Step out onto the pavement and be swept along with the tide of New Yorkers and tourists winding between towering skyscrapers surrounded by a cacophony of noise punctuated by honking horns from the stream of traffic filling the streets. A global capital in every sense, New York is the city that never sleeps; a bustling hub of activity where culture and diversity fill the air and an urban jungle in every sense of the word.
Many people come to New York for one thing - the shopping - and they will not be disappointed. Fifth Avenue is a shopper’s mecca with many designer boutiques such as Prada, Versace and Tiffany & Co. alongside department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman. The iconic subterranean Apple Store can also be found here. Another shopping spot is Madison Avenue; here you’ll find Jimmy Choo, Christian Laboutin, DKNY along with a whole host of other designer stores. Nearby you’ll also find Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s two of New York’s best known department stores.
If you want to see the sights of the Big Apple, there are a few you simply cannot miss. The first is the Empire State Building, the tallest building in New York with an observation deck on its 86th floor offering outstanding views across the city. A visit to the Statue of Liberty is another unmissable experience. Accessed by the Circle Line ferry, it is a beacon of hope that has welcomed countless immigrants into the USA with the promise of a better future. Times Square is hailed as ‘The Crossroads of the World’ and is a truly iconic landmark and symbol of bustling New York. For a slower pace of life, explore Central Park, its gardens, lakes and zoo or enjoy a carriage ride along its paths.
Broadway is a must. The heart of the Big Apple’s theatre district offers a swathe of shows including musicals, comedies and drama. When combined with some of the superb dining available nearby, it’s a night out to remember.
If history is your passion, the Museum of the City of New York will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this great city, its past, present and future. If you’re more of an art lover the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim are outstanding.
New York City weather can vary from day to day, and even hour to hour, but a guide to the seasons can help you plan your wardrobe. Spring in New York City brings budding flowers, light winds and rain, with the season's temperatures ranging from cool to very warm. Summer is characterized by bright, sunny, hot days and later sunsets, sometimes accompanied by cool breezes in areas near the water. The fall season is cool and crisp, so it's wise to wear layers. The winter months are cold and snowy with less daylight, though the sky is often sunny and clear
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