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The most famous city in the world is the star of so many movies that you might feel like you've already visited. But to experience the true excitement and exhilaration of New York, you’ll have to come and see it for yourself.
1/5Take in the whole of New York City from the observation deck of the Empire State Building
2/5Sail across New York Harbour to Ellis Island, and enjoy views of Lady Liberty holding her torch aloft
3/5Find out why New York is called the City That Never Sleeps at the eternally bustling Times Square
4/5Explore Central Park, New York’s world-famous 843-acre front garden
5/5New York City's Chinatown in Lower Manhattan is one of the city's most exciting neighbourhoods
Take in the whole of New York City from the observation deck of the Empire State Building
Sail across New York Harbour to Ellis Island, and enjoy views of Lady Liberty holding her torch aloft
Find out why New York is called the City That Never Sleeps at the eternally bustling Times Square
Explore Central Park, New York’s world-famous 843-acre front garden
New York City's Chinatown in Lower Manhattan is one of the city's most exciting neighbourhoods
Things to do
We've chosen the must-see highlights of this fantastic city.
While the contemporary art museum PS1 is the biggest draw on this side of the East River, this peaceful sanctuary dedicated to the sculptures and other artwork of Isamu Noguchi is an only-in-New York gem - unless you count the artist's studio back in Japan.
The past few years have seen an artisanal coffee boom, and Long Island City's best place for an artfully drawn espresso is just a few steps from the 7 train. Recharge yourself with a pepper pear goat cheese scone washed down with Iced Rocket Fuel – chilled coffee with chicory and maple syrup.
Built over the "valley of ashes" cinder dump described in The Great Gatsby, this sprawling park offers a fascinating look at the changing history of New York. Twice host to the World's Fair, it is now home to major sporting events as well as cultural and outdoor attractions.
Amateur foodies and professional chefs alike make pilgrimages to this phenomenal Thai restaurant, regarded by many as the best in New York City – if not the country. The décor isn't fancy but the duck curry, drunken noodles and fried soft-shell crab are so good that it hardly matters.