Tips for Taking a Holiday in New York City

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If you are considering taking a holiday this year, you should consider taking a jaunt across the pond and visiting the United States. You will find many holiday packages to save on your airfare, accommodations and even tickets to theme parks or other entertainment venues. A trip to New York is a dream for many people and you can find many packages to tour the ‘Big Apple’.

Tips for Traveling to New York

Approximately four million visitors from the United Kingdom travel to the US every year, with many of them visiting New York City. This large city is very diverse and offers many opportunities to visit places unlike any others in the world. If you wish to visit New York, you should consider booking a package, since there is so much to see and do there that it could be overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors.

Tips for Traveling to New York

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If you have a UK passport, you may be able to participate in the US Visa Waiver Programme, VWP, and travel in the US for up to 90 days without a visa. However, if you do not qualify for the programme, you will need to obtain a visa in order to take a holiday in the US. In addition, you may need to obtain authorisation from the ESTA, or Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, to take your trip.

Starting this year, if you hold dual citizenship in the Sudan, Iran, Iraq or Syria, you will not qualify under the VWP and the ESTA can be revoked. If you hold citizenship with one of those countries, contact the US embassy or Consulate to determine if you can fly to New York.

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Wear Comfortable Shoes

When you visit Manhattan, you will notice that most people get around by either taking a taxi, riding the subway or walking. While you may wish to pack some nice clothes for a night out or to take in a Broadway show, you should also be sure to bring comfortable shoes to wear when you’re out sightseeing. Many of the places you visit will be within walking distance of the hotel in which you’re staying, so don’t bother renting a car when you get to the airport.

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Take a Bus Tour

To avoid walking all over NYC, you should consider a hop-on/hop-off bus tour that you can purchase from a travel agency as one of the New Year holiday offers to the US. This allows you to travel all over the city and get off the bus wherever you wish to see sites, visit a museum or eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants for which New York is famous. Then, you can board the bus again to continue your tour of the city or to return to your hotel before going out for the evening.

Take a Bus Tour

With everything there is to see and do in New York, one trip may not be enough. Fortunately, you can always catch a good holiday deal to visit again when you have the time.

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