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Travel to New York and Take a Bite of the Big Apple

Submitted by: Lisa Steinway

It’s time for you to take a bite of the Big Apple. It is one of the world’s great cities, with something for everyone; shopping, dining, theatre, art, music, museums, and people watching. There are many airlines that fly to New York, from wherever you are. Head over to an online discount travel site for the best fares and easy comparison of times and stops. These sites search thousands of flights and will find the best deal.

While you are in New York, there are some must-sees. The Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Grand Central Station are some of the top attractions, and familiar from many movies and television shows. Other well-known sites are Times Square and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Walking down Fifth Avenue is a treat, window shopping at Tiffany’s and heading over St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Madison Avenue will have your head full of grandeur and style. Make a stop at the Plaza Hotel and experience the elegance and luxury of a bygone era, when arrival at the Plaza was the height of arrival.

Besides these well-known sites, there are many neighbourhoods to discover. The West Village is remembered for its hippie days, coffee houses, artists and visionaries. The streets have maintained their distinctive look, lined with townhouses, close to the sidewalk, three and four-story walk-ups. Trees soften the urban landscape, and small parks are tucked in wherever there is space. Everyone walks in the West Village, and as you stroll you will find galleries, boutiques, shops filled with handmade and unusual products, and cafes where you can linger over an espresso and watch the world go by. You will also discover second-hand bookstores to rival those in Paris. You can spend an afternoon browsing old and new titles, rare first editions, long forgotten authors and childhood favourites. End your day with a visit to the Village Vanguard, home to so many jazz greats, and still featuring the best jazz around. Of you may prefer to end your day with theatre. The Cherry Theatre is the oldest running off-Broadway theatre in New York, and continues to feature new and original work.

Another neighbourhood for spending the day strolling is SoHo. SoHo is south of Houston, and has been a hotbed of inventive and innovative fashion and design for decades. The neighbourhood has a distinctive flavour, not steeped in the traditions of the Village, but developed when artists began renting lofts in large empty commercial buildings for studios and gradually began living in those lofts. It was cheaper than living in other parts of Manhattan, and eventually loft-living became trendy. It is an area to shop for the latest in fashion and home furnishings.

Finding cheap flights to New York is easy if you search an online discount travel site. There are three major airports serving New York, and many flights every day. Be flexible about the days you fly, and watch for specials. When you see a cheap fare, grab it because it likely won’t last.

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