As soon as you get into the taxi, from John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport, the journey to New York begins. Sitting in the back seat, you can see Manhattan and the skyscrapers of its skyline in the distance. All the known images of the city mix. Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge are amazing again and again. And these memorable places are only the visible part of a city with a thousand facets. New York is also the narrow streets of Greenwich Village, the liveliness and smells of Bleecker Street, the Victorian homes of Ditmas Park, the cafés of Williamsburg, the shops on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, the concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Broadway shows... Visiting New York means getting lost in its streets. And we get to know the natives. They are Americans, Mexicans, Chinese, Puerto Ricans, Filipinos, Italians, but above all New Yorkers. And they like it when we discover their city. They'll tell you that Big Apple makes them want to excel. A world city where the melting pot is a golden rule, New York brings together more than 8 million souls living at a frenetic pace. All you have to do is see the dinners, which offer the most classic American dishes, fill the room after midnight. With its five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island, all different from each other, New York will not disappoint anyone. If it is impossible to tame the city, a tour guide to New York will help you make the most of the daily show.

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When to go to New York?

There is no real high or low season in New York, the city is operating at full capacity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, here are some tips on when to go to New York.

High tourist season: the peaks of attendance take place at Easter (with many French tourists at that time), in July-August and at Christmas. June is an ideal time for its mild climate, with many festivals and activities taking place in the open air. Finally, during the Christmas season, the city's bright and festive streets are often covered with layers of snow. The white coat that covers Big Apple (very beautiful walks in Central Park in perspective, where you have every chance to meet a ski area in the valleys of the park) offers an even more cinematic landscape. As Americans have a sense of celebration and celebration, you will discover a city entirely decorated with Christmas colours and gigantic festivities.

Medium tourist season: September and October are also recommended: the crowd of summer visitors has left the city, and the Indian summer, delicious, is replaced by a red yellow light that suits New York perfectly

How to go to New York? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

New York is one of the most popular destinations for tour operators. Very often, the possibilities are numerous, a long weekend, a whole week, a thematic stay, a visit that includes excursions around the city... An organized trip will help you if you do not speak English or if you are looking for facilities to visit the various emblematic sites. Tour operators sometimes provide line cutters to popular attractions.

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It couldn't be easier! The city welcomes a constant flow of tourists. There are many accommodation options and you can easily use public transport or simply walk. The only thing to think about is that the main attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building, are to be planned in advance - we advise you to buy tickets in advance - to avoid waiting hours.

By subway, bus, taxi, walking, cycling (for the most adventurous), New York is the city of all possible. You will have no problem moving around its streets, especially since the American grid makes it very easy to find your way around. And don't forget the very classic horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park!

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When to travel?

There is no real high or low season in New York, the city is operating at full capacity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a y...
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Weather forecast

The month of September and its famous Indian summer reserve temperatures in the range of 20 to 25°C, a beautiful sun...
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Budget

New York is an expensive city. You will spend a minimum of US$10 for a snack, US$90 for a cheap hotel, US$3 for a bus...
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Formalities

You need a biometric passport to go to the United States. This passport qualifies for the Visa Waiver Program for sta...
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Health

There is no health risk when travelling to New York and the United States. The health level is the same as in France....
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How to travel by yourself?

It couldn't be easier! The city welcomes a constant flow of tourists. There are many accommodation options and you ca...
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How to get organized?

New York is one of the most popular destinations for tour operators. Very often, the possibilities are numerous, a lo...
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Getting around

By subway, bus, taxi, walking, cycling (for the most adventurous), New York is the city of all possible. You will hav...
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