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Getting more from your trip to New York City

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Vicki Tester

 

There is plenty to do in New York City from shopping along some of the most famous streets in the world, going to the top of iconic skyscrapers, heading across the river to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to browsing through all the various markets. The attractions are legion but if you are willing to travel a short distance out then there is even more to offer.

Join a tour, drive yourself or take the train and taxi to the following attractions which are just a couple of hours away from downtown NY. Overlooking the Hudson River is the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and a guided tour and tour of the garden will leave you far more knowledgeable about this historic President. The first presidential library is located here and gives you details of this particular era. Just a short drive further along brings you to the Vanderbilt Mansion. Full of stunning art, furniture and surrounded by national parkland, you soon understand why they lived here.

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

While in this area why not visit the Culinary Institute of America where students will give you a guided tour of the facilities and finish of dining at one of four restaurants found here. The food is excellent, as you would expect, and the prices very reasonable.

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

To stretch your legs, head to Poughkeepsie and the New York State Park found here. One of the key attractions is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. This crosses over the Hudson River and is over 2 kms long.

For those interested in history (and flying) then make your way to Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome which is home to a huge collection of 1900 – 1939 aeroplanes, cars, motorcycles and their memorabilia. From June to October there is an air show every weekend (weather permitting) with vintage aircrafts flying including WW1 German Fokker planes. For those intrepid enough, you can take to the skies in a biplane ride any day of the week.

A wonderful way to see this beautiful and interesting part of New York State.

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For more information please contact us on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Christmas or New Year in New York

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I know it seems bizarre to be talking about Christmas or New Year just as summer is getting going for us, but there are good reasons to be doing just that. The key one is that y booking your apartments now you will pick up a good deal.
An apartment is a great way of seeing the city – giving you independence of agenda, the option to eat in and being located in the centre of the City. At the moment there is the chance to stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3 in certain places and often include maid service.
The Americans make a big deal about Christmas and New Year and the city looks at its best with all the decorations and the winter weather ensuring it feels like Christmas. All the usual attractions are there to be explored and the chance to ice skate in Central Park would be something to talk about on your return.
Booking flights now could well save you money that could then be added to your New York shopping experience.
Give us a call on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk for the full information on your special Christmas and/or New Year in New York.

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