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New York City: Popular Sights, Cheap Flights & Hotels

Destination New York City

New York City is America’s largest city. “The Big Apple” is a global centre for media, culture, food, fashion, art, research, finance, and trade.

New York City is known worldwide as the gateway for immigration to the United States. It is a melting pot of cultures and peoples from all over the world. As many as 800 languages are spoken here making New York City the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

New York City is a major shopping destination for people around the world. You will find an unmatched range of department stores, boutiques, and specialty shops for anything including clothing, cameras, computers and accessories, music, musical instruments, electronic equipment, art supplies, sporting goods, and all kinds of foodstuffs and kitchen appliances.

New York City is home to many Fortune 500 corporations and headquarters of a large number of multinational corporations. It is also a global centre for the advertising industry with annual revenues of over $21 billion.

New York City has a long and distinguished history in the field of Sports. It is home to headquarters of the NFL, the NHL, the NBA, MLB(aseball) and MLS(occer). New York City is the home of the Yankees and the Mets, The Giants and the Jets, the Rangers and the Nicks and the Nets.

Flights to New York City

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New York City is served by three airports namely John F. Kennedy International, La Guardia and New Ark Liberty International.

Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) is the oldest of the three, opening in 1928. It is located in New Jersey, with approximately the north half of the airport in the city of Newark, and the rest of the airport in the city of Elizabeth.

New Ark Liberty is major a hub for United Airlines operating exclusively out of Terminal C. It serves a is United’s gateway to Europe, Latin America and Asia. United Airlines carries about 68% of all passengers at New Ark Liberty.

La Guardia (KLGA) opened its doors in 1939 and serves mainly domestic destinations within 1500 miles with the exception of flights to and from Toronto and Montreal. La Guardia is located in the north end of the borough of Queens, in East Elmhurst along the East River.

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John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK) which opened in 1948, is the largest and the busiest of the three airports serving New York City.
It is located south of La Guardia in the Queens borough, on the shores of Jamaica Bay.

More than 90 airlines operate from JFK International. It is the busiest international air travel hub in North America. JFK is connected to all six inhabited continents with direct flights. For example, Qantas flies to Brisbane, Singapore Airlines to Singapore and South African Airways to Johannesburg non-stop from JFK.

Flying Business Class to New York City

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If you are taking a long-haul flight to New York City from an international destination like Paris, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Tel Aviv or Hong Kong, you will expect to be in your seat for 7 hours to 14 hours non-stop.

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Business class passengers flying from New York City’s JFK International will find a myriad of lounges for their comfort and pleasure. The departure area at Terminal 4 has exclusive lounges that are provided and serviced by Air India, Delta Airlines, El Al, Etihad, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and Swissair. Business Class lounges by Lufthansa and Air France are located in Terminal 1

The SWISS lounge and the Lufthansa Lounges are available to all airlines in the Star Alliance Club.

Members of PriorityPass can avail facilities of the elegant WingTips lounge located in the Departures area of Terminal 4.

Where can you buy cheap airline tickets
to New York City?

Finding discount airline tickets is a job in itself. Airline ticket prices are sensitive to time – when the ticket was purchased and the time of the flight. External factors such as the price of oil and competition also affect airline ticket prices.

Fortunately, there are discount airfare search engines like Jetradar that save a huge amount of time by comparing other discount airfare websites helping you buy airline tickets for cheap

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Note that all prices are stated in US Dollars and the fares initially exclude baggage fees.

You can also use Jetradar to find cheap business class flights to New York City. To maximize savings, Tuesday mornings tend to be the best times to search business class discount airfare. Airlines usually announce deals on Monday evenings and ticket prices climb higher as the week progresses into Friday.

Best Hotels in New York City

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Top Things to do in New York City

There are a million things to experience New York City. This can make be very hard to decide on what you can do given the limited time and resources.

One World Trade Center Observatory

Take a ride on the Skypod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than 47 seconds, where you will take in the iconic sights, surrounding waters, and panoramic views of the skyline of New York City and beyond.

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Ticket prices include:

  • The See Forever Theater: an audio-visual experience that takes you into the hustle and bustle of the city
  • The Sky Portal: Take a walk on a 14-inch thick glass disk high above the streets of New York.
  • Dine or drink at the Café, One Mix Bar, or One Dine Restaurant

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Empire State Building

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Experience the world’s most famous skyscraper starting at the historic art-deco lobby where you will marvel at the 24kt gold ceiling depicting Sky and the Machine Age.

Then ride the elevators to the 86th Floor Observation Deck. This is the Highest Open-Air Observatory in New York. You can relive cinematic moments from movies such as King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle while you’re at the top.

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Visit the icon that instantly represents New York City to the world.

For more than 60 years until 1954, Lady Liberty welcomed millions of immigrants to America. These immigrants were processed at Ellis Island just north of Liberty island in the New York Harbour.

Both these icons of history can be visited together in one fare if you buy the Priority Statue of Liberty Ticket from Get Your Guide. This ticket will allow you into “Reserve Line” for the Statue of Liberty Ferry – which more than halves your time.

The tour starts at Battery Park with a Ferry to the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island. Another ferry will take you from there to Ellis Island where you can visit the National Immigration Museum at your own pace after which you can take a ferry back to Battery Park.

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9/11 Memorial & Museum

The 9/11 memorial and Museum honours all who lost their lives that day.

The Museum displays thousands of artifacts telling stories of stories of loss, compassion, reckoning, and recovery linked to the events of 9/11. It also explores the global impact of 9/11 and its continuing significance.

While the 9/11 memorial is free for all to access, The 9/11 museum has a ticketed entry for which you can buy tickets at Get Your Guide.

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim in New York City is an art museum housed in a unique spiral building. The collection, which focuses on Modern Contemporary Art, is housed in a gallery that is a continuous ramp from ground level all the way to the sky-light.

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The ticket allows you to directly head to the check-in counter and unlimited time to discover all that the museum has to offer.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is the largest museum in the world dedicated to exploring the Natural World, Human History, Rocks and Minerals and Outerspace.

Over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts are displayed in finely detailed dioramas spread across 45 different halls of the museum.

Avoid the long lines at the main front entrance and buy your ticket to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from Get Your Guide.

Upgrade to the Super Saver Ticket to additionally get admission into the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, the IMAX Theater Film, and other
Special exhibits.

New York City Deluxe Helicopter Tour

See the sights of New York City from the air. You will not need to spend hours navigating the streets and public transport and fighting traffic. Instead save that time and energy in the comfort of a helicopter taking in all that New York City has to offer in one time.

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Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn 5-Hour Bus Tour

This tour starts from Manhattan and take you to the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx, which make up the most ethnic and culturally diverse parts of New York City.

Click here to buy your tickets and book your tour of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn at Get Your Guide.

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