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City Breaks

Book a cheap city break to New York with Best4Travel! Trips to the cultural and financial capital of the United States, New York City, can be a notoriously expensive affair, but with Best4Travel you can get an incredible holiday to the Big Apple without breaking the bank!


In the city that dreams are made of you can experience the best of American culture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Broadway, the iconic bright lights of Times Square and Madison Square Garden, and the fashion highs of Fifth Avenue and Soho.


Here at Best4Travel, we have access to great-value deals on flights and centrally located accommodation in New York City that you won’t find anywhere else!


For more information on any of the hotels or destinations featured on our website, or for a tailored quotation on any of our City Break Packages, please visit any one of our stores nationwide, or simply call one of our expert travel agents today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.


New York City Landmarks


  • Statue of Liberty
  • In 1886 the people of France gifted the United States a 150 ft copper statue of Libertas, the Roman Goddess of Liberty. This beautiful statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, and built by Gustave Eiffel, to celebrate U.S independence. As such, it has come to represent freedom and hope, with the popular story of the statue being the first thing immigrants saw as they arrived in New York by ship in the 20th century and reading the welcoming words of the American poet Emma Lazarus on the plaque below;


    "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!".


  • Empire State Building
  • The Empire State Building has been an iconic part of the New York City skyline since its construction in 1931. With arguably the best view in the city, the building soon became a cinematic symbol of New York itself, with King Kong having climbed it in 1933, Nickie calling it “the closest thing to heaven” in An Affair to Remember (1957), and Nora Ephron cementing its romantic power in Sleepless in Seattle (1993).


  • Chrysler Building
  • This 1,046 feet tall building stands as a wonderful example of early Art Deco architectural style. Although there is currently no observation deck available, there is however free access to the building’s lobby which is complete with an incredible mural by the acclaimed artist Edward Trumbull.


  • Central Park
  • Established in 1857, New York’s Central Park is one of the most visited and filmed parks in the world. As well as providing a gorgeous, natural backdrop for ambling walks, Central Park is also a popular spot for art and history lovers with over 29 sculptures placed throughout its grounds.


    Each sculpture has a unique history and meaning. For example, Cleopatra’s Needle is an Egyptian obelisk dating back to 1475 BC that had been gifted to the United States in 1881 in thanks for remaining neutral while European imperialists attempted to gain control in Egypt.


  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan, this iconic bridge has gained great cultural significance since its completion in 1883. At the time of its construction, the bridge was hailed as an excellent example of American ingenuity, and would later be shown in the context of the American dream, leading to the beginning of a brighter future, as is the case in Arthur Miller’s 1955 play A View From the Bridge.


Where to Eat in New York


Part of the fun in visiting a new country is discovering and enjoying the local cuisine for yourself. However, on a city break it can often be difficult to know where to start.


To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the Top Rated Restaurants in New York City, divided by price to cater for all budget types!


  • Low Cost

    • Los Tacos No. 1, 75 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7006
    • Shake Shack, Southeast Corner of Madison Square Park, New York City, NY 10010
    • Nom Wah Tea Parlor, 13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

  • Moderately Priced

    • Juliana's Pizza, 19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1322
    • K Rico, 772 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6327
    • Russ & Daughters, 179 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1024

  • Expensive

    • Daniel, 60 East 65th Street, New York City, NY 10065-7056
    • Per Se, 10 Columbus Cir, New York City, NY 10019-1158
    • Gramercy Tavern, 42 E 20th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10003-1300

Nightlife


  • Pubs

    • The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, 30 Water St, NY 10004
    • Employees Only, 510 Hudson St, NY 10014
    • Death and Company, 433 E 6th St, NY 10009

  • Clubs

    • House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
    • Output, 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
    • Cielo, 18 Little West 12th St, NY 10014

Transfers


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from either John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport or Newark International Airport straight to your hotel! The approximate transfer times from these airports to the top hotel and tourist destinations in New York City are as follows:


  • Brooklyn: 30 mins. from JFK Airport - 55 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Chelsea: 45 mins. from JFK Airport - 30 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Financial District: 45 mins. from JFK Airport - 40 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Greenwich Village: 50 mins. from JFK Airport - 40 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Murray Hill: 35 mins. from JFK Airport - 45 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Queens: 25 mins. from JFK Airport - 55 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Times Square: 50 mins. from JFK Airport - 40 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • TriBeCa: 50 mins. from JFK Airport - 35 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Upper East Side: 40 mins. from JFK Airport - 50 mins. from Newark International Airport.
  • Upper West Side: 45 mins. from JFK Airport - 45 mins. from Newark International Airport.

For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the destinations in New York featured above, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide or call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000.


Best4Travel Tips


  • Boroughs:
    • Manhattan
    • The Bronx
    • Queens
    • Brooklyn
    • Staten Island

  • Currency: US Dollar ($)

  • Language: English

  • Time Difference to Ireland: - 5 hours

  • Flight Time: Approx. 7 hours 45 minutes

  • Public Holidays:
    • 1 January: New Year's Day
    • 3rd Monday in January: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • 12 February: Lincoln's Birthday
    • 3rd Monday in February: President’s Day
    • Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
    • 4 July: Independence Day
    • 1st Monday in September: Labor Day
    • 2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day
    • November: Election Day
    • 12 November: Veterans Day
    • 4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving
    • 25 December: Christmas Day


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