The Big Apple has it all. Once your flight to New York lands, stroll around Downtown, the centre of world finance on Wall Street and Ground Zero, or venture amidst the commerce and chaos of Times Square in Midtown.
Around you, there’s the green spaces of Central Park and the posh homes of the Upper West Side further up the island of Manhattan. And don’t forget Brooklyn, the spot in New York where culture culminates; in which you’ll find everything from the best new bands to the coolest new restaurants.
It's no wonder legendary directors such as Nora Ephron and Woody Allen found inspiration here. From the yellow cabs hustling from street to street, to the Manhattan skyline dominated by the Empire State Building, New York feels familiar even if you’re coming here for the first time.
People from all cultures walk the streets, or ride the subway system, chatting in different languages; some on holiday, some on business trips, some travelling to and from home. It's a diverse and welcoming place.
Because of the city’s cosmopolitan nature, you'll find a huge variety of cuisines here. You can get pretty much anything that takes your fancy, from delectable French food to cheap and cheerful dim sum. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities to grab a slice of pizza. Just ask the locals – they’ll have strong opinions about where to get the best pie.
It’s that incredible pride in their home that really gives the city an edge. New Yorkers are opinionated, sure, but also knowledgeable and proud to tell you their story. Be sure to rub shoulders with as many locals as you can. The range of accommodation from which to base your own fairy tale of New York is extreme; quirky hostels in Brooklyn to lavish Central Park-facing brand hotels. So what are you waiting for?