One city, five boroughs and unlimited options – this is New York City. It is one of the most energetic and aspirational places on earth, offering unmatched culture, history, diversity, dining and entertainment. From the world-renowned galleries and museums to the extensive dining and shopping options and the bright lights of Broadway, it is impossible to experience the whole of New York City on one trip – or even in one lifetime.
It is a destination in constant evolution, making it as exciting for returning travellers as for first-time visitors. Each visit to NYC combines familiar sights – the yellow taxi cabs, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, hot dog vendors on street corners – with the opportunity to enjoy new attractions, tours, activities and neighbourhoods. From ice skating on an outdoor rink in winter to relaxing in Central Park in summer, New York is a city for all seasons.
New York City is more than just Manhattan. Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island each hold their own appeal and offer unique attractions – surfing at Rockaway Beach in Queens, Brooklyn’s Coney Island funfair, Yankee Stadium in The Bronx and Staten Island’s iconic ferry are just some of the reasons to explore all five boroughs. With a wide variety of hotels and easy accessibility from right across the UK, New York City has something to appeal to every type of traveller.
|Land Area||301 sq. miles|
|Population||8.2 million in New York City|
|Largest Borough (population)||Brooklyn|
|Largest Borough (land area)||Queens|
|Local Time||Five hours behind UK|
|Climate||Temperate: Average winter temperature -3°C (26F). Average summer temperature 29 °C (86F)|
|Ntl Monuments||Include Statue of Liberty National Monument, Governors Island National Monument and Grant’s Tomb|
Source: Visit USA