❱ Destination: New York, United States of America
A must-visit for any traveller
New York is a city famous for its parks, attractions & iconic skyline.
For first time visitors, Fareferret recommends staying in the city for at least 4 nights to explore all that the city has to offer.
Top things to do & places to visit
Statue of Liberty Monument
Explore the iconic 151ft statue located on Liberty Island. Be sure to book your tickets early (up to 6 months in advance!) to avoid missing out.
Comprising 843 acres of parkland in the heart of New York, Central Park is one of the world’s most famous green spaces.
No visit to New York is complete without a visit to iconic Times Square. Located in the heart of the city, Times Square is surrounded by soaring skyscrapers and Broadway musical theatres.
Visit Reflecting Absence, two imposing pools that were built in the footprint of the original Twin Towers. The memorial’s museum tells the story of the 9/11 attack and its impact on the world.
Where to stay
Located at the southern end of Manhattan, hotels in this area often have cheaper rates available on weekends.
Chinatown & SoHo
SoHo is home to an array of dining & nightlife options as well as a wide variety of accommodation options to suit any traveller.
Located just a short walk from the Midtown area of New York, Union Square has a variety of mid-range & upmarket accommodation options.
Stay in the heart of New York City and be surrounded by skyscrapers, museums & Broadway shows.
Best time to visit
Summer (Jun – Aug) is the perfect time to visit New York, with the city being host to numerous festivals. However, New York is a perfect city to visit year-round. Be sure to book early if you are visiting the city for the New Years celebrations!
Getting to New York
New York is served by 3 main airports (John F Kennedy International, Newark & La Guardia). All international flights arrive at JFK or Newark, whilst some domestic flights arrive at La Guardia.
New York is also connected to the USA’s northeast rail corridor, which connects Boston, New York, Washington DC & Philadelphia.
New York is the perfect place to begin a journey through the northeastern states of the USA. Alternatively, you may wish to board a transatlantic cruise to London / Southampton or a scenic cruise around New England and on to Eastern Canada.
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