Many visitors fly to New York for a shopping break and, if retail therapy is top of your to-do list, head to stores such as Bloomingdales, Macy's and Saks. However, if you are after some culture, book tickets for a Broadway show and take in an exhibition or two at galleries such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
And then there's the food. As New York is such as multi-cultural city, most food types are on offer whether you want a pretzel on the move or to take your time over a feast in Little Italy.
New York flights take visitors from the UK to the city in around eight hours and there two main gateways: John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). New York has another airport, La Guardia (LGA), however the flights there are mainly domestic and there are no international services on offer from the UK.
JFK Airport is in Queens, just 15 miles from central Manhattan. It is well served by transport links to hotels and central attractions. Options include hopping into a yellow taxi, taking the AirTrain and travelling by bus - both public and private bus companies run services from New York's airport.
Newark Liberty International Airport is in New Jersey, 14 miles from central Manhattan. Again, transport options include yellow cabs, the AirTrain and public or private bus services. For both airports, if you are travelling in a group, a taxi is probably the best option as you can split the cost of the trip and, if you are tired after a long flight, the thought of lugging bags on and off public transport won't appeal.
Alternatively, if you plan to explore the areas outside New York City, car hire could be a good option. Pre-book your car hire in advance, pick it up at the airport and set off to your hotel.
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