The iconic New York City skyline is immediately identifiable to the eye; whether you have visited or not. Often the backdrop to many Hollywood movies, it is coined ‘the city that never sleeps.’ Why? You need to visit and experience it for yourself!
The city can be best compared to Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite cocktail - cosmopolitan. With over 8 million people across the five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island, there are a variety of 1,000 different cultures, creating an epicentre of ethnic diversity and individualism. This captivating metropolis is alive and breathing, a place where the entire world passes by you in a matter of minutes. You can almost guarantee a return trip after your first taste of the Big Apple.
Ask anybody what their dream destination would be and New York would top plenty of lists. It's not hard to see why this city remains so popular. One of the largest metropolises on the planet, it's a truly unique city that's bursting at the seams with culture. This is a city with a real international flavour, bringing together countless cultures and communities to deliver a truly eclectic and diverse sense of identity.
BudgetAir.co.uk is your one stop shop to find cheap flights with reputable airlines to New York. British Airways, Norwegian Air, Delta Air Lines, Air France and KLM all fly to the two most popular airports in New York - JFK and Newark. You can find the most affordable and quickest routes from popular locations around the UK such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Pack your bags and preferably an empty suitcase, because in roughly 8 hours or more, you can find yourself in the centre of Times Square, immersed in the electric atmosphere.
Organising your transfers in advance to and from the airport is the best way to be prepared. Travelling in a big group? It can be a much cheaper to pre book a private transfer in advance. The NYC Express Bus or a shared shuttle bus are two money saving options to consider that will bring you to the doorstep or only a stone’s throw away from your hotel.
New York City is jam-packed with things to see and do. There is something for everyone; budget-friendly, in between, or a little extravagance. Sightseeing is a must for any first-timer, especially the main attractions. Have your discount pass at the ready to visit extraordinary architectural landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center for panoramic views of Midtown. Or why not wander around one of the numerous museums or green parks sprawled across the island by day and watch a world-class Broadway show by night. Shop until you drop on Fifth Avenue or surrounding outlet stores. Sample incredible dishes from a range of authentic cuisines nestled in Little Italy and Chinatown. Treat yourself to an opulent afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel, or explore the vibrant nightlife that New York has to offer. Most importantly soak up the magnetic energy that money can’t buy!
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There's always something going on here, whether it's a live performance in an open air square or park, or once in a lifetime event with a world class star. Your only worry should be about fitting it all into your itinerary.
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Obvious or not, it’s always handy to know a few random, yet useful facts that could help you during your holiday. Let’s get started:
From the United Kingdom you have the options to fly from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester to New York.
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