No place on earth can truly rival the unadulterated energy of New York City. Boasting the world's most iconic skyline, simply walking the streets of this city is to feel constantly awed by the soaring, art deco skyscrapers looming overhead in every direction - a testament to the dynamism and prosperity of the place. Aside from its famous architecture, NYC is a true cultural hub, with some of the world's most impressive museums to be found here, like the Met and MoMa. The huge diversity of the city, home to people of over 200 nationalities, contributes greatly to making it the creative place that it is, and this is reflected in its unparalleled choice of restaurants, as well as its music, theatre, and arts scenes. Few, then, could ever tire of this most inspiring of cities.
About this guide
No guidebook knows a destination quite like a local, so we’ve spoken to some of New York's friendly residents to help plan your brief stay before you even arrive in port. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find details on the best places to eat, drink, shop and explore. We’ve provided the distance from the port gates or the shuttle drop off point (where applicable). Most spots are just a short walk away, and you can find directions by clicking on the 'directions' button below each item (internet access required for directions).
New York City has a mix of classic old-school cafés and more modern coffee shops catering to the latest coffee trends.
Maman uses locally roasted coffee and its nutty chocolate chip cookie was in Oprah's 2017 'favourite things'.
Grounded Organic Coffee & Tea House
This café, which uses organic and locally-sourced products, serves a great range of drinks and light meals.
Bar, café, and restaurant combined, Buvette manages to be quaint and elegant yet relaxed at the same time.
Enjoy the diverse, world-class restaurant scene in NYC, or visit the food hall at the iconic Chelsea Market.
This vibrant Michelin-starred restaurant puts its own creative, unique spin on classic Thai dishes.
This famous market has a food hall with eateries offering everything from lobster bisque to excellent tacos.
SERRA by Birreria
With its natural decor made to match the season, SERRA serves Italian food from local and artisanal sources.
Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island
A unique tour that combines a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – 2 of the world’s most renowned landmarks.
New York City has everything from quaint independent stores to high-end boutiques and expansive shopping malls.
Showfields is a unique shopping mall that gives online-only brands the retail space to sell products offline.
Strand Book Store
Open since 1927, this iconic bookstore is the only survivor of 'Book Row', which stretched across six blocks.
Dylan's Candy Bar
Your senses will be overwhelmed in this dizzyingly colourful store, which has every imaginable type of candy.
New York City has an abundance of stylish spots to drink, be it rooftop bars with panoramic views or speakeasy-style dens.
This stylish rooftop bar has a pool, plenty of comfortable seating and a fantastic cocktail menu.
SoHo Cigar Bar
Visiting this bar, one of NYC's oldest, is like entering a 1920s speakeasy. Over 150 whiskies are served here.
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar
With its gorgeously designed interior, this bar is the perfect place to relax with a glass of fine wine.
The New York Helicopter Experience
A once in a lifetime opportunity to capture the Big Apple and its awe inspiring skyline from the air!
New York City is, in many ways, the cultural capital of the USA, boasting a number of truly incredible museums and landmarks.
The Museum of Modern Art
MoMa is one of the world's top art museums. It has brilliantly curated exhibitions displaying famous artworks.
This museum explores the stories of the many generations of immigrants who have shaped America's culture.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Spread across three locations, this enormous museum displays art from all periods, spanning over 5,000 years.
New York City's parks provide an oasis of calm and relaxation amid the frenetic energy of the city.
The High Line
Formerly an elevated rail line, this innovative park includes gardens, a number of sculptures, and street art.
Located on the harbourfront, this 25 acre park contains gardens, urban farms and the SeaGlass carousel.
Washington Square Park
Watch the life of the city go by in this park, which has a large fountain and the famous 1895 Washington Arch.
Independent Hall and Philly At Leisure
Visit Independence Hall and explore Philadelphia at your own leisure.
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