Going wild in the Big Apple


New York, New York!

As far as cities go, the Big Apple is one that most people dream of visiting. I dream of a Carrie Bradshaw-style shopping spree and cocktails with the girls, all with the skyscraper background. Others dream of visiting the various landmarks and doing the tourist route. Whatever your dream, or reason for visiting New York, there’s one thing it will always be – big, brash, loud, colourful and downright wonderful.

Flights over the Atlantic are plentiful year-around, and you’ll find fantastic value these days, with the price much lower than it ever has been. Thankfully, that means this is now a destination accessible to all. The downside however is the flight, yet jetlag and tiredness can be reduced by a little clever planning, and that, my friends, involves booking airport extras to enhance your travel plans.

Airport parking is a godsend to reduce getting to the airport stress that often plagues a holiday. Another fantastic add-on is the airport hotel. I recently stayed at one of the hotels near Luton Airport, and I’m now hooked on the convenience, not to mention the price! There are facilities available country-wide, and you’re sure to find something no matter where you’re flying from, including north of the border. There are a wide range of Edinburgh Airport Hotels to choose from, with something to suit every budget.

A break fit for Carrie Bradshaw deserves a rested start, and if you don’t fancy staying in the heart of the airport, you’ll find off-site hotels too, check out this range of Gatwick hotels with AirportHotels.com. A meal and cocktails prior to travelling is the aim, with a fresh face at the airport the result!

Once you arrive in the biggest city you’ll probably ever see, you’ll be spoilt for choice for activities, but there are some places you must visit, such as the Empire State Building, Lady Liberty aka Statue of Liberty, the sombre Ground Zero, Times Square … the list goes on and on.

If you’re into shopping, like me, then those saved pennies from airport extras will come in very handy, with a visit to Macy’s or Bloomingdales definitely on the agenda. Clothes are generally a little cheaper in the USA than they are here, so see what you can find, and come home a fashionista Carrie would be proud of.

Another suggestion is to head to Broadway and see a world-class show. You’ll never have the chance again, so grab it with both hands!

When night-falls New York comes alive, in fact New York never sleeps! Bright and loud, you’ll find something whatever your choice of entertainment, from a sports game, a show, a club, a top-class meal, a comedy show – anything you desire, you’ll find.

There’s a reason they call this the city that never sleeps, and the range of activities on offer means nobody will ever bored. For sheer entertainment value, you’ll be wide-eyed with wonder, and I doubt that one trip will ever be enough.

The Big Apple – take a bite out of it and savour every second!

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