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America - Prepare To Be Amazed...

The United State is a versatile and thrilling destination. You can discover an unequaled array of rich cultural, historic and natural treasures in one of the most exciting destinations in the world. The US is home to some of the worlds most vibrant and exciting cities as well as being the worlds most popular fly drive and Car Rental destination.

General Facts: Currency: US dollar (US$). Time: four main time zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific – (ranging from GMT-5 to GMT-8). Electricity: 110 volts. Driving: Traffic drives on the right. International dialing code from the UK: 00 1.

Discount Flight Deals: There are almost 50 flights a day operating out of eight UK airports to New York. Nowadays, you can find very cheap airfare deals to New York, especially if you take advantage of the early booking offers. There are many direct flights operating out of London Heathrow, Gatwick and from Manchester. Most flights fly into New York's JFK airport, both British Airways (BA) and Virgin (VS) operate direct flights from London while Continental Airlines (CO) operate direct flights to New York's Newark airport (EWR). Sometimes the cheapest way to fly the Atlantic will be to fly with a European airline and connect via a European hub or city. For example, Swiss (LX) airlines have some great airfare deals to New York departing from both Manchester and London with a change of aircraft in Zurich (ZRH). The same process applies with KLM over Amsterdam, Lufthansa over Frankfurt (FRA) and Air France over Paris (PAR).

Sales Tax exists in almost every state and is added to the advertised price of goods, meals and bar drinks. Taxes vary between states from 8% to 15%.
Gratuities. Service charges are usually not included on bills in restaurants or bars. It is standard practice to tip between 12-15% of the bill. Customary gratuity to tour guides and motorcoach drivers is $4-5 per person per day.

Special Events:
04July - fireworks over the Statue of Liberty for Independence Day.
Jul-Aug - free concerts in Central Park.
Late Nov - Thanksgiving Day Parade on Broadway from 85th street to Macy's.
2nd Mon in Oct - Columbus Day.
3rd Mon in January - Martin Luther King Day.

Major Gateways: Atlanta (ATL). Boston (BOS). Chicago O'Hare (ORD). Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Las Vegas McCarran (LAS). Los Angeles (LAX). Miami (MIA). New York John F. Kennedy (JFK). San Francisco (SFO). Washington Dulles (WAS). Orlando (MCO).

Climate: As might be expected from the fourth largest country in the world, the climatic variations are enormous. Visit www.visitusa.org.uk for further information.

Top Attractions & Inside State Links:
Plan your trip carefully to get the most out of your USA adventure. Start by visiting the individual state website's for in-depth advice and information on places to visit, attractions, important dates and events, excursions, tours, festivals and best time of year to visit.

California: www.visitcalifornia.com
Florida: www.flausa.com
Arizona: www.arizonaguide.com
Hawaii: www.gohawaii.com
Illinois: www.chicago-illinois.co.uk
Kentucky: www.kentuckytourism.com
Las Vegas: www.vegasfreedom.co.uk
Massachusetts: www.usamass.com
Minnesota: www.exploreminnesota.com
Mississippi: www.deep-south-usa.com

New England: www.discovernewengland.org
New York: www.nycvisit.com
North Carolina: www.visitnc.com
Pennsylvania: www.experiencepa.com
Tennessee: www.deep-south-usa.com
Texas: www.traveltex.com
Washington: www.washington.org

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New York City Information

New York USA.

A City Guide To New York.

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Tourist Information: www.nycvisit.com

New York - New York City is made up of five boroughs - Staten Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. The energy of this city penetrates your heart & soul making New York one of the worlds most famous shopping, entertainment and business cosmopolitan capitals.

The Big Apple grows bigger and better every year. This dynamic city has an energy all of its own with its never ending cacophony of street noise combined with Manhattan's chaotic but organised 24 hour adrenaline rush, it just simply can not fail to impress.

The first impression of Manhattan is its size. Skyscrapers appear around every corner, the best way to get your bearings is to start high above Manhattan at the observation deck of the famous Empire State Building. Here you will have unparalleled views of New York's famous skyline. The variety of things to do and places to go is awesome so plan your coming adventures and sightseeing carefully.

Sightseeing in New York: Take the Staten Island ferry and climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty, cross Brooklyn Bridge, check out Greenwich Village and China Town, visit the United Nations and the Rockefeller Centre, take in a Broadway Show (or off Broadway), discounted tickets for same day performances are available at the TKTS booth on Time Square. - The list is endless.

Pick up a copy of 'Time Out's weekly listing or the 'City Guide' www.cityguideny.com for local information and for what's on in New York guide.

