Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Bright Lights, Big City, New York Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Bright Lights, Big City, New York story by: Inspire Magazine The indescribable buzz of Times Square, towering skyscrapers, lush Central Park and numerous diverse districts each with their own distinct flavour and flair. It's time to stop hearing about it and discover NYC for yourself! OUT AND ABOUT IN NYC Little Italy and Chinatown are both tasty neighbourhoods. Indulge in pizza and pasta or chow down on dim sum while taking in the glow of the lanterns. The SoHo region is famous for its quirky atmosphere and vast array of shops and galleries. Check out Greenwich Village with its palpable bohemian flair and Midtown’s Fashion District, brimming with all the shops a fashionista could dream of. Catch a world-famous musical on Broadway before heading uptown to stroll the affluent streets of the Upper East and West Sides. AN OASIS IN THE CITY In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of New York life, there are plenty of green spaces for the public to enjoy. The most famous of these is, of course, Central Park. This vast green space spans 843 acres and has been in existence since 1857. AN ABUNDANCE OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE For art lovers, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Whitney Museum of American Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art are musts for checking out the worldclass collections. Take in the views of New York’s incredible cityscape from the top of the towering Empire State building, walk or cycle across the wonderful Brooklyn Bridge and view the high ceilings and wonderful glass and brass clock that makes up Grand Central Station. EXPLORE THE UNIQUE HISTORY & CULTURE Take a ferry to Ellis Island, an historic immigration centre that operated from 1892 until 1924. A huge number of American families flock to this island to discover their roots. Then there's the Statue of Liberty which needs no introduction. You can head up to great heights, right inside the statue’s crown! HOT TIP If you want to avoid the crowds at the Statue of Liberty, jump on the free Staten Island ferry where you’ll get sensational views. Click here to see all Inspire North America articles. Click here for HOT USA Deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - August 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.