Etihad Airways plans to add luxurious A380s to its already successful New York route in 2015, so here are 10 things you should do on a visit to the Big Apple.
Central Park – New York City, USA
Central Park: Leave your New York hotel and enjoy a stroll or ride a bike through one of America’s most famous parks. Besides the natural splendour of the surroundings, the best part about Central Park is that it’s free!
Broadway: Competes with London’s West End as the world’s premier theatre district and attracts big name stars from both sides of the Atlantic.
Yankee Stadium: The new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, and the team capped the venue’s inaugural season with its 27th World Series title. Visitors can take a guided tour, which includes stops at the clubhouse and batting cage, the dugout as well as the New York Yankees Museum.
Times Square: It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve to enjoy Times Square. As the heartbeat of NYC, Times Square signifies everything that the city represents – the excitement, the glamour, and the night life.
Top of the Rock: The Top of the Rock Observation Deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza offers one of the most impressive views of one of the most impressive cities in the world.
Take the 7 Train: Queens is New York City’s most international borough, so a ride on the 7 train – the subway line that cuts through Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona and Flushing – can feel like a journey around the globe.
Carnegie Hall: An entire trip can be dedicated to Carnegie Hall, its collection of restaurants and educational museum. As one of the premiere concert halls in the nation, Carnegie Hall is a national institution.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the early 20th century portraits and sculptures to the steel mastery of Frank Stella, the Met is one of the foremost collections of fine art in the world. You should plan on spending an entire day here.
Radio City Music Hall: An entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Centre in New York City. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978.
Other historical landmarks: Don’t forget the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, The World Trade Centre Memorial and the other national landmarks in New York, there are simply too many to detail on a list of 10.
Etihad Airways currently operates two flights daily to New York from its Abu Dhabi hub.
By the end of 2015, the airline plans to introduce A380 operations to New York JFK.