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New York Holidays from South Africa

The 'Big Apple', home to the instantly recognisable Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park and Times Square, is a melting pot of the nation and one of the world's most stimulating and eclectic cities. It is a city overflowing with exciting activities such as Broadway shows and concerts, world-renowned art galleries, museums, restaraunts and iconic stores such as Macy's, Saks Fith Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Barney's New York. Explore this thriving metropolis by riding the subway with the locals or crossing the Hudson by water taxi while enjoying the Manhattan skyline. Enjoy a slice of a real New York Pizza, hop into a diner for a milkshake or alternatively simply sip your coffee al fresco on the lawns of Bryant Park.

How to travel to New York City

Flights operate on a daily basis to New York directly from Johannesburg on services of SAA. Other routes include flying with most major airlines such as Emirates, Etihad, Qatar as well as European-based airlines. The city has multiple airports, however the major airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport,  LaGuardia Airport as well as Newark Airport in New Jersey.

Make the most of your holiday in New York City

On the hop-on/hop-off double-decker bus tour get great views of Manhattan's top landmarks and attractions while learning interesting facts and stories about the city.

Step aboard the Spirit of New York Cruise for an entertaining three-hour experience. Enjoy the grand buffet, listen to live performances or dance to the on-board DJ.

Enjoy New York's most popular premium outlet on a full-day shopping tour of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. It features 220 stores offering the largest collection of upscale designer and name-brand outlets in the world as well as a selection of eateries and restaurants.

Enjoy unparalleled views on the Helicoprer Tour from the heliport at the lower end of Downtown Manhattan.

On the half-day Neighbourhood Eats Tour, discover delicious mom-and-pop shops, hidden gems and vibrant small, locally owned, artisanal food shops unique to Manhattan.

Insider Tips

Explore the city's green spaces. Start with a leisurely stroll in Central Park and watch performers entertaining crowds, treat yourself to delicious snacks from the hawker stalls and see if you can identify all the iconic parts of the park from your favourite movies.

Take the kids on a journey of discovery. Start at the American Museum of Natural History and work your way through the sony Wonder Technology Lab, Central Park Wildlife Centre, Bronx Zoo, Children's Museum, the New York Botanical Garden and New York Transit Museum.

Head to Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman's, Madison Avenue's fashionable boutiques and Firth Avenue's prestigious shops and indulge yourself in beautiful high end-fashion.