13 September 2022 | 4 nights | 2 people

About New York

As the city’s nickname would suggest, the Big Apple tempts you to take a bite of its vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Experience the diverse cultures of this city and its overpowering energy. You will want to explore every avenue.

Food and drink

The home of the bagel, you are spoilt for choice in the Big Apple. From burgers, pizzas, hot dogs and pastrami sandwich, to dining in one of the top restaurants. New York can deliver any cuisine from around the world. When the sun starts to go down most of the locals love to take a cocktail and the Cosmopolitan is first choice!


Shops on Madison and Fifth Avenues attract the label-conscious, while Lower East Side and Greenwich Village are great for bargains. New York is a shopping haven and you can buy anything from designer clothes to costume jewellery.

Things to do in New York

Books inspired by New York

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your New York holiday


Don DeLillo

Follows an eventful day in the life of Eric, a self-made billionaire who gets stuck in traffic in the back of his limo on a journey across New York to get a haircut. He conducts his business and his life from the confined space, his bodyguards worried that he may be a target. Complex but uniquely matter-of-fact, this book will challenge you and make you think.

The Godfather

Mario Puzo

The classic novel about Don Corleone and his crime family set in New York's criminal underworld.

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

A profound and beautifully-written novel about four ambitious US college friends who move to New York to begin their lives and careers after graduating. Deeply disturbing, but with an enduring human love and kindness, this book will move you in a way that none has before. Everyone should read it.

New York Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


18th May 2022 by Hand Luggage Only

12 very best things to do in Albany, New York

Being the capital, Albany is a totally great spot to visit whilst visiting some of the top spots in New York State. Yes, it’s a city that’s sometimes overshadowed by its Sibling city, New York, but it’s certainly worth visiting – especially when driving the eastern fringes towards Vermont. Trust me, there’s a heap of the very best things to do in Albany that’s just perfect for a little gander. ...


21st January 2022 by Two Monkey's Travel

New York travel guide

The bustling and ever pulsing activities in every nook of the city make New York City travel an unforgettable one. One must be wondering how a place could have a combination of incredible food, iconic places to visit which are world-famous. The travelers find exquisite explorations with ultimate sightseeing attractions that fit into any budget....


10th January 2022 by PommieTravels

Summer in New York: 33 things to do in NYC in Summer

I’m a summer girl. While I enjoy NYC at Christmas, once the holiday decorations come down I’d just like to fast forward the bitterly cold months of January to March and skip to my favorite season; summer. Summer in New York is amazing. Just like summer in London, people shed their winter coats and head straight to the parks. Except, unlike London, the weather in NYC is much more reliable with hot, sunny and humid days.  Summertime is the best time to hit the city’s rooftops, explore...


3rd January 2022 by PommieTravels

Christmas in New York: Things to do in NYC at Christmas

My first ever trip to New York (and in fact, the U.S) was at Christmas time. I had an incredible week in The Big Apple and I can happily say New York City is the place to be at Christmas. The festive cheer is so infectious in NYC that even the biggest Scrooge couldn’t fail to get in the Christmas spirit. Ice rinks and fairy lights spring up all over the city, and the department store windows are transformed into festive works of art. Children’s’ faces beam as they stare up at the...


3rd January 2022 by Two Monkey's Travel

8 best tips for family friendly travel in New York City

Many people falsely assume that New York City isn’t the most family-friendly place to travel. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are few cities in the United States, let alone the world, that offer as many attractions, events, and entertainments suitable for family audiences....


22nd April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

12 best things to do in New Jersey

Perched just off the Hudson River, New Jersey is a state that’s sometimes bypassed in lieu of visiting its big sister; New York. That being said, there’s a heap of the best things to do in New Jersey that you really should explore. From historic boardwalks, iconic university towns to windswept shores – New Jersey has a little something for everyone! Plus, it’s a great state to visit as you head further south on a roadtrip around the best spots on the east coast....


6th February 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

12 best things to do in Brooklyn, New York City

Just over the river from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Brooklyn is a pretty epic neighbourhood to explore whilst in New York City. With museums, flea markets, parks and cool bars, it’s an area that’s well worth visiting whilst visiting the city; after all, the Big Apple isn’t just about Manhattan. So, to help you find the best things to do in Brooklyn, I wanted to share some of our total favourite spots that you can’t miss....

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