New York Holidays

Take a bite of the Big Apple

New York, New York! It’s the city of American dreams, home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty and so much more. A holiday to the Big Apple sees you through some of the greatest attractions, restaurants and architecture in the world. 

Trips to New York

Escape on a fun-filled adventure with a holiday to New York. Kenwood Travel has over 35 years of expertise in planning luxury holidays and can organise the perfect holiday in the USA to suit all your needs.

If it is a family break you are after, then look no further than the Big Apple. Your kids can go wild at Bronx Zoo, which is home to over 600 animal species and boasts live animal performances in authentic habitats. Watch their favourite Disney movie come to life as you take them to see the Lion King on Broadway, or enjoy a Famous Joe’s pizza slice in Manhattan.              

Luxury Holidays in New York

Let New York holidays offer you a great line-up of luxury hotels, great restaurants and bustling bars. Imagine sitting on a bench beneath the Queensboro Bridge after a night of dinner and drinks, while dawn begins to show its rosy light through the beautifully rugged and symmetrical interlacing steelwork of the bridge before you.

Exploring this iconic city, you'd be forgiven for imagining yourself in a Hollywood movie, as you meander down countless streets and avenues reminiscent of the famous scenes you recognise from the big screen. Don't be surprised if it feels like you’ve been here before!

Great reasons to holiday in New York

  • Shopping heaven - Tiffany’s, Barney’s and Bloomingdale’s department stores
  • Tour Central Park in a horse drawn carriage
  • Ascend the Empire State Building or go 'Top of the Rock' at Rockerfeller Centre
  • Broadway - musical theatre at its absolute best
  • See the iconic skyline from a unique perspective on a Helicopter Tour
  • Witness the neon playground of Times Square
  • Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and America's fascinating political history
  • The world's biggest and brightest Thanksgiving Parade (27th November) with Macy's department store

Things to do on holiday in New York

Check out the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and experience how American artists translate their unique experiences through the medium of modern art. Indeed, if you’re keen on more art and culture, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Drop by the Guggenheim Museum, designed by the famous Frank Lloyd Wright, and immerse yourself in modern art and post-impressionist pieces from all over the world. 

Take a walk in the park! Central Park is one of the most unique open green spaces ever to be conceived. Bordered by colossal buildings on each side, this park preserves a bygone sense of Manhattan once inhabited by the Native tribes (the Lenape Indians) of Northern America. Now though, the park is a lush and verdant space with opulent fountains and picturesque lakes offering a wonderful juxtaposition of nature and architecture. Better still, see it all from the vantage point of a romantic horse and carriage ride.

Discover the world's most famous shopping destinations. Saks 5th Avenue and Barney's on Madison Avenue are synonymous with high-end fashion and jewellery. Vintage boutiques and designer flagships abound too, or head over to Brooklyn and rummage through one of lively flea-markets to find that illusive one-off piece you’ve been looking for. New York City is bursting with world-class shopping and there are great retail opportunities just out of town too. Woodbury Shopping Outlet is an amazing mall experience and well worth the hour-or-so drive.

Wander into Broadway, a Manhattan avenue that runs the length of the island and is the world’s top theatre destination. See a musical, the latest contemporary adaptation of a classic, or witness the latest Hamlet or King Lear to tread the boards.

Wherever you are in America, if you want to experience real American life, you can’t beat a ball-game. New York is home to the Yankees in the Bronx, and the Mets who are a short subway ride to Flushing. Spend the day at a ballpark and discover America’s main pastime like a true New Yorker. Playing for 162 games from April to September (and October if a New York team makes the World Series), you’ll be participating in an activity that acts as the heartbeat of this city. With games being played every single day over the season, you’ll hear about it from taxi cab radios, on the sidewalk and in coffee shops as rival fans debate the finer points of the game. 

New York Facts

  • State - New York
  • Area - 468.9 sq. miles
  • Population - 8,405,800

Twin Centre & Multi Centre

You'll find domestic air travel in the US is very efficient and New York makes a great stop or starting point on a US Multi Centre trip. You're ideally situated to take in other North East cities such as Chicago and Boston while further down the East Coast you have the nation's capital Washington DC. Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles are other great options to include in your getaway, and truly allow you to experience what this fabulous nation has to offer.

Weather in New York

Officially, New York has a humid subtropical climate. Like Britain, New York enjoys four distinct seasons, at around roughly the same time of year as we do. A slight difference would be these seasons are somewhat more pronounced, with summers sometimes being very hot and humid and winters being cold and susceptible to snow. Spring and autumn are less predictable, ranging from chilly to warm, yet are usually mild with less humidity.

New York Holidays 2021 / 2022

Please avoid disappointment and book early for your 2021 / 2022 trips to New York City. With Kenwood Travel you’ll find bespoke holidays. We have over 40 years worth of experience and we’re here to help, so give us a call and begin your Big Apple adventure now!

Top Picks

InterContinental New York Times Square

4.5* out of 5 stars

Very close to the world-famous Times Square, InterContinental offers world-class accommodation and the highest quality services. Perfect for your New York adventure.

Mandarin Oriental New York

5* out of 5 stars

This breathtaking luxury hotel offers remarkable and outstanding views over the world-famous New York skyline.

Row NYC

4* out of 5 stars

With first class service, a brilliant location and a value-for-money price, it is no wonder that Row NYC is one of New York's most popular destinations.

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Things to do

Central Park

Central Park

Central Park comprises 693 acres of gardens, fields, forests, and tree-lined promenades right in the middle of New York City. A hotspot year-round for all types of activity, you’ll find playgrounds, walking trails, plus monuments and sculptures. Hit the zoo, check out the ice-skating rink in the winter, or simply grab a cup of coffee and take a stroll.

Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island is a must-visit neighbourhood for families staying in New York. Fairground rides, sweet treats, and circus freaks typify this ever-charming New York staple, whilst the beach and boardwalk beckon year-round with spots like Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs - which is known for its massive July 4th hot dog eating contest.

Katz's Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen

Serving up delicious deli bites since 1888, Katz’s Delicatessen is a no-frills, kosher-style diner situated at 205 East Houston Street. Get a real taste of New York when you pick up a multi-layered pastrami, corned beef, or salt beef sandwich here alongside traditional Jewish favourites like matzoh ball soup or potato latkes.