New York, USA
The city that never sleeps
The City that Never Sleeps is the very capital of the modern world – an ethnic and cultural melting pot and legendary cinematic backdrop that almost defies description, it offers an unrivalled fusion of people, cuisine, culture and experiences, 24 hours a day.
|Time zone:||GMT -5 hours|
|Flight Time:||8 hours|
|Holiday type:||City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 28░C (Summer)
Rainfall: 1180mm a year
Travel to the top of The Rockefella Center for great views of the city. The iconic Statue of Liberty - daily ferries depart frequently from Battery Park or the New Jersey shore to Liberty Island.
NB: The Statue of Liberty is to close for a year from 28 October 2011, in order to undergo a $27.5 million renovation. However, Liberty Island will remain open to visitors and the statue will be mostly unobstructed from view - the visiting experience is expected to remain much the same.
Must eat at:
Brassiere 1605 at the Crowne Plaza, not only does this overlook Times Square but if you can take your eyes off all the lights, they also do very good food and pre-show menus.
Must be there for:
St Patrick’s Day on 17 March brings New York’s burgeoning Irish (and wannabe Irish) population out on to the streets for a festival of green, white and gold, a huge parade... and just a touch of the blarney.
If you haven’t got $20 left to pay for entry into MOMA – you can spend the day gallery-hopping in Chelsea... and it’s free!
British citizens can normally enter the US for business, pleasure or transit using the US Government’s Visa Waiver Program. A range of very specific conditions apply to this programme, and you can find out more here
If you intend to travel to the US using the Visa Waiver Program you'll need to get an electronic travel authorisation before you go. See the US Embassy for more details