New York City, the Big Apple, is one of the most charming and vibrant cities in the United States. From iconic structures to incredible art galleries and from ancient architectural wonders to world's best restaurants – the list of tourist attractions here is never ending and has something for every age and taste. For those of you heading to New York, here are few details you should know about this vivacious city.


Featuring a humid subtropical climate with cold winters and hot moist summers, the best time to visit the city is between May and October. During this time the temperature is moderate and perfect to explore the city and its surrounds. January to March is considered to be least expensive time to visit the city.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are the three prominent international airports serving many reputable national and international carriers connecting New York to other parts of the world.

New York is a city packed with numerous interesting tourist attractions which ensure elaborate sighting opportunities for the visitors. The iconic Empire State Building, the colossal Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, Brooklyn Bridge and Madison Square Garden are among the most visited tourist spots in the city. Times Square is a busy hub and popular theatre district. Featuring a wide collection of art works by artists from across the globe, the Metropolitian Museum of Art is another must visit in New York.

For New Yorkers like to rejoice and enjoy, most festivals and events in the city are celebrated with much pomp and show. Enjoy as the city turns green at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in the month of March. Experience the world's largest Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City in the month of November.

A holiday in New York City is incomplete until you savour some interesting dishes and delicacies in the city. New York Strip Steak is among the must try dishes in the city. For those of you with a sweet tooth, the New York Cheesecake is a good choice.

Shopping in New York is like a dream come true for the keen shoppers. While there are shops and small local markets scattered across the city, places like 5th Avenue, Bedford Avenue and Madison Avenue are best to pick your favourite brands and exclusive labels. For those of you who prefer a budget shopping experience at a flea market, the famous Brooklyn Flea Market is a must visit.

Be mindful of certain travel tips while you are holidaying in the city. First and foremost, smoking is banned in public places throughout the city. Try using ATMs located in public areas. Also, don't just stop in the middle of the sidewalk, others might be in a hurry. Don’t forget to give tip to your luggage handlers, taxi drivers, waiters and anyone who is offering a service.

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