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Definitely a contender for the world’s most iconic and instantly recognisable cities, New York is a longstanding favourite for holidaymakers. With an endless amount of exploration to be done in the five boroughs during the day, at night you can be equally dazzled by the bright lights of Broadway, taking in an iconic show, or drinking in the rich cityscape under the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Centre. Whether you want to get stuck in to some culture with a blend of museums and galleries, blow your savings on a shopping spree, or simply become enamoured with the hectic New Yorker lifestyle, a holiday to New York for 2020 could be just what you’ve been looking for!
Your guide to New York holidays
The label ‘The City that Never Sleeps’ has never been more fitting as there’s simply no limit to the amount of things to do in New York, no matter the hour! Bursting at the seams with a mix of cultures and ethnic diversity, New York’s sights and attractions will keep you entertained to no end. Whether you’re after architecture, museums, art galleries, top cuisine or a place to shop to your heart’s content, New York has the entire package. It’s finally time to visit in person all those places you’ve seen on t-shirts and episodes of Friends; Central Park, Fifth Avenue and Times Square all await you. But don’t be blinded by all the dazzling top attractions and be sure to use the handy subway system to seek out all the hidden gems the city has to offer! New York is a city with so much to offer, and the best part is that you can visit any time of the year, with many even favouring a winter trip to avoid the sweltering NY summer.
A visit to Ellis Island should definitely be at the top of your list of things to do on your holiday to New York. As the nation’s chief gateway for the 12 million immigrants that entered during the years 1892 to 1924, it’s a fascinating voyage of discovery for you and your family. After being restored in the eighties, Ellis Island reopened as an immigration museum as a symbol of the diverse melting pot of people that made this great city what it is today. Interactive exhibits also give voice to the immigrants themselves, and incredibly emotional stories reflect the overall theme of courage and determination when setting off for an unknown land. Today, the museum proudly enables over 100 million Americans to trace their ancestry to the immigrants who crossed this island before dispersing to points all over the nation. If you want an insider tip from us, avoid the queues and hassle of trying to book a tour of the Statue of Liberty as the boat over to Ellis Island will give you a marvellous view of Lady Liberty anyway, as well as plenty of photo ops!