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New York

The city that never sleeps

Overview

The Big Apple has a buzz unlike any other city in the world. In the city that never sleeps you'll experience an abundance of unique and exciting activities.

New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most iconic and cherished landmarks and attractions. From the Empire State Building and Times Square to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the island of Manhattan packs more famous attractions into one compact area than any other place on earth. And not forgetting the City's four other boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island—each of which contains its own unique, must-see destinations.

From sushi in Soho to tomales in TriBeCa each neighborhood has its own distinctive personality. From Michelin starred restaurants to eclectic, buzzy neighbourhood diners, all tastes are accommodated. In the middle of it all is Times Square, which never fails to provide excitement. Take in a Broadway show or a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, shop for cutting edge designs in SoHo and view some of the world’s greatest art collections at one of the many famous art galleries.

There’s so much to keep you busy. Whether you go for a few days for a city break or pack in more on a longer holiday, New York never fails to impress.


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  • Intercontinental Times Square

    from £93

    In the heart of the action, the Intercontinental New York provides a calm, luxurious retreat from the exciting bustle of Times Square.

    With ...see more

  • Millenium Broadway Hotel New York

    Millennium Broadway

    from £81

    The Millennium Broadway is a luxurious hotel with a fantastic location in the heart of Manhattan, overlooking Times Square.

    Rooms are elegant ...see more

  • Paramount New York

    from £91

    In the midst of the busy theatre district, The Paramount Hotel is a striking, ornate hotel with a modern, elegant interior.

    Rooms are contemporary ...see more

  • ROW Hotel NYC

    Row New York City

    from £63

    Super-stylish with a fantastic location, Row is an excellent value hotel for your stay in the city.

    Rooms are fresh and modern with splashes ...see more

  • The Manhattan at Times Square

    from £71

    The Manhattan is a good hotel with an excellent location in the city, within walking distance of many attractions and just steps from the vibrant Times ...see more

  • Warwick New York

    from £95

    A grand and elegant hotel, The Warwick New York has a rich history with many famous residents including Cary Grant and Elvis, and is a welcome retreat ...see more

  • Toronto & New York Multi City Holiday

    Toronto & New York

    from £459

    Two classic city breaks in one holiday starting with the exciting and cosmopolitan city of Toronto where you can indulge in some world class shopping, ...see more

  • Toronto, New York, Niagara Falls Multi City Holiday

    Niagara Falls, New York & Toronto

    from £519

    Niagara Falls is a stunning and romantic sight. You will never forget the experience of hearing the roar of the water and seeing the sheer force of the ...see more

  • Boston & New York City Break

    New York & Boston

    from £729

    There is never a bad time to visit New York, a city so famous they named it twice. Home to some of the worlds most iconic and cherished landmarks and attractions, ...see more

  • Historic Washington self drive holiday

    American Historic Highways

    from £1,135

    Drive a combination of two countries in this North American cocktail of iconic cities, blended with beautiful scenery and topped off with some good old ...see more

Top tips

Don't be overwhelmed by the city that never sleeps; follow our tips for having fun, staying safe and finding the best attractions in New York.

Top tips for visiting New York

1. Navigating

• Fifth Avenue divides Manhattan into the east and west sides. Building numbers increase as you go farther east or west.


2. Taxis

• If the number on a taxicab’s top light is lit, it indicates that the cab is available. (On the other hand, a non-lit number or a lit "off-duty" means you're out of luck.) Taxis are available all day and night. Tolls are extra and added to the metered fare. All taxis accept cash and most accept credit cards.


3. Metro

• An MTA MetroCard can be used for both subways and buses, and transfers between the two modes of transport—which run 24 hours a day—are free.


4. Blocks

• In Manhattan, if you walk 20 blocks north or south, you've walked one mile. Locals call the north-south blocks “short blocks” or "street blocks" and the east-west blocks “long blocks” or “avenue blocks.”


5. Directions

• When getting directions, always ask for the cross streets (for example, 810 Seventh Ave., the location of the Official NYC Information Center, is between West 52nd and West 53rd Streets). That way, it will be easier to find your destination and for locals to guide you should you need additional assistance.


6. Tipping

• It is customary to tip 15% to 20% of the total bill to waiting staff, bartenders and taxi drivers. Restaurants sometimes automatically add the gratuity, especially for parties of six or more. Check your bill carefully before adding a tip to make sure one isn't already part of the total.


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At a glance


  • One of the world’s most popular and thrilling cities
  • Endless entertainment, shopping, arts, museums, festivals and food
  • Everything that you could dream of – and more
  • Fly direct to JFK in just 7 hours and 30 minutes

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At a glance


  • One of the world’s most popular and thrilling cities
  • Endless entertainment, shopping, arts, museums, festivals and food
  • Everything that you could dream of – and more
  • Fly direct to JFK in just 7 hours and 30 minutes

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2019 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2019

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Price Match Guarantee
Price Match Guarantee

If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

Why book with American Affair


  • Expert Knowledge
  • 20 Years Travel Experience
  • ATOL & IATA Protected
  • Tailor Made Holidays

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