New York. So good they named it twice… You’ve seen the movies, you’ve heard the songs. Now experience a New York Holiday for yourself with Millington Travel.On a New York Holiday, you’ll experience a city of contrasts. Buzzing bright lights alongside leafy side streets and peaceful parks. A city of mesmerizing skyscrapers and modern architecture, looking forward and upward but holding on to its long and colorful past. A city of museums, monuments, art & culture, food, shopping, theatres. New York is frenetic, yet it also offers spaces to pause and savor every moment. As a visitor, you can’t help become part of it, embraced by its people, swept along by its spirit.
Millington Travel has been booking New York Holidays for our clients for 40 years. We love this city and have a wealth of knowledge from our own personal visits. We’ve been there and bought the t-shirt. Whatever you’d like to do – from Broadway shows, sightseeing bus tours, from shopping excursions to movie-set tours, from museum passes, to cruises and sightseeing helicopter flights. We know where to go, we know where to stay, so let Millington Travel help plan your perfect New York City Break.
Our Top Ten things to see & do on a New York City Break
- Grand Central Terminal. The world’s most famous railway station and an architectural gem.
- Top of the Rock. The Rockefeller Center offers the best views of the Manhattan Skyline and Central Park
- The 9/11 Memorial. The day New York changed forever is remembered at this moving tribute.
- The Empire State Building. The grandest of skyscrapers. A classic must see.
- Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Take a boat trip into New York’s past.
- Central Park – a winter wonderland and a restful haven in summer.
- Times Square. Visit after dark, immerse yourself in the atmosphere and be dazzled by the lights.
- A Broadway Show – a blockbuster musical or an off-the-wall comedy? The choice is yours.
- The Highline Park. An abandoned railway, now a 1 ½ mile long elevated park with great views.
- Greenwich Village, Chelsea & Soho. A haven for artists & poets, trendy shops & galleries, restaurants & bars.
When to go?
The best time for a New York City Break is anytime. September & October offers bright sun and comfortable temperatures. In November & December, you can ice-skate in the parks, watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, see the Christmas lights and celebrate New Year, New York style. January and February are cold, but that means better hotel rates. Spring is glorious and New Yorkers take to the streets & parks, shopping at outdoor markets, and dining outside. Summer is hot, but so are lots of places, and at least this is New York.
Food & Drink
The list of places to eat & drink is endless. From the upscale River Café in Brooklyn with its fine Manhattan skyline views, or The View revolving restaurant at Times Square, to the street hot-dogs and the best Pizzas outside Italy. There is American, Cajun, French, Russian, Thai, Chinese, and everything in between. West 46th Street, dubbed ‘Restaurant Row’ is a particular favorite for its variety of dining options and its Broadway location. There are rooftop bars aplenty, such as Brass Monkey or the Standard Hotel at the Highline as well as an abundance of friendly Irish pubs and trendy cocktail bars. The Meatpacking district has become the new hip place to be seen, but Greenwich Village around Bleeker Street is still a trustworthy favorite..