New York, sprawling city, unique in the world
Movies, music, TV series, books, blogs... If there's one city that knows how to get people talking about it, it's definitely New York.
The reason being that "the big apple" is a cosmopolitan city where life moves fast and where an amazing array of architectural, artistic, culinary, and cultural riches is always on offer.
To visit New York is to dive into a dizzying, brilliant whirlwind that is always buzzing, full of excess, and, very often, magical. The city really has no equal and it rarely leaves one feeling indifferent, it's so full of wonderful surprises!
Useful information about New York
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Take the High Line
The High Line is an urban park built along one of Manhattan's former aerial railways. Split into three sections, it takes you through various districts including the Meatpackingdistrict and Chelsea. More than ten million visitors, both locals and tourists, have trekked the 1.45-mile walkway to discover New York from a new (and stunning) perspective. Art exhibitions, shows, guided tours and sports lessons: the High Line is full of energy and a great place to chill out and explore all year long.
Visit the MET, one of the world’s largest museums
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the MET to those in the know, is one of the largest art galleries in the world, both in terms of its size and the wealth of its collections. American, Egyptian, African and European art – there’s something for everyone. After your tour, head over to Central Park, just next door. There you'll find a hodge-podge of friendly squirrels, New York joggers and horse-drawn carriages. From October to April you can also go ice-skating at the Wollman Rink.
Get lost in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is one of New York's most iconic districts and an absolutely must-see during all trips to New York. Make sure to cross the famous Brooklyn Bridge, visit the Brooklyn Museum (the city's 2nd biggest museum) and take a stroll through the trendy Williamsburg district. Sunny weather? Then take a trip to Coney Island, famous for its carnival that bursts with old-fashioned charm. In between rides, be sure to grab a hot dog from Nathan's Famous opposite the beach.
Go out in Time Square
Situated in the heart of Manhattan and known as the Cross of the World, Time Square is the perfect place to soak up New York’s authentic vibe. Things to do during trips to New York: get lost in the XXL stores like M&M's World; strike a pose with crazy characters like the Naked Cow-Boy; admire the huge ad screens once night falls; climb the steps of the TKTS for a unique view of the city; see a musical comedy in one of the nearby theatres; and sip a mimosa at a rooftop bar.