What comes to mind when you think of NYC are probably these things: the Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Manhattan's skyscrapers, the Fifth Avenue, Times Square, Wall Street, and then there is one sentence all of us have heard of: New York, the city that never sleeps.
Anyway, there is much more to discover, for example, New York´s rural landscape, made up of America's biggest state park, the Adirondacks, the Catskills Mountains, and the different rivers, which separate the three NY isles on which much of New York is made up: Manhattan Island, Staten Island, and Long Island. The Central Park provides a wonderful green space where you can perfectly have a break and enjoy nature in the middle of NY.
New York City offers all the urban life you could possibly imagine. Nevertheless, it you prefer quiet than you will feel comfortable in Upstate New York. Even if you choose to stay in New York´s surrounding area it´s easy to get into the centre, all the suburbs are well connected by the subway.
New Year's Day, January 2, January 16, February 13 and 20, May 28, July 4, September 3, October 8, November 6, 22 and 23, December 25
The summer months are usually warm, with average temperatures of 26°C. Nighttime conditions are often exacerbated by the urban heat island phenomenon, and temperatures exceed 32.2 °C on average of 17 days each summer and can exceed 38 °C. The winter is quite cold and it snows occasionally. The average temperatures are 5°C.
5 things to see, apart from those mentioned before
View over NYC from the Rock Observation Deck (Rockefeller Center)
St. Patrick´s Cathedral
Metropolitan Opera house
5 things to do
Take a ferry to Ellis Island, Estate Island and enjoy the view
Skating in the Central Park
Walk through Green Village
Shopping at SoHo
Trip to the Niagara Falls
New York has an excellent inexpensive transport system, including the underground Subway trains, which connect the many districts.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), La Guardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The best way to get to and from the airports is by public buses and shuttles.
There are also around 4,000 buses plying the streets. They travel to almost every part of the city and beyond and the one-way-ticket costs the same, no matter how far you travel. Get sure that you have the exact amount of money if you by a one-way-ticket. You can pay with a travel token, a Metro card.
There are numerous legendary yellow taxi cabs, which can be easily hailed and have become widely associated with the city. Extra travel charges may be included for luggage or late-night traveling.
The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system that has 468 stations. It offers service 24 hours per day and 365 days per year, so probably it’s the best way to get around for someone who visits the city for a certain time. Don´t forget to buy a TransitCard for unlimited bus and rapid transit travel.