There are almost too many sights in New York City but Times Square is arguably the focal point of the entire city. This meeting of Broadway and Seventh Avenue is a great place to soak up the feeling of being in the Big City. While there is shopping to be done here, Times Square is about the people, the colour - and the noise! The site of innumerable films and featured in pop-culture everywhere, you’re bound to feel like you’ve been here before. Pick up cheap tickets to a Broadway show (watch out though, evening matinées can be quite expensive!) or head south to Bryant Park and enjoy a coffee on the Great Lawn of the New York Public Library, the largest branch in the city with its cavernous main reading hall.
For a breathtaking view over the city, head skyward to the viewing decks of the Empire State Building or the less crowded but equally dizzying Rockefeller Center where high-speed elevators whisk you hundreds of metres into the air for a bird’s-eye view. Back on street level, make your way to Grand Central Station, yet another New York City sight featured in film and television that is bustling with locals and tourists alike, day and night. Jump on the subway to the southern tip of Manhattan to see the historic Statue of Liberty standing tall in New York harbour. After all this sightseeing you might need a moment to relax and the city’s green haven of Central Park is the perfect place, where locals come to stroll, run and bike beneath the neighbouring skyscrapers.