About New York
New YorkNew York also known as the Big Apple is the most amazing place to live in the world, apart from this it is one of the largest metropolitan cities of the planet and the capital town of the United States.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit New York is from April to June and from October to November
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
New York's Central Park is known from the umpteen number of movies it has featured in. One of the most frequently visited and protected open spaces in New York, the Central Park has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Whether it's walking, biking, rollerblading, ice-skating during the winter, taking a boat ride during the summer, or bouncing from play ground to play ground this perfect outdoor sanctuary offers fun for children and adults. Don't forget to visit Central Park Wildlife Center and Children's Zoo
Who doesn't know Times Square? A Commercial neighborhood of New York city, this area is where the pulse of the city gets louder, higher and more energetic. It is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, which means it remains constantly crowded. But, this hustle-bustle is what makes Times Square so special. It lights up at night to look even more spectacular. Times Square is called the “Crossroads of the World.” The iconic landmark stands as the symbol of New York City. Animated digital billboards, New Years Eve, and news period, this is the center of Manhattan’s ego for city dwellers and tourists alike.
Empire State Building
The fourth-tallest skyscraper in New York, The Empire State Building is a National heritage structure and one of the seven wonders of the Modern World. The enclosed observatory on the 102nd floor is the city’s highest lookout point. From here, you can enjoy views of all five boroughs and five neighboring states; at sunset, you can glimpse an elongated urban shadow cast from Manhattan all the way across the river to Queens. It highlights the Art Deco style and its architecture is in sync with American culture. It was ranked number one by Americans for its architecture.
Any performing arts lover knows what Broadway is, and even if theater doesn't interest you Broadway is not worth a miss. Synonymous with theater and the performing arts, the street itself is the oldest North to South thoroughfare in the city, but the Theater District in Midtown is where the bright lights flicker for audiences and actors alike. My Fair Lady to Phantom of the Opera, it all happened here. Catch a show for once in your life. Even if it is a dud, it will be unforgettable. Till today, Broadway remains to be the heart of the American theater industry.
Brooklyn bridge was the world's longest bridge and remains to be a major landmark of New York. It is around 5,989ft-long and provides a splendid opportunity for a relaxed evening long drive. It was the first bridge in the world to use steel suspension cables. From it, you’ll enjoy striking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.
Classic meets current at Rockefeller Center, New York City's ultimate shopping destination. From spacious flagships to unique specialty stores, there is something here for every taste and closet, in iconic surroundings as sophisticated as they are welcoming. And whether you want to grab a quick bite, get your cappuccino fix, meet friends for cocktails or savor a special family dinner, you’ll relish the delicious options. There are several paid tours available - check them out.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
On Thursdays the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metmuseum.org) is open until 9 pm, so I like to have a drink usuall uptown at the beautiful Surrey Hotel rooftop bar (Thesurrey.com) and then head to the museum. Walking around the museum after a glass of wine and seeing the Picassos and the Matisses gives your evening a cultural injection.
Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city - not only for Asian travelers, but for visitors from all over the world. It is one of the oldest ethnic enclaves outside Asia. It provides an amazing cultural exposure, with restaurants serving delicacies and shops catering to various souvenirs and items. The Chinese community here is on a rise and flourishing, thus Chinatown attracts large number of tourists who want to experience something different in New York.
Grand Central Terminal
This is not just a train station; it happens to also be one. It’s as if trains were moving along when this giant monument descended from the heavens and landed snug straddling the tracks on either side. The building is a sheer show-off in architecture, a wondrous edifice in stone and metal.
Greenwich Village is a residential neighborhood known for giving rise to the Beat Generation. It is a haven for artists. Fabled artists like Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac and Dylan Thomas walked these tree lined streets back when. The bohemian flavor of the area is still found in the coffee shops and bars of Washington Square Park. Rows of townhouses and charming alleyways around the park literally transport visitors back in time here. This is a great area to visit for newcomers, if for no other reason than to say they were here.
Washington Square Park
Time seems to have broken into a gallop and before I realize, we are at the last point of the tour. Washington Square Park is a refreshing patch of green amidst the urban milieu. The rap and jazz musicians playing at the park lend the place a languorous sense of happiness. Renee gathers the walking party beneath the stately Memorial Arch and delivers a final address on how the park has been a gathering area for the Beat generation, folk and Hippie movements of the 1950s and 1960s.I thank her and make my way to the centre of the park where the band is starting to get the crowd on its feet. I take off my shoes and sit down comfortably, the soft grass feeling like velvet beneath my tired feet. They have just started singing Mr Tambourine Man and have promised to sing Blowin’ in the Wind. A bunch of NYU students raise their bottles of Brooklyn Summer Ale and merrily shout out "Cheers to Mr Dylan”.
The High Line
An evening walk along the verdant High Line watching the pleasant sunset is one of the best things to do in the NYC. It is virtually like floating and flying high 25 feet above the ground surrounded by serene greenery and tended plantings. You can also capture wonderful photographs in and around the place and get some good quality nature shots if you are interested in.
This is my personal favorite for brunch because the sangria I order comes in a huge glass and the food is delicious. It’s also a prime people-watching spot because it’s right at the border of Soho yet far enough away to avoid the Broadway madness. The restaurant's a bit small but the menu is delightful!
