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New York City, the big apple and the city that never sleeps. New York is a destination placed at the top of many bucket lists and constantly has tourists in love with the city’s charisma, returning year after year.

Whether you're visiting New York to get a glimpse of it’s soaring skyline, to be entertained at one of the many Broadway shows, or perhaps to experience world-class shopping on Fifth Avenue, you won't be short of things to do in this vibrant city.

With attractions easily accessible by foot, subway or taxi, tourists are able to fit a number of activities into one day. But with such a large selection of places to visit and things to do the question for many people is where to first? 

Getting Around

NYC Cab

Navigating your way around New York is really easy, with many transport options. Traffic can often be congested with buses and taxis and to avoid paying expensive prices for parking, using public transport is a much better option than hiring a car.

If you’re travelling via subway, with 469 stations in operation across New York, you’ll never be too far from a stop that will take you to wherever you desire. Unlike many other major cities in the world, the New York subway system operates 24 hours a day, so no matter what time it is, you’ll be able to get around.

Should you choose to take a short trip, then doing so via taxi is simple enough, as long as you’re comfortable with flagging a cab down. Alternatively, and too see as much as the city as possible, finding your own way around by foot is a great option, and with New York’s block system, getting from A to B couldn’t be easier. 

What to see

NYC central park

First timers visiting the city will probably have a few tourist spots in mind before visiting, perhaps including the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square - all of which are must visit. Climb to the top of the iconic Empire State and you’ll be able to experience a panoramic, bird's-eye view of Manhattan. If you visit at dusk you’ll be able to see the best of both worlds, sunset and the glittering city lights. To see Manhattan with the Empire State building in sight, take a trip to the Rockefeller Center, located just by 5th Avenue.

No matter what time of year you choose to visit New York, a trip to Central Park will allow you to experience beautiful greenery in the heart of the concrete jungle. If you want to add a dash of culture to your visit, New York is home to some of the best museums and art galleries in the world including the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Where to eat and drink

New York City

Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian - pick a cuisine and New York will have it. Located near Brooklyn Bridge you will find Chinatown and Little Italy - two districts that will make you feel as though you’ve left New York for the evening with a delicious of array of traditional dishes.

If you’re looking for something a little more upmarket and with beautiful scenery, in Times Square you will be able to find The View NYC, which is the city's only revolving rooftop restaurant and bar.

For a traditional American diner, Bare Burger, which is situated in many locations across New York, can provide you with the tastiest gourmet burgers and best milkshakes.  

To get a taste of as many dishes as possible, why not visit Chelsea Market? One of the best indoor food markets in the world, selling anything and everything you could imagine, from soup to cheesecake and from wine to coffee.

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