New York City is an enchanting urban playground with legendary art museums, historic landmarks, beautiful parks, sensational shopping and dining, sublime theaters, concert venues and exciting entertainment
Central Park is an oasis of beauty, romance and history, where New Yorkers play and find tranquility beneath the electric skyline. Discover beautiful green spaces, athletic fields, cycle paths and running trails. Rent a gondola at the boathouse, paddle around the lake, ride the historic carousel with its ornate chariots, go ice skating at Wollman Rink and explore legendary Central Park attractions.
Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Tisch Children's Zoo and Wildlife Theater, the Enchanted Forest, the Obelisk and the bronze Alice's Adventures in Wonderland statue are all waiting to be discovered. Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater or see a concert on the Great Lawn. Enjoy dining at the Boathouse Restaurant and watch the sun set over the Central Park.
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Rockefeller Center - An Architectural Icon -
A national and historic landmark, Rockefeller Center is the kind of tourist attraction that simply must not be missed. Boasting beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, Rockefeller Center incorporates the General Electric building, promenades, plazas, gardens, shopping and restaurants. Then in winter it's the home of the world-famous ice-skating rink and plays host to a truly magical Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Visitors can also take in a guided Rockefeller Tour around the NBC Studio and a host of other buildings and gardens at this lively NYC hub.
Those with a head for heights will love the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, which delivers unparalleled views of New York City from the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Center, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Finally, don't miss Radio City Music Hall. This New York City landmark is a prime venue for blockbuster entertainment and exciting productions, such as ‘The Radio City Christmas Spectacular' and ‘A Christmas Carol', along with whole calendar full of concerts, holiday shows and special events. For decades, legendary entertainers and stars have the graced the Great Stage, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Sting, Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder - and the hall has hosted the Grammys and Tony Awards too!
Fifth Avenue - Midtown Shopping -
If you're visiting New York with the intention of indulging in a little retail therapy then Fifth Avenue will not disappoint.
Fashionistas will flock to fabulous boutiques such as the Manolo Blahnik flagship store, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman. Those after something sparkly may choose to take a leaf out of Audrey Hepburn's book and pay the utterly resplendent Tiffany's a visit. If nothing takes your fancy there, try Henri Bendel, Cartier or one of Fifth Avenue's other jewellery and accessory stores, which could offer the perfect memento of your trip to The Big Apple.
If you're visiting NYC for a family Christmas shopping trip, make FAO Schwarz top of your list - for toys, games and goodies that will have your little ones beside themselves with delight. And then of course there's Apple's flagship store, where you can try out the latest must-have gadgets in style.
And after all that spending you'll need to put your feet up. The Warwick New York is just moments from many of the shops listed above, so peruse your purchases with a well-earned drink at Randolph's Bar & Lounge, which has been named ‘Best Hotel Bar' by Citysearch.com.
Time Square - Broadway -
World-famous Times Square is a symbol for the urban jungle that is Manhattan, with numerous shops, mega-stores, restaurants, attractions, theatres and dazzling neon signs. The crossroads of culture and energy in Midtown Manhattan, Times Square is the only zone in the city where tenants are required to display bright signs. Experience the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square. Visit www.timessquare.com
Broadway Theatres -
Broadway is New York's famous theatre district - home to 40 historic theatres where live shows light up the stages every night. From plays and dramas to musicals and comedies, Broadway shows are the essence of live entertainment and performance art in New York City. For shows, theatres and tickets, visit www.broadway.com.