New York City Weekend Breaks - USA
A New York city weekend break is the ideal way to see precisely what the city of skyscrapers and high flyers has to offer. New York is renowned for its fast pace, electric atmosphere and glittering night life. Throw in a couple of fabulous restaurants, top class theatre productions and world famous museums and you've got good reason to pack your bags and head for the Big Apple.
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A number of New York's attractions have been made famous by Hollywood Blockbuster films and television documentaries. Explore the luxury jewellery stores as they appeared in Breakfast a Tiffany's, prance through Brooklyn as John Travolta did in Saturday Night Fever and have a cocktail Sex and the City style. Snow covered Central Park, vibrant Times Square, the picturesque Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty are just a few of the magical sights that have been captured on camera over the years. The sheer size and extravagance of the city is far from fiction however and viewing its attractions in person adds a completely new meaning to the phrase larger than life!
New York museums and galleries have a reputation for delighting cultural enthusiasts from around the globe. Renowned galleries within the city include the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Guggenheim Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Metropolitan Art (MET). Other cultural gems include the Queens Museum, the American Museum of National History and the Morgan Library. If you have some time at the end of your trip, stop in at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage for a delightful voyage back through time.
New Yorkers are renowned for thinking big, and their city tour packages are no exception. City tours are a refreshing and convenient way to see the best of what New York has to offer, especially if you're pressed for time. Embark on a Watson tour and put your detective skills to the test while simultaneously taking in New York's top attractions. Alternatively, take in a Sex in the City tour and follow in the footsteps of Sarah Jessica Parker and co, or splash out on a Tightwad tour of the city's most famous shopping destinations.
No trip to the Big Apple would be complete without a trip to the theatre where actors and actresses flock to the stages of Broadway to show the world what they've got to offer. Catch such shows as the famous Chicago and The Phantom of the Opera, or for more light hearted entertainment, experience Jersey Boys. Check out what is on Broadway and book your tickets in advance so as to not miss out on this unique experience. Taking in a show at Carnegie Hall or the Lincoln Center is an experience you are unlikely to forget as long as you live. The Broadway strip is also lined with top theatres featuring shows that cater to every taste. Bear in mind the fact that top shows often sell out months in advance, so in many cases it is advisable to purchase tickets before you even leave home. Finish your theatre evening with drinks at one of New York's legendary bars such as the 21 Club. Sit back and enjoy your bourbon from the seat once warmed by Frank Sinatra, as you gaze out the window at the spectacular silhouette of the city that never sleeps. It's up to you, New York, New York...