New York Holidays 2017 / 2018
When most people think of New York holidays, they immediately picture Manhattan with its stunning skyline and multitude of attractions and places to visit and whilst there is much more to New York than just Manhattan, it is where most of the action takes place! New York itself is a sprawling metropolis, rich in diversity and colour incorporating the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island & Manhattan. At Co-operative Travel, we offer bargain holidays to New York that will bring you back again and again.
New York is a city that’s constantly jostling for your attention and you might find it difficult to squeeze in a visit to every attraction in just one trip (especially if you love shopping - 5th Avenue can be quite a distraction!). Organised tours and excursions are an excellent way to cram in as much as possible - our expert travel advisors can recommend the best options to cover your NYC essentials.
Book a Big Yellow Taxi tour and you’ll discover that your cab is actually a striking yellow double-decker bus giving you a birds-eye view of the city’s most iconic sights and monuments: Central Park; the Empire State Building; Carnegie Hall; the Metropolitan Museum; Times Square; the Rockefeller Center and the somewhat sobering 9/11 Memorial Site and Ground Zero. Book a short New York Water Taxi tour, and you’ll cruise by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor's Island and the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges.
Our tip: If you want to see the Statue of Liberty on the cheap, hop on the Staten Island Ferry. A return trip is a fraction of the cost of any organised tour!
Many last minute New York city breaks are offered on a room only basis – which is the best way. Like Paris, New York is a city that encourages you to dine out, and you’ll find an unlimited supply of restaurants and bars to choose from - each district with its own particular atmosphere and mood. Take breaks to savour the aromas, sights and sounds of Chinatown and Little Italy; enjoy the ambience of Manhattan’s Upper West Side from a pavement café; take a cab to Greenwich Village and picnic in Washington Park, or go boating in the nearby Central Park. This is the side of New York breaks that tourists often forget about - but the Big Apple has some beautiful parks and gardens among the skyscrapers.
When it comes to culture, weekend breaks in NYC are hectic but you’ll have so much fun trying to fit everything in. Besides the heritage buildings, galleries and museums there are concert halls, jazz bars and countless nightclubs – not to mention Broadway. Our bargain city breaks to New York let you take a bite of the Big Apple – but your hunger won’t be satisfied for long and we're pretty sure you'll want to visit again and again.
There are a million and one New York City tour guides out there and we'd always recommend doing your research thoroughly before you travel to make sure you fit as much as possible into your break. We think there are certain things that are must-sees on a visit to New York, but of course everyone wants slightly different things from their trip, so we'll leave the final decision to you!
Our Top 10 New York "Must-Do's"
- Experience the view from the top of the Empire State Building
- 9/11 Memorial
- Visit Grand Central Station - preferably via the subway
- Travel over the Brooklyn Bridge
- Visit the Natural History Museum
- Experience Time Square at night
- Visit Central Park (check out the bridge as seen in many films)
- Shopping on 5th Avenue!
- Eat in at least 1 deli
- See a Broadway show
Whichever options you choose, and the many more you'll add yourself, the trip of a lifetime awaits you in New York! Book yours online today or call one of our travel experts to book your holiday to New York today!
Booking Ahead – New York Holidays 2017/2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for New York Holidays in 2017/2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017/2018 holiday to New York has many advantages - especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off upcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book a New York holiday for next year and save money now.
New York - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: New York is one of the most iconic cities with its spectacular landmarks and attracts over 50 million visitors per year. This is the largest city in the U.S and is a very tourism-oriented destination. A holiday to New York offers an endless amount of entertainment and activities for both kids and adults.
Ideal Time to Go: New York is a great all-year round holiday destination which provides a good amount of sunshine. If you are looking to book a cheap holiday to New York, then January to February are the months which offer cheaper hotel rates. Although the weather will be mild and cool, you can be sure to get the best value for your money when you book during those months.
For those who are looking for a hot and sunny holiday, we recommend booking a holiday to New York around July/August. These are the hottest months but they also attract the most visitors. You can also expect more activities and resorts to be open during the summer season.
Weather: New York is known to have a subtropical climate which means that you can expect the summer seasons to be hot and humid whilst the winter seasons are mild and cool. The urbanisation of New York has led the temperatures to be warmer during the night throughout all seasons. The hottest months are July and August with temperatures soaring up to 29°C. Whereas, the coolest months are January and February with temperatures dropping to a cool 4°C. In winter, it is common for temperatures to drop below freezing, so be prepared if you are booking a holiday to New York during the winter season.
Flight Time: Direct flights from the UK to New York can take around 8 hours, whereas connecting flights can take much longer.
Time Difference: UK time is 5 hours ahead of New York.
Currency: Dollar ($)
Fun Fact: New York was originally known as ‘New Amsterdam’.
Top Tip: If you’ll be visiting a lot of attractions in New York, then we recommend buying a tourist pass. This will give you entry to the many attractions in the city. These passes can help you save money and also skip the waiting lines.
Places to Visit on Your New York Holiday
New York boasts some of the best entertainment and landmarks in the US - with over 50 million visitors each year, there’s no surprise that New York offers a winning formula. Here are a few recommended places to visit during your holiday in New York:
- Central Park – this 843-acre park attracts millions of tourists each year and is one of the most iconic landmarks in New York. Being featured in numerous TV shows and films, it has become a very popular place to visit.
- Brooklyn Bridge – this famous bridge is an elegant token of New York’s historical architecture. Offering beautiful scenery and breath-taking views, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks in New York and attracts thousands of visitors.
- Broadway Show – a holiday to New York isn’t complete without going to a Broadway show. There are 40 Broadway theatres in New York and each season brings new plays, musicals and revivals. If you’re looking for great entertainment, then a Broadway show is a must.
How to Get There
Direct and connecting flights to New York are available from airports across the UK. Flights are available all-year including cheaper flights to New York during the off-seasons. You can find direct and connecting flights at the Manchester, Birmingham and London airports.