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Handy Tips for New York

New York. Concrete jungle where dreams are made, the city that never sleeps, the big apple. Traveling around new york city is like finding over 100 different countries fit into one small island, 13 miles long and two miles wide. Including all five boroughs, this city of 8.2 million people has such a wealth of diversity and opportunity that whatever you’re in the mood for you can find it 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Theres more to central park than just a park!

You can easily get lost in the 770 acres of green space and highlights of the park include relaxing along the shores of the pond in the south eastern section of the park, taking a jog around the reservoir, or simply laying out a towel for some picnicking and people watching on the great lawn. Every summer, free shakespeare in the park performances run for intrepid theatre lovers who wish to brave the multi-hour wait for tickets. You can catch a baseball game at some of the fields, or visit the central park zoo.

New york city is a city of green spaces, especially in the summer. Union square park is a great place to check out the freakishly dressed, aspiring musicians and artists, as well as the gigantic farmer’s market which takes place every wednesday and saturday. During the summer, there is free wifi available, and even free yoga and fitness classes.

Walk a few blocks uptown to check out the flatiron building and madison square park where you can relax in a calmer oasis or brave the long line to the most sought after burger in new york at the shake shack. Enjoy rooftop vistas of manhattan and the empire state building at 230 fifth while sipping cocktails during sunset, or feast on all things indian at the locally dubbed “curry hill” located in the murray hill section of new york.

The statue of liberty is another must-see for first timers. If you wish to avoid the ferry to the island itself, take the free staten island ferry which leaves from battery park. Make sure to stand on the northern side of the ship to get the best view of lady liberty.

Happy hour is a huge event in new york city, with practically every bar offering some sort of drink special between the hours of 5 and 7. You can’t go wrong with an irish pub in new york, and they are everywhere. Pop into the irish rogue on 44th street for a great pint and conversation with the beautiful wait staff. The flute is a bit more high end, but promises exquisite champagne selections recommended by the extremely knowledgeable staff. And if you want to get down and dirty, head over to the rodeo bar for some extremely potent margaritas and live rockabilly music every night.

With direct flights from both belfast and dublin into new york we can ensure we get the best price for your trip. Once you’ve touched down, you can take one of the many shuttle buses that stop off at grand central station penn station and key stops on manhattan, or why not let us book you your very own limousine into the city.

Whatever you want your way.