Cheap flights to New York
Must-Sees in New York
Central Park is the green lung of New York. This huge parks attracts joggers, cyclers, friends on a picnic, public speakers and all kinds of birds of a feather. New Yorkers all have their spot to come and relax. Pick a concert, visit the Central Park Wildlife Center or row your boat on the pond. Central Park is open all seasons, winter as well. Do not forget to bring your sledge!
Empire State Building
The most stunning and stately skyscraper in New York? It stands right in the centre of Manhattan. Do you enjoy invigorating views of the Big Apple? Take the elevator to the top of this mighty building. Both on the 86th and on the 102nd floor you have a awesome views of the beehive below. It may be wise to book your tickets in advance as you can expect long queues.
This iconic bridge connects Brooklyn & Manhattan. The bridge offers magnificent views of the skyline of the peninsula of Manhattan and has as such inspired numerous artists. A visit to New York cannot be complete without crossing this bridge on foot or bike.
Broadway en Times Square
New York floods you with a myriad of emotions. Attend one of its many musicals on Broadway, one of the largest avenues in Manhattan, or immerse yourself in the madding crowd of New York’s ethnic diversity. Times Square is the cultural heart of the city. Raise your hand to stop and board one of the many yellow cabs or just sit back and let yourself be mesmerized by the huge and colourful billboards. On New Year's Eve the Times Square Ball is lowered here, another unique experience. Why not book the end of year period in this remarkable city..
The High Line
Once upon a time a railroads was the means of transport of goods between different slaughterhouses; today however this trainline has been replaced by a popular and green pedestrian zone 30 metres above street level. Whether you are walking, relaxing or enjoying a picnic, it matters not: fabulous views of Manhattan are here to enjoy for all. You will find food stalls, discover art and romantic souls may just turn this spot into one of their favourites as they watch Manhattan light up at night.
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Discover New York with A Belgian
Patrick van Rosendaal is perhaps the most famous Belgian guide - he definately was the very first Belgian NYC guide - in New York. With his BENY team he organizes daily city walks for Connections travelers; a unique approach to the City That Never Sleeps in Dutch & French.
Attend a Baseball game
Are you in over your head on sports? Make sure you attend a baseball game. Hold a hot dog in one hand, a beer in the other and blend in with the crowds. While the strikes are broadcasted screaming loud through all the speakers and players run for it, you get swiped off your feet with excitement. Before you know it you’re a pro at all the rules of this game.
Een fietstocht langs de Hudson
The car free cycle path along the Hudson River is ideal for a relaxing bike ride. You cycle past numerous important hotspots and if you want you can also cross Brooklyn Bridge.
Know before you go
Time Difference: 6 hours earlier than in BelgiumClimate: The weather in New York is hot and humid in the summer, with temperatures reaching 32 ° C during the month of July. In the winter, temperatures can go well below zero.
Currency: US Dollar (1USD = 100 Dollar cent); the equivalent in Euro is updated on each USA and New York brochure p.2.
Official Language: English
Travel Documents: All travellers with a Belgian nationality must be in possession of an international passport and a ESTA travel authorization, requested online and in time for your departure.
Lowest Air Fares to New York airports
The lowest air fares to New York can be found on connections.be. Traveling to New York is possible year-round ex Brussels, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Experience New York's ins and outs and reside in a hotel suited to your needs and travel budget. Why not book an exciting excursion beforehand? Our Connections travel companions will gladly assist and share their insider tips!