New York City Vacations: The Big Apple
New York City is known for its iconic landmarks. There’s Central Park, the glittering lights of Times Square, and Broadway. Get cultured by the masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, step back into the Jurassic at the Natural History Museum, or admire the architecture of the Guggenheim. Stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and admire New York City’s skyscrapers, or enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city from Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building. With a Liberty Travel New York City vacation package, discover the city’s neighborhoods, main attractions, and get hard-to-find tickets.
New York City at a Glance
Currency: U.S. Dollar ($)
Tipping Customs: Tip anywhere between 20-25%, unless service charge is added
Popular Drink: Cosmopolitans, Craft Beer, and Cocktails
Must Eat: Pizza
Power Up: Type A or Type B plug, 120 V (the standard in the United States)
Weather: New York has all four seasons. In the summer, temperatures can be quite hot and humid. Fall and spring bring milder temperatures, with winter temperatures ranging from the teens to the high thirties. Pack a rain jacket for spring and fall and layers for winter.
Best Time to Visit: Year-round
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Stroll a Park
Venture beyond Central Park to the Highline, Prospect Park, Governors Island, and Bryant Park, near the New York Public Library.
Catch a Show on Broadway
The glittering lights of Times Square draw crowds, but this area is best-known for its Broadway shows; speak to your Liberty Travel consultant for harder-to-find seats like Hamilton.
City of Museums
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, the MOMA, and the Guggenheim, but venture off-the-beaten path for the Frick, the Morgan, the Cloisters, and other gems.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
While you can see the statue for free on the Staten Island Ferry, this icon is worth a proper visit—just plan well-ahead if you want to visit the crown.
Mingle with the Locals
Spend a Sunday morning in Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side, Harlem, or Park Slope and do Sunday like a New Yorker.
New York City: Experience The Big Apple the Liberty Travel Way
Whether you want to bask in luxury in a New York hotel or want to create family memories in the Big Apple, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a New York City vacation package crafted just for you.
When you book with us, you get:
- Real People. More than a travel agent, your New York City consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
- Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of New York City for a truly personalized booking experience.
- Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive New York City vacation packages, including our CITYbreaks.
- Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know New York City. Leave the planning to us.