City breaks really are fantastic experiences. Not only do you get a wide choice of different nightlife opportunities, but you also get gastronomy, shopping, culture, sightseeing, and sometimes even beach time too! Of course, some cities are more famous than others, and one which is definitely up there is New York.
The Big Apple is on most people’s bucket list, and for very good reason too. Think about it – some of the most iconic sights are here, including Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the list goes on. If you want to shop ‘til you drop, well, you have some of the biggest department stores to choose from, such as Macy’s, and Bloomingdales, as well as huge stores such as Tiffanys, to name just one world-famous brand.
Put simply, if you plan on going shopping in New York, you need to a) dedicate at least a day or two to this activity alone, and b) warn your credit card company!
A Broadway show is another rite of passage when it comes to visiting New York, New York. Many people dream of seeing Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, but you don’t have to just stop there, how about Cirque Du Solei? Jersey Boys? Kinky Boots? The list goes on yet again.
When shopping around for your Broadway tickets, always use a reputable site, such as Showtickets.com, or head to the Box Office at the theatre itself. Ticket touts will be everywhere, but if you make use of them then you are probably going to find yourself out of pocket and without a valid ticket. In terms of your show day, plan to enjoy a meal before or after your show, and you’ll find countless restaurants around the Theater District too.
Taking a bite of the Big Apple is really going to be a tiring experience, and unless you plan on not doing too much, you might be rather exhausted by the end of it. It’s certainly worth packing in as much as you can during your time there however, and doing some research ahead of time and thinking about the places you want to go and when is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on any top experiences. We’re not suggesting you draw up an itinerary and stick to it like glue, but you should have at least a rough idea of when you are going to head to a certain sight.
Remember your comfortable shoes and get ready to immerse yourself totally in the city that really never sleeps!