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New York Holidays

New York Holidays

Whether referring to the lights of the Big Apple or a tranquil stay on the southern shores of Long Island, there is much to see in regards to any New York holiday. Known as the capital of the world in many venues, the history and culture of this state are perhaps only surpassed by its countless attractions and places to visit.  To adequately plan your holiday ahead of time, it is a good idea to examine some relevant travel advice as well as to list a handful of locations which are sure to imprint memories to last a lifetime. 

Major Airports

The two airports which serve the New York metropolitan area are John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia International Airport.  Depending upon where in the city (or the surroundings) you are staying, each could be a viable choice.  Keep in mind that JFK Airport (as it is known here) is much larger than the northern alternative of LaGuardia.  A handful of carriers include (but are not limited to):

  • British Airways
  • TAP Portugal
  • Air France
  • Delta Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • KLM
  • JetNlue
  • Ryanair

The Main Sights in New York City

The city that never sleeps does indeed have a life of its own.  While it can be expensive to visit, never forget that there are a number of package holidays available throughout the year.  Some of the must-see spots during your stay include the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statute of Liberty, the Garment District, Chinatown, Upper Manhattan and the World Trade Center Memorial.  These are but a handful of locations.

Venturing Outside of the City Itself

It is worth mentioning that many visitors here will take advantage of the surrounding locations during their stay.  Taking the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), you can visit such spots as Fire Island, the North Shore of Long Island and the Montauk Lighthouse.  There are also many famous historical preservations to be found here.  Theodore Roosevelt had an estate here while countless celebrities currently reside in the Hamptons.  Arriving here in the early spring or late fall will likewise expose you to local fairs, parades and a host of other attractions.

A trip using Metro North (another railway system) provides you with spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains and further north, the majestic Adirondack range awaits.  These are great alternatives during the warmer days often present between June and early September.

When to Visit

The main thing to keep in mind in regards to New York City and the state itself is the weather.  Winters here can be quite cold and during the late autumn, it is not uncommon for sudden storms to sweep up the east coast.  So, arriving here during the late spring or early autumn may very well be the best option.  The cost of flights and accommodations is likely to be slightly lower as well.