New Year's Eve in New York

17 September 2018

New York! You’ve seen it in movies. Heard about it in hit songs. Read about it in bestsellers. Now it’s time to experience the Big Apple for real! Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in the city that never sleeps. Or, if wild New Year’s party aren’t your thing, skip Times Square and just explore the tons of other attractions this incredible city has to offer.

New Year’s in Times Square

New Year’s Eve in New York is a really big deal. Millions of locals flock to the bright lights of Times Square for a celebration that begins well before midnight and continues right through to the wee hours of the morning. Fireworks, colourful costumes, flowing champagne, and pumping music – you name it, you’ll find it in abundance. A televised live concert featuring some of the biggest names in the music scene is a huge draw card too, while the famous disco ball drop marks the start of the New Year with a bang.

Explore the sights

Listing all of the incredible things to see would need an article all of its own. Instead, take a look at these popular highlights you can’t afford to miss. Marvel at the majestic Lady Liberty on a ferry ride across the harbour. Get a sweeping view of the city at the very top of the Empire State Building. Take a stroll through famous Central Park with its whimsical statues, street performers and more. Get down to business in Wall Street and take a selfie with the famous bull. Hop on a tour bus and cruise over Brooklyn Bridge. Take a scenic walk along the lush Highline. Pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial. And that’s just the tip of the skyscraper.

Get cultural

New York is a melting pot of culture with a wealth of historic landmarks, museums, art galleries and exhibitions all vying for your attention. Marvel at amazing artworks at MOMA. Go back in time at the Natural History Museum. Get fancy at the Metropolitan Opera House. Or keep it real at a slam poetry session. Immerse yourself in Italian culture in Little Italy. Visit the grand New York Public Library with its glittering chandeliers and marble staircases. Strut your stuff down glitzy 5th Avenue and rub shoulder with hipsters in the trendy Meatpacking District. The list goes on and on.

Eat your heart out

There’s no chance of going hungry in New York. You’ll find restaurants of every style, budget and cuisine. But since you’re unlikely to visit them all in one trip, these are a few New York classics that are not to be missed. Tuck into a tasty bowl of ramen noodles. Try the famous New York “everything” bagel topped with poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion and salt. Grab a slice of pizza pie from a stall and restaurants all around the city. See what all the fuss was about on When Harry Met Sally at Katz's, the authentic ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ restaurant from the movie. Indulge in a decadent cronut. You won’t have to look far to find a classic hot dog with mustard and tangy sauerkraut sold by vendors on just about every street corner. The head to Boston for a hearty bowl of clam chowder.

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