New York City

Last Updated: 22nd Apr 2014

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/060ff9ffdd0b7a0d613dfa816e329482">Alex McCarty</a>, Tour Manager, North America</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="empire state building, new york" alt="empire state building, new york" /></p> <p><strong>Area Code:</strong> 212 (Manhattan)<br> <strong>Climate:</strong> Average seasonal temperatures: Spring 5-16°C (42-62°F), Summer 21-24°C (71-76°F), Autumn 20-8°C (68-48°F) and Winter 0-3°C (32-37°F)</p> <p>The City So Nice, They Named It Twice!</p> <p>The Granddaddy of &#8217;Em All! The City that Never Sleeps! If You Can Make it Here, You Can Make it Anywhere! The Big Apple! <span class="caps">NEW</span> <span class="caps">YORK</span> <span class="caps">CITY</span>!!</p> <p>New York is everything you ever thought it would be. Whatever you&#8217;ve seen in the movies, on TV, or in stories you&#8217;ve heard &#8211; they&#8217;re all true and to truly understand this town you must travel to New York and experience it for yourself.</p> <p>Sure its population nearly doubles on a daily basis (to 13.5 million), and its skyscrapers indicate a city living in mid-air; sure its citizens are famously rude and its throngs of visitors only add to the overwhelming congestion; sure just crossing the street can be a life-affirming challenge and navigating the Subway system often reduces first-timers to tears. But that&#8217;s only the beginning!</p> <p>After a visit to Times Square and the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/empire-state-building">Empire State Building</a> and Macy&#8217;s and Saks Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center and catching a show on Broadway and hanging out in the Village, with all the punks and hipsters, and shopping on Canal and SoHo and taking the ferry to Ellis Island and the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/statue-of-liberty">Statue of Liberty</a> and having a stroll through Central Park, it will all become so clear: this is easily the world&#8217;s most classic city.</p> <p>It is all things — ferocious, glamorous, sophisticated, a little rough around the edges, romantic. A modern-day <a href="/contikipedia/articles/rome">Rome</a>, for these times, for our times. There is no place else like it!</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="wall street bull" alt="wall street bull" /></p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/attractions-new-york">Attractions</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/food-and-drink-new-york">Food and Drink</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/nightlife-new-york">Nightlife</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/broadway-shows-new-york">Broadway Shows</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/safety-and-security-new-york">Safety and Security</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/new-york-airports">Arriving in New York / New York Airports</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/where-to-stay-in-new-york-city">Where to Stay in New York</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/skyline-hotel/">Skyline Hotel</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/getting-around-public-transport-in-new-york-city">Getting around &amp; public transport</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikiipedia/articles/tour-departure-new-york/">Tour departure &amp; arrival information</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/useful-contact-info-new-york">Useful contact information</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Note:</strong> Tours that depart from New York usually do not spend any time sightseeing in the city. The exceptions are the New York Explorer and the New York New Years Eve. It’s important that you make the most of any time you have in the city before your tour departs or on your return.</p>