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New York City Breaks

New York city breaks take you to a sprawling metropolis rich in diversity and colour. At Co-operative Travel, we offer bargain city breaks 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 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 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: 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 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!

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 us now for expert advice.

Booking Ahead – New York City Breaks

If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for New York holidays.

Booking ahead for your 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 forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.

Book a New York city break for next year and save money now.

New York City Break - Holiday Destination Information

Key Information: Attracting over 50 million American and foreign tourists per year, New York has become a historical landmark and is one of the most popular choices for family holiday destinations and city breaks. New York is home to many iconic attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park and the famous bridges. When you book city breaks to New York, you will never be short of exciting activities.

Ideal Time to Go: New York is a city which offers great weather whenever you decide to go. The coldest months are January to February which also means less tourists and cheaper hotel rates. Families who are looking to book city breaks to New York should consider visiting during the summer months as more attractions and activities are available. These months also provide endless sunshine and calm temperatures. For those who are looking to book cheap city breaks, you may want to consider booking holidays to New York in January or February. These months may be the coldest, but they offer the best value for your money.

Weather: New York has a subtropical climate which means that you can expect hot and humid summers while the winter seasons are cool and mild. If you are booking a city break to New York in June, July or August, be prepared for endless sunshine as the temperatures can rise up to 29°C. The coldest months of the year are January and February with temperatures dropping as low as -3°C.

Flight Time: Direct flights to New York from the UK can take around 8 hours. Whereas connecting flights can take over 8 hours.

Time Difference: The UK is 5 hours ahead of New York.

Currency: Dollars ($)

Fun Fact: Street vendors are a very big part of New York as there are around 40,000 street food vendors. A permit for a street vendor can cost over $289,000 per year.

Top Tip: New York tends to be a crowded city which means that the pavements can get quite busy. Remember to be mindful of others and stick to one side of the pavement to let others pass by.

How to Get There

Direct flights to New York are available at airports all over the UK. Birmingham, Manchester and London airports provide direct and connecting flights to New York. Flights are available all year round due to the popularity of New York.

Places to Visit on Your New York City Break


  • Statue of Liberty – this landmark was built in 1886 – a gift of friendship from the French - and has been one of the most famous symbols in the world. Located on Liberty Island, you can take guided tours of the statue and experience the amazing views of the New York harbour. If you’re planning to visit the Statue of Liberty during the high season, then we highly recommend booking the tickets in advance.
  • Empire State Building – this 102-storey building is one of the most famous landmarks in New York. Reaching 381 metres tall, there are two observatories and four promenades in the building which offers spectacular sights of New York. There is always a line to go up the Empire State building so we recommend buying the optional ‘Skip the Line ticket’.
  • Central Park – this huge park has been featured in numerous TV shows and movies and is considered to be one of the most popular attractions in New York. You can take a gentle stroll down the park, or you can hire a bike which can get you around much quicker.


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 Times 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  


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