New York City Break

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Many of you are probably planning those dream mini breaks for when today’s unusual situation finally improves. The prices are at a record low so you can realise these dreams later this year. New York is an ever-changing, never-sleeping, fascinating metropolis packed full of culture. There are unlimited things to do and see, here are some examples. 

Broadway

Broadway theatres are world famous and a trip to New York won’t be complete without taking in a show and appreciating the fantastic culture and historical musicals. There are many big hits on this year such as The Lion King, Hamilton and, Wicked, plus many more shows from international to independent productions. Fans of the theatre and dance mustn’t miss out on broadway shows nyc

The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art

One of the world’s largest museums which boasts over 2 million exhibits of various arts and antiquities. There’s even an ancient Egyptian temple from the banks of the river Nile. The museum is built over three locations and celebrates 5,000 years of Art. There are plenty of online activities and tours as well. The virtual tours can take you to any part of the museum. There are also interactive options such as learning to paint your very own stained-glass window.

Ellis Island

This is an important landmark in American history as over 12 million immigrants have passed through these gates. There is an Immigration Museum that holds hundreds of historical documents, personal effects, and memoirs. There are interesting and inspiring educational resources online plus a wide range of digital content. There is the option of a fully immersive experience of the museum from home. 

See the Sights

From the art deco architecture to the gothic revival, the modern skyscrapers of New York city’s skyline are always breathtaking. The variety of architecture that New York offers is amazing. Go and see the iconic Empire State building and take that famous selfie. For a multi-cultural twist visit Chinatown and one of their Buddhist temples. You can also enjoy some fantastic cuisine. Check out the upper west side for some great little Jewish delicatessens serving traditional food. 

Two other iconic sights are the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. You will feel like you are on a movie set but its the real thing. Have a quiet walk across the bridge and take in the views of the city. Stop for a walk or a picnic in the park and look for a quiet stop to step away from the crowds. If it’s sports you’re after, you might be lucky enough to get invited to participate in a Brooklyn Kickball League game if there are going on. For something a little more low-key try going kayaking for free, or star-gazing on the High Line. 

There’s plenty to enjoy in New York, both outside and in. There are many cultural options even with the current restrictions and you’ll never be lost for things to do. Don’t miss out on the trip of a lifetime. 

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