Arguably the cultural capital of the modern world, New York City is a vast metropolis of bright lights, bustling streets and jaw-dropping architecture. The city comprises five boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island – and has something for everyone.
Grab a hot dog and watch a ball game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Catch a subway to Coney Island and enjoy some ice cream at Brooklyn’s most famous amusement ground. Stroll through Central Park in Manhattan and gaze at the lakes, ponds and ice-skating rinks. Take in some world-class tennis at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, home of the U.S. Open. Then, jump on the Staten Island Ferry for unsurpassed views of the Statue of Liberty.
Cheap flights to New York City take off every day from destinations all over Canada, so it has never been easier to get away for a city break or a long vacation in the Big Apple. New York flights touchdown at La Guardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport or Newark International Airport, and thanks to the city’s incredible public transportation network, getting around is a breeze once you arrive.
Home to some of the most impressive museums in the entire world, New York City is a mecca for culture vultures and museum lovers. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the city’s largest museum, featuring collections from Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire among other notable ancient civilizations. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is considered a work of art in its own right, while the Museum of Modern Art houses such influential pieces as Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ and Pablo Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles D’Avignon’. For a surreal experience, emulate the movie and spend A Night at the Museum at one of the American Museum of Natural History’s ‘Sleepovers’.
For the best views of New York’s skyscraper-strewn skyline, take the lift to the top of the 1,050-foot Empire State Building and marvel at the incredible cityscape of iconic buildings, bridges, waterways and islands. A similar panoramic spectacle is offered at the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Plaza, where the views get even more spectacular after dark. When the sun goes down and the bright lights come on, it becomes easy to see why New York is known as ‘the city that never sleeps’.
Broadway plays host to some of the world’s best and most famous theatre shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago and Wicked. Times Square is a must-see hub of electric billboards and neon signs. It is the world’s most visited tourist attraction and is nicknamed ‘the centre of the universe’. New York is filled with world-renowned haute cuisine in almost every neighborhood. For lively music and classy jazz clubs, take a trip uptown to Harlem.
Considering the vast array of activities, landmarks and must-see attractions available, flights to New York City offer great value and will provide you with an experience that you will never forget.