Hip, iconic, always cool, and constantly setting new trends – New York City is a town that lives up to the hype. Beneath the jagged skyline of soaring skyscrapers lies a city that simply dazzles its visitors, drawing them in with its incessant hustle and bustle, its fascinating museums, elaborate Broadway shows and cosmopolitan mix.
The Big Apple is quite simply “huge” – a monster of a city that strikes awe into the hearts of anyone arriving for the first time. Charged with adrenaline, New York is a city that never rests, working longer and harder hours than anywhere else, a city with boundless energy and an energizing spirit that will grab your attention and never let go. With its world famous sights, such as; the massive Brooklyn Bridge, or the green expanse of Central Park, this is one place where you will never be bored, not even for an instant.
New York is a place for dreamers too, and that’s the reason countless millions are attracted to the world’s most famous metropolis. A place of diverse culture too, New York’s residents come from every corner of the globe. And, the vastly different neighborhoods here are consistent eye-openers; Chinatown, The Bronx, Tribeca, West Village – these are just some of the districts in New York that reveal the full scope of the city’s soul – her people.
There’s also amazing and diverse architecture here . At one moment a tourist might walk past Art Deco skyscrapers, while in the the next genteel brownstone buildings, followed by glitzy shopping malls, or even monolithic sports stadiums may dominate the city landscape. And, of course, there are the towering skyscrapers.
Entertainment too, is a foregone conclusion in New York, what with its world class Broadway musicals, Times Square, and hundreds of classy bars, nightclubs, discos and restaurants beckoning you inside at every turn.
In short, a trip to America’s biggest city is a trip like no other. Full of great people, fantastic food and spectacular sights, New York is simply a must-see on any self-respecting world traveler’s list, and one place that really does live up to the hype.
Main attractions: Broadway, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Ground Zero, Wall Street, Times Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall
Currency: US Dollars
Budget for one week: over $ 500 USD
Taxes and gratuity: A 8.875%VAT tax is added to prices.
Official Language: English
Area: 468.9 sq mi (1,214.4 km2)
Population: 8,175,133 (city)
Other places to see: Greenwich Village, the Staten Island Ferry, Coney Island, Brooklyn Bridge, the Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic. New York City Ballet, and many, many more
- Voltage: 110-120 Volts (Most other areas are 220-240 Volts)
- Primary Socket Type: North American Grounded
- Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): Plug adapter Click socket type links to view adapter for that type
- 220-240V appliances: Plug adapter + step-up transformer
- 100V Japanese appliances: Japan to U.S. reducer transformer