Take a bite out of the Big Apple 

January 8, 2018

New York is one of, if not the, most exciting, vibrant and impressive cities in the world. Home to bundles of bars, restaurants, and iconic sights, the surprisingly outdoorsy city also has big-name museums, galleries, parks and architectural landmarks. Radiating a sense of warmth and welcome, the uniquely-designed city offers an unbounded list of things to do…

Top of the Rock 

The Top of the Rock rooftop observation deck of the GE Building is the perfect way to engage with the scale of the city. Home to NBC studios, the famous pinnacle has many vintage telescopes allowing you to see incredible sights, as far North as the Bronx. The captivating Top of the Rock will treat you to outlooks of the world-famous Central Park and the Empire State Building. It’s a hugely popular attraction of the city, especially magical at night.

Empire State Building 

Absorb your surroundings from the pinnacle of the city –the 102nd-floor observatory deck of the most iconic building in the United States. The building opens its observatory doors from 8am-2am, offering breathtaking views and unique sights both day and night. If you’d prefer to visit at night, you’ll experience the glittering atmosphere in contrast to the darkness – the perfect way to absorb the city that never sleeps. Offering views of up to 80 miles, the 1454ft-tall building is a must when visiting New York.

Big Apple helicopter tour – within travel package 

Experience New York from a height with a helicopter tour of the city. Soar over key landmarks such as Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building. It includes a detailed commentary of the attractions, so you’ll be sure not to miss anything The Big Apple has to offer. The route begins near Battery Park, lifting off over Manhattan, the Woolworth Building, and the Statue of Liberty. As you soar further North, take in the Brooklyn Bridge, before reaching Midtown to enjoy a panoramic view of the New York Times Building, Empire State Building, and the Art Deco design of the Chrysler Building.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 

If art and creativity is your thing, New York is home to the spectacular Museum of Modern Art – housing some of the most influential collections of unique modern art in the world. The spectacularly glassy building features Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Cézanne, Matisse, Warhol and many more classic artists. The museum exhibits mounds of spectacular photography, sculptures and paintings, while also offering elements of architecture, design and performance.

Statue of Liberty 

Arguably the most famous American symbol, the Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbor, symbolizing liberty and freedom. The 150ft-high statue allows tourists to climb the 377 steps up to the crown. If heights aren’t your thing, the statue can be admired spectacularly from afar from many locations around New York.

NoMad Bar 

Looking for a place to enjoy a tipple or two? Situated near the world-famous Empire State and Penn Station, New York’s NoMad Bar has got you covered. With an extensive list of cocktails and a beautiful main bar and library, NoMad offers the perfect pit stop while touring the city. The dark and elegant bar is sure to keep everybody happy, from the beverage connoisseur to the novice drinker, as well as booze-free choices.

VIP access pass – all around town tour hop-on hop-off – within travel package 

Gain a VIP access pass to the all-around town hop-on-hop-off tour, allowing you to absorb the city at your own pace and providing easy transportation to top New York landmarks. With entertaining tour guides and the chance to hop off at key destinations such as the Rockefeller Centre and Empire State Building, this double-decker tour is a must for those wanting the full experience of New York. There are many routes to choose from depending on your desired destinations, including the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and finally the Night Tour – for those wanting to experience the magic of the city at night.

Peter Luger Steak House 

Home to the widely-acclaimed best steak in New York, Peter Luger Steak House is situated in Brooklyn. Serving house-aged beef since 1887, the rough-and-tumble style of the restaurant has been a profound charm to the chophouse since it opened many moons ago. It’s famously described as “still the one and only”, so if steak is your thing, you’re not to miss this old-time restaurant.

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