Bold and electrifying, New York City is a cradle for innovation. The city's iconic sights rightfully fill guide books, but for those who want to delve deeper under the surface, then this is the trip for you.
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Bold and electrifying, New York City is a cradle for innovation. The city's iconic sights rightfully fill guide books, but for those who want to delve deeper under the surface, then here are some suggestions that get to the core of this eclectic, multicultural city.
Start in New York's physical centre, Manhattan, with breakfast at Tiffany's. The cafe on the fourth floor of their flagship store is like stepping inside one of the brand's iconic blue boxes. If you have a fondness for food, then head over to Brooklyn where you'll find a flourishing ecosystem of gastronomic delights. Explore the district by bike to try a variety of local, high-quality produce in trendy venues – all proud to bear the label “made in Brooklyn”.
This is a city that sets trends. A local stylist with a finger on the pulse of up-and-coming local brands will help you refresh your wardrobe. Don your new garments on a visit to one of the legendary theatres of Broadway to meet the cast backstage and see a show. Whether you are inclined towards opera, improv, musicals or classics, Manhattan’s performing arts scene has something for everyone.
New York-style pizza is an institution. Learn how to make the hand-tossed thin crust base from a pizza maker, whose methods have been passed down through generations. Then burn off the calories with a professional boxer and trainer at one of Brooklyn's iconic boxing gyms.
The UN headquarters spreads across more than fifteen acres of land overlooking the East River. Get exclusive access to the organisation tasked with maintaining peace, harmony, cooperation and security throughout the world. Depending on your interests, discover how they work towards objectives such as peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian aid and economic development.
Spend a “night at the museum” with one of the American Museum of Natural History's scientists. Uncover nature's secrets in a backyard wilderness; explore the mysteries of space's dark universe; and immerse yourself in three-dimensional science. What better way for all the family to learn about the natural world and known universe.
If you like to wake up as the sun goes down, or wish you could buy ice cream at three in the morning, then the “city that never sleeps” is the ideal place to be. Every New Yorker has their favourite go-to bars and one of the city's finest mixologists will show you theirs – even those unknowingly hidden behind a photo booth.
For the ultimate panoramic view of New York's skyline, take flight in a helicopter. Whether by day, or under the glow of neon lights, sip champagne as you see iconic monuments from above. You won't need a camera to remember this trip forever (but we do suggest bringing one anyway!).