EN Japanese Brasserie
Our favorite “traditional” Japanese restaurant in New York City is En Japanese Brasserie which is located in the West Village. En Japanese Brasserie is the American outpost of several sister restaurants in Japan. This close connection to the restaurant scene in Japan is apparent in the quality and flavor of the food. The West Village space is modern and airy, exactly how we envision a Manhattan restaurant to appear. Although En Japanese Brasserie feels trendy, it does not distract from the food and service which are impeccable. The meal is always visually pleasing and incredibly fresh and tasty. Homemade tofu is the star here. The tofu is prepared six times each day, ensuring exceptional quality. We particularly enjoy the pickled vegetable appetizer and “O-Banzai” or small Kyoto style dishes. If you enjoy sake or Japanese shochu, the selection here is extensive. There are literally pages of the beverage menu dedicated to these uniquely Japanese spirits. If you aren’t sure what to try, no worries! Your server can guide you to the perfect selection, including sake flights. En Japanese Brasserie is a wonderful restaurant for a delectable meal. It will satisfy everyone in your party!
The Palm Court
I so badly wanted this to be a perfect experience since afternoon tea here was a mother's day present for my mom. While the food and ambiance were lovely, the service; unfortunately, was severely lacking. I've heard this is a bit of a rarity though so hopefully our next experience will be much better.
For dinner we decide on a hip hidden joint called Battery Harris on Frost St. The brain child of David Shapiro and Etan Fraiman of Rockaway, NY - both bonafide jerk chicken addicts who wanted to design gourmet versions of classic Caribbean dishes. Honestly, I came here for the drinks and the space, which is divided into 5 different hangout spaces. 1) an indoor eating space next to a dance floor 2) an outdoor eating space under an awning 3)an additional outdoor space with a fire pit 4)a bar that separates the indoor and the outdoor area 5) an elevated area where you can challenge each other to a game of pool.
Hyatt Union Square New York
Last summer, my friend Rimzim Dadu and I stayed at Hyatt Union Square, New York. What can I say, it was the perfect choice!! Imagine this, you’re just a walking distance from shopping heavens like 5th Avenue, SoHo, Nolita etc and a quick ride away from Times Square, Central Park, Empire State and Rockerfeller Building! Yes, that’s Hyatt Union Sqaure for you. Another thing that I loved about the hotel was its boutique-hotel vibe. The staff was polite and dressed in we-are-not-so-stuck-up uniforms. It’s a smaller, more chilled-out Hyatt with a great roof-top. I liked that! The bed was super and the shower was absolutely brilliant (am I the only one who’s particular about water pressure? It has to be just right!). I wish our room faced the bustling road than the back of another building and a bathtub in the room wouldn’t have hurt, although to be honest you’d rather be on the streets soaking up the city than bath-salts in a fancy tub especially if you’re there just a couple of days.
THE WEAPON CASTLE THAT EXPLODED- Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, NY, USA This crumbling structure is no castle, but a historic weapon depot of war surplus dealer Francis Bannerman VI. After the Scot acquired more than 90 percent of the American-Spanish War surplus, he moved the ammunition from New York City to a secluded and safer place - Pollepel Island. The work on the Scottish structure started in 1901 but was stopped in 1918, with the sudden death of Bannerman. Everything ended in 1920 when 90 kilos of ammunition exploded and destroyed most of the structure. The castle has been completely abandoned since 1950. Now, historical tours, weddings and get-togethers are organized here.
Their 'frozen hot chocolate' is a must try. A huge variety of shakes, smoothies and snacks to choose from. Serendipity enjoys star status as it has featured in numerous movies and the likes of Marilyn Munro were regulars to the cafe. Serendipity 3 was also recognized as the Guinness World Record holder for serving the world’s most expensive hamburger, the $295 Le Burger Extravagant
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I was travelling for New Jersey into New York through their rail services. As soon as you reach the platform, thousands of commuters are waiting for their trains and many are getting out of the station just like me. If you are here for the first time, it is a little difficult to figure out the exits, since it has more that 4 exits opening on different streets. For people waiting for their trains, Penn station has alot of eating joints and pharmacy etc. Penn Station is built like one of those colonial train stations with almost everything painted Golden.
In a beautiful city filled with hundreds of delectable restaurants serving delicious gourmet food, it is virtually impossible to select an ultimate restaurant for a wonderful meal. But if you are a lover of authentic seafood then this classy restaurant is one of the best in the whole of New York. Its perfectly placed right in the Central Park and also has the renowned White Chef which makes it a must visit place in the NYC.
Shopping is must in NoLITA. But, don't expect your bargaining skills to do the trick. Surely there sales here, but otherwise the prices are a bit high. However, Resurrection is one of the cool vintage stores that are worth the price you pay. If you can't get your self to buy the treasures that lurk inside, there are also a few shops that specialize in socks and pajamas. But, for any fashion lover, a visit to Resurrection is a must.
Apple Craft Cottage
If you like anything and everything about snow, you may be inspired by the meaning of the word Himachal. ‘The land of snows,’ the meaning, is adequate to give you an idea of what to expect here. Himachal is located in the western Himalayas. Surrounded by majestic mountains, out of which some still challenge mankind to conquer them, the beauty of the land is beyond imagination. Manali, one of the most captivating hill stations.