Holiday ideas for New York
The iconic city of New York is home to more than eight million people, making it the USA's most populous city, and the nation's economic powerhouse. 'The city that never sleeps' is an adrenaline-charged metropolis that holds an immense appeals for almost any visitor; with its global impact on media, art, research, education, entertainment and fashion, it truly offers something for everyone.
New York was first established in 1624 by Dutch colonists, who famously bought the land from the native people for a handful of trinkets, and named it New Amsterdam. The governor in charge was deemed so tyrannical that when the English laid claim to the town forty years later, the Dutch handed over control without putting up any resistance. The town was renamed New York and from then on the area prospered and the population grew.
By the late 19th century, many of the city's most famous landmarks had emerged, casting New York as an acclaimed 'city of the future'. Nowadays there is so much to take in that you will only ever scratch the surface, but there are some places you really shouldn't leave without seeing.