New York Attractions:
World Trade Center - Ground Zero.
Visit the 'The Tribute Center' at Ground Zero where almost 3,000 people lost their lives. Take one of the emotionally moving tours around the perimeter. The tour provides visitors with an accurate account of what the New York community had to endure during the dreadful events that took place on the 11th september 2001. A new Memorial is scheduled to open 11 September 2009 on the site where the 350ft (411m) World Trade Centre towers once stood. The design for the World Trade Center Memorial will feature a landscaped civic plaza with two massive voids aligned with the footprints where the twin towers once stood. Visit the website at www.buildthememorial.org.

Empire State Building.
The Empire State is New York's tallest building standing 436ft (145m) above New York's skyline. The Art Deco structure was completed in 1931. At peak times it can take a while queuing for the lifts to take you to the the observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, both decks offer magnificent views of the city and make the wait well worth while. The building has been immortalised in many films – most famously, 'Sleepless In Seattle' and the classic 'King Kong'.
Visit the website for further information: www.esbnyc.com

Museum of Modern Art.
The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1929 and rapidly became on of the most important and most visited modern Art museums in the world. It houses one of America's largest and most significant collections of modern art including works by Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, Ansel Adams and Kiki Smith. For a detailed insight into what you can expect to see at the museum, visit the MoMA at www.moma.org

Hotels in New York: New York is a very accommodating city! Whether you're planning a trip for business or fun, traveling with kids, or looking for a romantic getaway, you'll find a remarkable range of short breaks and hotel options all within reach of the things you most want to see and places you most want to visit. For great hotel deals go to Hotel2 and see how much money you could save.

The best time to visit New York:
Spring is a great time of year to visit New York, the air is clear and fresh with temperatures peaking around 18c. The summer can be overwhelmingly hot with temperatures in the mid-30s. If you can catch New York at Christmas time with clear skies and snow on the ground you will feel a real magical experience.

Shopping in New York: Shop till you drop at some of the world's most famous stores. Macy's is a must (on 34th & Broadway) or Bloomingdales (on 59th & Lexington). Greenwich Village is great for arty souvenirs and quaint boutiques, visit the Lower East Side for discount stores and New Jersey Gardens for outlet stores. Discover the trendy shops of the TriBeCa District and the boutiques and galleries of SoHo. For UK travellers - remember that you can take home only £145.00 worth of goods before you must pay duty and tax. For further details visit www.hmrc.gov.uk .

Nightlife in New York: There are literally thousands of restaurants to choose from and the diversity of cultures offers something to suite every palate, a good tip is to check out the Visitor's Bureau Restaurant Guide. Don't miss exciting Broadway, Lincoln Centre or Carnegie Hall for world class concerts and shows.

Broadway. With some of the best shows on earth, a visit to NYC would not be complete without taking-in a world famous Broadway show. There are ongoing popular shows that have been running for many years. For detailed information visit the Broadway website at: www.broadway.com

Top 5 Excursions:
1. City Tours by coach is a must for the first timer.
2. Helicopter Tour of The Big Apple is a trip your likely to never forget as you capture the buzz, excitement and grandeur of this great city from the air.
3. Yacht Dinner Cruise around Manhattan, its a great dinning venue.
4. Metropolitan Museum Of Modern Art houses the worlds finest art collections.
5. Niagara Falls By Air. A full day tip including a ride on the famous 'Maid Of The Mist'.

The New York Sightseeing Pass: The New York pass is your entrance ticket to over 40 top New York attractions including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, many Museums, NBC Studio Tour, Radio City Music Hall tour and much, much more. If you visit only two attractions per day you will start saving on the price of individual entrance tickets! 2-7 day passes available.

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New York Airport Information
John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) The airport is located 15 miles (24km) southeast of central Manhattan.

Airport to downtown New York - public transport: All of JFK's terminals provide information on bus times, limousine, taxi and train transport to the city. The AirTrain links the airport to the subway, train and bus system, which in turn all operate services to the city centre. Taxi journey times to Manhattan can vary depending on the time of the day but expect to take upto 1 hour. A cab from JFK or Newark into Manhattan should cost about £30.00 (plus tolls and a tip of about £6.00). Only use official yellow taxi cabs from the official ranks.

The SuperShuttle (blue and yellow minibuses) is cheaper than a cab and operates on a door-to- door basis. You share with upto 10 people and cost's about £11.00 p/p.(www.supershuttle.com).

The New York Airport Bus Service provides regular transportation to and from Manhattan (New York City), LGA Airport, and Midtown Hotels. Passengers can travel between JFK's nine terminals on the free AirTrain.

General Transport in New York: Public transport in New York consists of a subway system, buses and the famous yellow cabs. However, walking is often the best way to experience and soak-in the atmosphere of the city.

Although quite daunting at first the most efficient way to get around is the 24-hour underground system. Most of Manhattan's sights are near a subway station.

Car Hire: All major car rental companies are represented, Alamo, Avis, Budget, National and Hertz. If you are just travelling to New York then car hire is not recommended as driving in NYC is hard going with aggressive driving, gridlock and parking at a very high premium.

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