New York: The city that never sleeps
Many who have had the privilege to visit New York would agree that it is most certainly a wonderful city. New York stands out in prominence and is regarded highly for its culture, arts, fashion and iconic architectural structures.
When to travel
The summers are very hot in New York, while wintertime is cold. If the weather is not a determining factor for you, you can enjoy this city anytime of the year. New Yorkers throw elaborate parties for New Year's Eve and the countdown at Times Square is an exciting event. The Mercedes Benz Fashion week is held in February and again in September. You'll also see stunning processions in Chinatown, for Chinese New Year celebrations, while St. Patrick's Day parades occur in March.
Travelling into downtown
Take the AirTrain to "Howard Beach" metro station from JFK airport, then change to travel to mid or downtown Manhattan. The journey takes around 40 to 75 minutes. The OR bus travels to the metro station and Long Island Rail Road. Express buses travel directly to Manhattan, Long Island and Hudson Valley. Cabs to Manhattan cost around $52. If travelling from Newark Liberty Airport, catch the Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Corridor Line, to New York City, for approximately 30 minutes. The M60 bus travels from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan.
Accommodation and local transport options
Hotel costs start at around $40 a night per person, and you can find hostel accommodation for around $34 upwards a night, per person.
New York is well known for its yellow cabs and locals make use of these regularly. Public transport is reliable, convenient, cheaper and generally the faster option.