There is no such thing as too much time in New York and whether you’re heading here for four days or fourteen, you’ll never find yourself lost for things to do. Take a bite out of the Big Apple and you’ll find yourself with a jam-packed schedule of shopping, sightseeing and generally sampling a slice of the American dream. Skyscrapers skew your vision, soaring so high that the sky is only visible if you look straight above you, and the world’s biggest acting talents put on a show on Broadway, which is located just off the awesome neon crossroads of Times Square; a place that must be seen at least once to be believed.
Soak up the atmosphere in sprawling Central Park, or grab a $1 slice of pizza and a cold can of Coca-Cola and head downtown to Washington Square Park. Whilst famous for the Washington Square Arch, it is the mix of cultures and characters that head here every single day who are the real stars of the show. Venture further and you’ll find yourself in the heart of Greenwich Village, the hipster hotspot of Manhattan. Like the similarly exclusive Soho, where you’ll find the city’s best boutiques, this Lower Manhattan neighbourhood was once a bohemian enclave home to artists and literary greats but is now home to many of Manhattan’s most famous faces.
Over on the West Side you’ll find the High Line, a disused rail track that has been converted into one of the city’s most unique parks. After a scenic stroll, there’s no better place to refuel than nearby Chelsea Market, where artisanal food vendors fill an old factory building with everything from sushi rolls to speckled strawberry donuts.
Brooklyn was once a no-go for tourists but now it is every bit as enticing as Manhattan itself. Cross the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and see the New York skyline in all its glory, before exploring the various craft breweries, vintage treasure troves and exciting eateries that the borough has on offer.