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10 Quick Reasons Why New York Needs to be on Everyone’s Bucket List

February 2017

Famous for being one of the world's most iconic cities, we tell you our 10 quick reasons why a trip to New York must be one everyone's bucket list!

  1. 1. Shopping

    Obviously, shopping has to be our first reason. New York is known globally for its shopping. Home to the luxury jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co, New York boasts a string of designer shops including Valentino, Prada, Céline, Armani, and Alexander McQueen. It would be rude not to shop ‘till you drop in New York, right ladies?

  2. 2. Street Food

    As well as highly rated Michelin-starred restaurants, New York is well known for its vast array of street food vendors. You can expect to find the streets lined with stereo typical bagel and hot dog vendors, along with some more not-so-stereotypical stands including, Mexican, Indian, and Korean.

  3. 3. Times Square

    The hub of the city, Times Square is an iconic landmark across the world. Lined with a compilation of brightly lit billboards, the world famous intersection is home to classic shops, theatres, and restaurants.

  4. 4. Broadway

    If you’re a theatre fanatic, then Broadway is the place for you! From Cats, to Wicked, to Chicago, to Aladdin, Broadway has been home to a whole selection of stage plays and musicals.

  5. 5. The People

    The vast range of backgrounds, religions, culture, and beliefs, makes New York the diverse, energetic, and lively city that it is.

  6. 6. Statue of Liberty

    The iconic copper statue is a definite must see when visiting New York. Gifted to the US by France back in 1886, the statue represents America’s Independence Day.

  7. 7. Central Park

    A visit to one of the world’s most famous parks is a definite must do when in New York! Featuring in well-known films including, Home Alone 2, Spiderman 3, The Smurfs, Elf, and Night in the Museum, the park offers activities for all ages, and is certainly a nice break from the city’s hustle and bustle.

  8. 8. History

    A city brimming with history, art, and culture, New York has a broad selection of fascinating museums to keep you amused for hours, including the American Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Modern Art.

  9. 9. Christmas

    Christmas in New York is an unforgettable experience. From ice skating in a snow covered Central Park, to browsing through the festive windows of Macy’s and Bloomingdale's. You cannot be disappointed with New York at Christmas!

  10. 10. There’s Something for Everyone

    New York has something to offer everyone. Whether you are a shopaholic, a great foodie, or even a history fanatic, it is impossible to find yourself bored in The Big Apple!

Empire States Building

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