New York, New York
If London got drunk
EXPLORE TIMES SQUARE
ICE SKATE IN CENTRAL PARK
VISIT THE TRUMP TOWER
CATCH A SHOW ON BROADWAY
DEVOUR A TRIPLE CHEESE BURGER IN MACCIES
REENACT ELF IN THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
REMEMBER AT THE 9/11 MEMORIAL
CLIMB THE ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
WALK BROOKLYN BRIDGE
SNAP A PICTURE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
SEE THE VIEWS FROM THE TOP OF THE ROCK
WALK THE HIGH LINE
SHOP AT CENTURY21
SEE MICKEY AT THE DISNEY SHOP
WATCH NBC NEWS FROM THE WINDOW
FEED THE PIGEONS FROM HOME ALONE
EAT IN THE WIZARDS OF WAVERLEY PLACE DINER
SEARCH FOR GHOSTS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE
DRINK BUBBLE TEA IN CHINA TOWN
VIEW BROOKLYN BRIDGE FROM THE PIER 36 SWINGS
Instead of booking an overpriced boat tour, sail passed the Statue of Liberty on the free ferry to Staten Island
Visit Times Square around 6am to get the perfect photo without the crowds
Pre-book viewing points, tours and shows for cheaper prices
Set half a day of your trip aside so you can wonder Central Park
Bring money specifically for the outlets as it is very easy to overspend on food
If you're visiting on a budget make sure breakfast is included in your hotel booking
Check ESTA/VISA regulations before you book and ensure you apply for it at least a month before you travel
Tipping culture is very different to Europe so be prepared for the open expectation that you will tip everyone
Good to know
Times Square is incredible, but it is also full of street sellers who struggle to take no for an answer.
EVERYTHING is more expensive than you think (apart from the subway).
Hotel/City tax is a lot more expensive than European cities, check if it is included in your booking. If not contact the hotel and ask the price as we stayed for 4 nights and the tax was $140+.
Visit the One World Observatory in the evening and the Empire State Building in the morning as the Empire State has red heat lamps at night, therefore impacting your photos.
English banter is very very different to American humour
Customs is very strict compared to Europe so ensure you know the name of your hotel and your flight and check-in details as you may be asked.
The subway is a lot cheaper than yellow taxis but also more confusing