One of the most famous cities in the world, if you have the chance to visit NYC you must take it. New York has an atmosphere unlike any other city in the world, it's constantly moving, there's always something unique or amazing happening somewhere, it's no wonder they call it the "city that never sleeps".
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It's approximately 3,367 miles (5,419 km) to New York from Birmingham via Dublin, flight time is usually around 7-8 hours. But with our excellent on flight entertainment you can sit back and relax, plus with pre-clearance in Dublin you can land in New York like a local, with no need to go through customs when you arrive.
New York City's tourist attractions, museums, sporting events and shopping outlets are not to be missed. Visiting Manhattan should be on your agenda, but don't skip the other boroughs, as each one is like its own city!
Theatre in New York: Whether you prefer light-hearted musicals or gripping plays, attend one of the many critically-acclaimed productions staged both on- and off-Broadway. The New York Theatre District is also filled with shops and restaurants to choose from as you wait between shows.
New York Restaurants: Try delicious meals from around the world, as New York's restaurant scene is one of the most diverse in the world. Sample Chinese dumplings in Manhattan, Jamaican jerk chicken in Brooklyn or tasty soul food in Manhattan. Whether you want a quick meal or an extensive tasting menu, you can expect to find tasty bites everywhere in New York.
Other New York Attractions: Visit the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem or The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Then, explore the Snug Harbour Cultural Centre and its huge botanical garden or watch a Mets game at Citi Field. Be sure to take a cruise across the harbour so you can see the stunning New York skyline from the water.
John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport is the main airport in New York. There are many transport options available from JFK Airport to the city centre.
Metro: There is a subway service from the Airport to Midtown Manhattan. To get to the subway, you will need to take the airport’s internal train. It will get you to the nearest subway station. The journey should take you no longer than 1 hour and cost no more than $7.
Taxi: The famous yellow taxis are available at the airport. They will take you to downtown Manhattan for around $45. Unlike everywhere else, the taxi journey can prove to be the longest option. It may take you up to 2 hours to get to town if you get stuck in peak traffic.
Bus: There are buses available at the airport. They can be time-consuming as they stop often along the way. The journey to the city centre may take up to 1.5 hours and cost around $3 for normal service and $9 for an express.
You won't need a Visa (if you are a British or European citizen), but you will need to complete an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). It's easy to apply for one online but be sure to have it completed at least 72 hours before your trip or you could be denied entry.
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