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New York is a state in Northeastern United States, with the capitol being New York city. The state has a border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

New York city is also a good base to visit the Niagara Falls, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston.

The currency in the U.S. is the Dollar. Beer Prices. Currency Converter.

Flight times from UK Airports to New York are about 8 hours.

New York is served by three airports, LGA, JFK, and Newark.

LGA, LaGuardia Airport is situated in the area of Queens. The airport is about 11 miles northeast of New York centre. There are no flights between the UK and this airport. Google Map.

JFK. John F. Kennedy International Airport is also situated in the area of Queens, about 12 miles from New York centre (Lower Manhattan). It is the busiest international airport in the United States. Airlines that fly between the UK & JFK are American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Kuwait Airways & Virgin Atlantic Airways. There are regular Subway trains, trains, buses, helicopters and Taxis to New York centre. Taxi prices are about $45 to Manhattan, with a journey time of about 35 minutes. Taxi, bus & shuttle info & price guide. Google Map.

Newark Liberty International Airport is situated in Newark, New Jersey, about 15 miles southwest of Midtown Manhattan (New York City). Airlines that fly between Newark & the UK are: British Airways, United Airlines & Virgin Atlantic Airlines. Regular trains run from the Airport to New York's Pen Station in the centre of Manhattan, where there are always numerous taxis waiting. Taxi and Shuttle info & prices. Google Map.

CarHire at any New York Airport can be booked through CarTrawler who will scan the best available deals from CarHire companies based at New York Airports.


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Times Square is regarded as the centre of Manhattan, the main tourist district of New York City. Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after the Times Building, that is now now One Times Square. The square is famous for its animated digital advertisements.

Times Square is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop.

This is where you catch the Hop On Hop Off tour buses. The most famous restaurant in New York can be found here too,

The Statue of Liberty is New York's top attraction, with the ferry ride to Liberty Island included in many of the open top bus tours. Regular ferries leave from the southern tip of Manhattan, an area now designed for tourism with many shops, bars and diners.

The statue was given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution. Erected on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it was intended to welcome visitors and immigrants arriving by ship.

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Ellis Island is visited by the tour boats that visit the Statue of Liberty.

This was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States, the busiest immigration station in the US from 1892 to 1954. Before the station, the island was the site of Fort Gibson. Since 1990, the restored buildings on the island hold a museum of immigration, run by the National Park Service, along with Statue of Liberty National Monument on a neighbouring island.

The Empire State Building is one of the top tourist attractions in the centre of Manhattan. You can take a tour to the large observation lounge on the 86th floor, or to the smaller observation lounge on the 102nd floor.

This 102 story Art Deco skyscrapers name was taken from the nickname of the state of New York, The Empire State. This was the world's tallest building for over forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. After the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the highest building in New York City and New York State.

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Top of the Rock is an alternative to the Empire State Building, as the Empire building can get extremely busy, with lengthy waiting times.

The GE Building is another Art Deco skyscraper, named the Rockefeller Center, situated close to the Empire State Building. At 850 feet (259 m) high, this 70-story building is the 9th highest building in New York. This building is often referred to as 30 Rock, as its address is 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

There is a glass bottom lift that takes you to the observation lounges on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors. Here you will find some of the best views of Central Park, Empire State Building and much of Manhattan.

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The World Trade Center site is another major attraction, a complex in Lower Manhattan where seven buildings were destroyed in 2001 by the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The site has been rebuilt with six new skyscrapers, and a memorial to casualties of the disaster.

The Twin Towers were 1,727 ft high to the spire, compared to the Empire State Building being 1,454 ft to its spire.

Next to the site of the Twin Towers is St. Paul's Chapel, at 209 Broadway, its the oldest surviving church in the city. Amazingly, the church survived the collapse of the Towers without even a broken window.

Th highest new building, One World Trade Centre, is 1,792 ft high.

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Saint Patrick's Cathedral is a large cathedral in the center of Manhattan, although it is dwarfed by the many skyscrapers around it.

This is a Neo-Gothic-style Catholic cathedral church. It is the seat of the archbishop of New York, and a parish church, situated on Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan. It is situated across the road from the Rockefeller Center, where you get great views down over the cathedral.

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The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is a massive building situated to the northwest of Central Park. The cathedral is not visited that often due to its location away from most of the tourist attractions in downtown Manhattan..

This is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, claimed to be the largest Anglican church, and fourth largest Christian church in the world. The inside covers 121,000 sq ft, 601 ft and 232 ft high. The inside height of the nave is 124 feet.

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The cathedral has never been completely finished. Also, a massive fire destroyed the north transept on the 18th December 2001. Work to restore the Cathedral has been ongoing. It is unlikely the cathedral will ever be completely finished to its intended design, with the two towers 300 feet high.


The submarine USS Growler is the only diesel powered submarine to fire nuclear missiles that can be visited, anywhere in the world. There are also a range of top aircraft to view such as Concorde and Blackbird.

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is situated on the West side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. This area sees some of the largest cruise ships docking. It was also the area where the great Trans Atlantic Liners docked.

The Museum features two historic American naval vessels for visitors to explore. The Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Intrepid entered service in 1943, taking part in World War II, the space race, the Cold War, and Vietnam War.

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Central Park is about 1.2 square miles, right in the centre of Manhattan in New York City. The park is larger and not as flat as it looks from outside, as you will find when walking through.

It attracts about 25 million visitors each year. The park was opened in 1859, completed in 1873, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

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The American Museum of Natural History is situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, by Central Park. This is one of the largest museums in the world.

The museum holds over 32 million specimens. Only a low percentage can be displayed at any one time.

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The Niagara Falls are a popular day trip from New York by plane, situated about 412 miles northwest of New York.

The waterfalls are on the Niagara River, part of the border between Ontario province in Canadian, and New York state in the U.S. The falls are 17 miles northwest of Buffalo / USA, 75 miles southeast of Toronto / Canada.

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Philadelphia is a popular day trip from New York, 91 miles southwest.

Philadelphia is where Ben Franklinarly had many of his ideas, and where his actions led to the American Revolution, and American Independence.

Philadelphia is now one of the top US attractions for its connections to Independence.

Trains run from New York - Penn Station including the Acela Express.

Washington, D.C. is another popular day trip, or two day trip, from New York, 228 miles southwest. This was a new city built to become the capitol of America under George Washington in 1800.

The main tourist attractions are mostly situated within, or beside, the 2 mile long National Mall, an open-area national park in the centre of Washington, D.C. that attracts about 24 million visitors each year.

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Boston is a popular day trip from New York, 229 miles northeast.

Boston is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts, one of the oldest cities in the US.

The most popular tourist attraction in Boston is the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile trail that covers 16 of the city's top historic monuments and sites. The Freedom Trail is marked by a line of red bricks in the sidewalk, and by footprints on street crossings.

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