New York, USA
The city that never sleeps
The City that Never Sleeps is the very capital of the modern world – an ethnic and cultural melting pot and legendary cinematic backdrop that almost defies description, it offers an unrivalled fusion of people, cuisine, culture and experiences, 24 hours a day.
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Rainfall: 1180mm a year
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It’s easier to get to New York from Manchester than ever before and with even more choice. Three of our American carriers now have services to New York.
Continental Airlines flies to Newark daily, while American Airlines and Delta Airlines also have daily services to JFK this Summer.
Travel to the top of The Rockefella Center for great views of the city.
The iconic Statue of Liberty - daily ferries depart frequently from Battery Park or the New Jersey shore to Liberty Island.
NB: The Statue of Liberty is to close for a year from 28 October 2011, in order to undergo a $27.5 million renovation. However, Liberty Island will remain open to visitors and the statue will be mostly unobstructed from view - the visiting experience is expected to remain much the same.
"A couple of must-sees on your first trip, or even your fifth, is the iconic Empire State Building during the day or night. This is where you’ll get to see the city away from the hustle and bustle of the avenues, streets and blocks.
The 'Top of the Rock’ tour at the Rockefeller Centre is also a unique view down on the city as well as the Empire Building itself. Visitors shouldn’t forget Lady Liberty herself, where you can take daily ferries, which depart frequently from Battery Park or the New Jersey shore to Liberty Island. If you’re in the mood, you can go onto the famous gateway at Ellis Island where millions of immigrants to the US first landed, and you can search passport records to see if your ancestors made it to the gates.
I would also recommend a trip out of Manhattan and cross over the renowned Brooklyn Bridge for a ‘Slice of Brooklyn’ pizza tour which naturally covers pizza – the way pizza should be and highlights Brooklyn's famous neighbourhoods, parks, including Coney Island, not to mention a few famous movie locations."
And last but not least, how could we forget Broadway! This is the place to catch a show, where American Airlines have their very own theatre so you shouldn’t forget to ask your flight attendant what’s on and good to see.
Jenny - Manchester Airport Press Office
Must eat at:
Brassiere 1605 at the Crowne Plaza, not only does this overlook Times Square but if you can take your eyes off all the lights, they also do very good food and pre-show menus.
Must be there for:
St Patrick’s Day on 17 March brings New York’s burgeoning Irish (and wannabe Irish) population out on to the streets for a festival of green, white and gold, a huge parade... and just a touch of the blarney.
If you haven’t got $20 left to pay for entry into MOMA – you can spend the day gallery-hopping in Chelsea... and it’s free!
British citizens can normally enter the US for business, pleasure or transit using the US Government’s Visa Waiver Program. A range of very specific conditions apply to this programme, and you can find out more here
If you intend to travel to the US using the Visa Waiver Program you'll need to get an electronic travel authorisation before you go. See the US Embassy for more details
Duty free shopping:
As the USA is not in Europe, you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to New York through our terminals. More information.
Fly to New York and beyond with Continental Airlines
Fly nonstop daily with Continental Airlines from Manchester to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport and either transfer to Manhattan in under 30 minutes or make a swift connection to your choice of over 200 destinations across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.