoon to get the best view of Times Square’s New Year’s Eve Countdown. Thousands of people have gathered here since 1907 to watch the famous ball start its 60-second descent and celebrate the turn of a new year in true New York style; spectate for an unforgettable experience.

If the hustle and bustle from the city gets too much, head straight to the infamous Rockefeller building. With unobstructed views from the 70th floor, the impressive sights will leave you breathless.

Are you visiting during the festive season? Stop by the world-famous Rockefeller Christmas tree before burning off some energy on the ice rink! Round off the perfect day with a spot of Christmas shopping and a hearty seasonal meal.

Take a stroll through Central Park to explore the secret waterfalls. During the summer here you can enjoy movie screenings showcasing both old and new classics. Don’t forget to bring your own picnic to complete the perfect day.

Down in Brooklyn watch the yearly New York Festival of Lights host a stunning collection of fluorescent lights that bounce off downtown Brooklyn’s oldest buildings. No trip to Brooklyn is ever complete without feeling like a true New Yorker by taking a stroll across Brooklyn Bridge.

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For all of you art enthusiasts, Chelsea is the neighbourhood for major wanderlust. Full of transformed warehouses and industrial spaces, you will find yourself gallery-hopping through some of the world’s best all within a 10-15 block radius.

Food lovers rejoice, Queens Night Market is a one-stop shop to discover cuisine from 80 countries. Who said you had to decide on just one tasty bite to eat? Skip Chinatown in Manhattan and head to Chinatown in Flushing Queens.

When the sun goes down New York really comes alive. Have a drink at a unique hide-away bar and head to a number of speakeasy bars within the city. If you’re feeling brave check out the Comedy Cellar to see well-known stars; Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock have been known to drop by unannounced. Not ready to call it a night? Sing until your heart’s content at a number of karaoke joints in K-Town.

Wind down your trip and balance your mind and body at Aire Ancient Baths.

Travelling with the family?

Have no fear….

Ride the cyclone on Coney Island or hop on the train as you venture out to Rockaway Beach. The city is home to some fantastic arcades, so grab the gang and head on down to Modern Pinball, Dave & Busters, Chinatown Fair, or Funtopia USA for hours of non-stop fun and playful competitiveness.

Who will be crowned Pinball Champ?

Explore the 13-billion year history of the universe at the Rose Centre for Earth and Space on the Upper West Side. Collaborating with NASA, the museum offers space shows and awesome facts about planets, stars, and galaxies. Brush up on your natural history and stick your head into the American Museum of Natural History located in the same building.

If your little ones are more of the active kind head to iFLY Westchester and learn how to train your own dragon, try out indoor skydiving and even BASE jump the Alps or glide on down to The Bronx and the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure. Visit the city’s fury friends, kick back and relax on Governor’s Island, or try a hand at zip-lining.

Round off your memorable trip and watch the sunset from one of New York’s boroughs. Try the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier or Pepsi Cola billboard in Long Island City for out-of-this-world views of the NYC skyline as the sun goes down!