24 hours in New York City

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It’s called ‘the city that never sleeps’, and for good reason. New York City defines energy, and any visitor to the city absorbs this immediately. The USA’s largest city since 1790, New York has become an international cultural, political, and financial epicentre. More than a third of its residents were born outside the country, and more than 170 languages are spoken. From food to the arts, diversity is New York’s brand.



While the Statue of Liberty is the beacon that calls, Ellis Island’s Immigration Museum is the must-see, including the 700,000-name Wall of Honor.


Return to Manhattan, and you’ll reach the West Side enclave known as TriBeCa. A wanderer’s paradise, pick a café, gaze at 19th-century art and architecture, and stroll and shop to your heart’s content.


Dean & DeLucacreates custom lunch baskets. Take a horse-and-carriage ride through glorious Central Park, then grab a seat on the lawn or under a tree and people-watch over lunch.


Climb aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a 275m aircraft carrier with hundreds of exhibits including a make-you-scream flight simulator and Special Forces-designed rock wall.


The Whitney Museum of American Art has a new home directly south of the Intrepid. Marking this is America is Hard to See, a summer exhibition drawn entirely from the Whitney’s collection.


For dinner, try Bar Americain – despite Iron Chef Bobby Flay’s cult TV fame, he’s still a master; or Carmine’s, the ultimate Italian family-style dining – large portions, and stuffed mushrooms you MUST try.


Broadway’s Theatre District includes more than 40 venues. The big names such as Les Misérables and Wicked are there, as are lesser-known hits such as Kinky Boots and the new An American in Paris.


Don’t waste daytime at the Empire State Building. A late-night excursion to the 102nd-floor observation deck is tremendously romantic and offers a breathtaking view of the city – and beyond.


Make your way back over to TriBeCa and SoHo for a lively array of venues. Hit the Bowery Presents, a collection of music-clubs that should have something for any music lover to check out.


New York, USA
Distance: 10,792 km
Flight Time: 14 hours, 10 minutes
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