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New York Sights & Attractions

Explore the must-see attractions of New York City in a patchwork of neighbourhoods located on Manhattan Island that run the gamut from high finance to romantic old world charm and trendy cool.

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New York Central Park

Central Park, New York – Image courtesy of newyork-wallpapers.com


New York Sightseeing

Splash out on an experience not to be missed: take a night time helicopter flight above the towering skyscrapers of New York, hire a limo for your own customised champagne tour around Manhatten or enjoy a luxurious moonlight harbour cruise complete with candlelit dinner.

The city that never sleeps dazzles at every turn with numerous sights and attractions including the following…

Central Park

Stroll, jog or rent a couple of bikes and take time to meander through the lush 240ha, 4km-long park – a sea of green set in the centre of frenetic Manhattan.

Follow a network of meandering wooded paths that snake through lush lawns, flowering gardens and serene waterways. Hire a boat, cuddle up and row around the lake, ride a horse-drawn carriage down Central Park South and later go visit the animals in Central Park Zoo.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wander around one of the world's great art museums, with a collection of more than two million works of art and overlooking Central Park.

Take a journey from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance to American modernists.

Don’t miss Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints by Raphael or the imposing array of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art showcasing Manet and Monet and Picasso, alongside works by Klee, Hopper and Matisse.

For a romantic interlude, head up to the roof garden café for a gourmet sandwich and a glass of Californian merlot, with panoramic views over the Manhattan skyline.

The Cloisters

Stroll through the art and architecture of medieval Europe, dating from the 12th through the 15th centuries. Enjoy a romantic moment in the secluded gardens.

Empire State Building

Climb to the 102nd-floor observation deck for impressive 360-degree views over the city.

Located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, the 102-storey Art Deco skyscraper is one of the New York skyline's most famous landmarks and a romantic backdrop for several movies including Sleepless in Seattle, Affair to Remember and, of course, King Kong.

Museum of Modern Art

You can’t go past Van Gogh's Starry Night and Monet's Water Lilies at MOMA, one of the most popular galleries in New York, with a friendly atmosphere and annual retrospectives.

Entertainment

Discover the Big Apple’s stunning variety. Choose from Broadway mainstream shows to daring and contemporary off-off Broadway or enjoy the finest performing arts at the Lincoln Centre.

Swing to the beat in the vibrant jazz scene of Greenwich Village – drop into the Blue Note on 131 West 3rd Street, considered by many to be the world's finest jazz club.

Or perhaps dance the night away in one of the energetic dance clubs in the Meat Packing District.

Dining

New York is home to some of the most varied cuisines in the world.

Savour Big Apple specialties like Manhattan clam chowder, Waldorf salad and eggs benedict. Duck into a colourful neighbourhood deli for tasty, immigrant-era staples such as stuffed bagels, pastrami and sauerkraut-laden hot dogs.

For something special, indulge in a celebrated restaurant: try the 21 Club, once a glamorous speakeasy and today one of the most acclaimed restaurants in New York City; dine at a table previously used by Humphrey Bogart or Robert Benchley, or savour a glass of champagne in the legendary Prohibition-era wine cellar.


Latest update New York City honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017


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