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New York Luxury Holidays: an Overview

New York certainly lives up its name as the city that never sleeps, buzzing 24 hours a day, and the island of Manhattan has something for every taste and culture.

For those that haven't been before, simply walking down one of New York's streets or avenues is an eye-opener. New York shopping is superb, from the flagship stores of 5th Avenue to the chic boutiques of Greenwich Village; the meat-packing district and SoHo are home to some of the hottest nightclubs in a city with many contenders; Broadway consistently hosts some of the best acts in the world, and in terms of culture, New York boasts many of the world's finest museums, including the Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art. Finally, for sports fans, a trip to see the New York Yankees or Knicks playing at home is an incredible experience.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn is now the place to which modish Manhattanites are lured like moths to the flame. So how did the originally Dutch 'Broken Land', previously famed for mobsters (as in Goodfellas) and Travoltas (as in Saturday Night Fever) become the spiritual home of the hipster? Plenty of reasons, from the prosaic - property prices for warehouses and brownstones alike are (or were) way down on those on Manhattan - to the rise and rise of local boy Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and the success of Lena Dunham's Brooklyn-based Girls. Whatever the reasons, while the Beckhams were laughed out of town when eldest boy Brooklyn was born, the decision now looks pretty prescient.

Original Travel are regular visitors to New York, keeping tabs on favoured old haunt hotels as well as the hip new hangouts, and can advise you accordingly on the ultimate city break. We also know the in places to eat, drink and party so you can hit the ground running on any stay, be that for a weekend or longer.

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A City Break to New York
An action packed adventure in New York, where you will see and experience famous attractions both on the land and from the air. Shopping, museums,...
4 Days
From £815pp
Helicopter tour of New York
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Helicopter Tour

For unrivalled views of this iconic city, so often seen in movies and TV shows, take to the skies; we can arrange a helicopter tour which includes flying over some of the most famous sites in New York. This is the chance to take some incredible photos as you fly over landmarks such as Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the green oasis of Central Park.

Basketball game
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Go to a Knicks Game

The Knicks are perhaps the most famous basketball team in the world and attending a game is a great way to experience a quintessentially American sporting event. NBA season is from October to April, when you can get into the spirit of things by enjoying a giant pretzel and a beer, and buying a foam finger, which you can wave around while pretending to know the rules.

Central Park
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Picnic in Central Park

Central Park offers the perfect escape from the bustle and madness of the city, and we can organise a private concierge to help you find the perfect spot in the park for a picnic, away from snap-happy tourists. They can set everything up at the time of your choice and prepare a menu according to your favourite foods.

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Food Tour With a Local

It can be somewhat overwhelming trying to decide where and what to eat in the Big Apple, so to ensure you are fully fuelled to explore the sights of the city, head on a free food tour with a local resident. Whether you're after authentic pasta in Little Italy, some iconic New York-style pizza, or the best Chow Mein in Chinatown, the locals know the top spots.

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A Note on Price

A weekend in New York will cost around £900 per person (not including shopping!).

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A City Break to New York

4 Days

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