Explore New York, USA
Explore New York, USA
We’ve all heard the saying, “Getting there is half the fun”. But where exactly is “there”? Our Explore series tells you where to go, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Happy travelling!
Originally called New Amsterdam, it was renamed New York after the British took over in 1664. New York is made up of 5 large districts, but it is the island of Manhattan that is popular and attracts a lot of tourist.
Know for Statue of Liberty and its yellow taxis, this city is also known as The Big Apple and the city of dreams. Why Big Apple you ask? Big Apple was the nickname given to New York by Jazz musicians in the 1930s which slowly became popular.
New York is recognized with the spectacular skyline – the world’s first sky scrapper was built here in 1920. Thousands of people wish to visit this fast paced city to fulfill their dreams. Who doesn’t want to walk the streets of New York, wearing a trench coat and boots with coffee and doughnut in hand?
What To See
New York, the name itself leaves you exhilarated. Imagine walking through Time Square, watching a famous broadway play, climbing the stairs of Statue of Liberty and observing the statue from the middle of the sea. Sounds amazing doesn’t it? The Statue of Liberty was a gift to New York from France on completing its 100th anniversary. This monument still stands proud and greets everyone who visits the city. It’s probably the first thing you spot when you arrive in New York.
Next in the line is Times Square (the center of New York), remember watching the light from the electronic billboards decorated on the buildings falling on a awe- eyed person’s face on TV? That is Times Square.
When in New York, watching a Broadway play is an absolute must! Leonardo Di Caprio fans, should visit the wall street(financial capital of USA) too. Lastly, visit Central Park and enjoy the festivities there, from ice rinks to zoos to museums to lakes, it has it all.
When To Visit
Best time to visit New York? Throughout the year! Each season here offers something or the other to its visitor. Fall (September- November) brings crisp wind, bright sun, good temperature; late fall and winter (December- February) offer Thanksgiving parade and pretty Christmas Decorations and twinkling lights; spring (March- May) brings on glorious weather perfect for an outdoor shopping and touring and summer (June- August), well, it brings the heat and cheaper hotel rates. So, take your pick!
How To Get There
While New York is a dream, expensive flights can be a nightmare!
Here are a few tips to avail great deals on flight tickets:
- Ensure that you book a connecting or a multi- stop flight to save around 20- 60%
- Book your tickets well in advance ( Studies prove that Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the best days for flight bookings)
Book a flight that suits you the best and 7796 miles later, you’ll be at the JFK airport, ready to explore The Big Apple!