One of the most famous cities in the entire world, New York has been labelled that city that never sleeps. A fast-paced city of glitz and glamour, New York's hottest trends could be headline news today and back page fodder tomorrow. However what remains unchanged and therefore one of New York's biggest draw cards is its constant stream of culture, nightlife and attractions including high shopping, theatre, restaurants, exhibitions and icons such as The Met, Times Square, Central Park, Empire State Building, Coney Island and the Statue of Liberty.
Renowned as a bustling, modern city New York is home to a huge range of accommodation options, most of which are located in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Boasting a diverse range of luxury hotels, boutique accommodation, studios and apartments, the majority of New York accommodation is concentrated in the city and conveniently located close to popular tourist attractions and the subway. Surrounded by shopping, dining and nightlife you'll never have to venture far from your accommodation to find all the sights and sounds of New York, 24 hours a day.
The most popular region of New York, Manhattan is home to some of the city's most famous attractions including the Empire State Building, The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Times Square, Harlem, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty and SoHo. Other iconic New York attractions include the iconic Coney Island amusement park in Brooklyn, Chinatown and the US Open Tennis Centre in Queens and the Botanical Gardens, Zoo and home of the NY Yankees in the Bronx. Staten Island is another region of New York that is well worth a visit and although it is not as famous as some of these other popular regions, it offers a great insight into the suburban lifestyle of true New York residents.
New York's iconic subway is the world's largest mass transit system with 1,355 km of track and 468 stations. The Holland Tunnel connects New York City to New Jersey and has been classified a National Historic Landmark. Containing more than 2 million works of art, The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) is one of the world's largest art museums. Nicknamed 'The Big Apple', New York's state fruit is an apple and the city itself is home to 4,000 street food vendors. On a hot summer day, the average temperature of the pavement in New York City is 150°F or 65°C.