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Flights to New York, USA

New York City, also known as ‘The Big Apple’, ‘NYC’ or simply referred to as just ‘New York’, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. New York is the centre of culture, fashion, food and art. It also has one of the most famous skylines dominated by the equally popular Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.

New York is served by four main airports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – Also known as simply JFK, Kennedy Airport or New York International Airport, it is located approximately 26 kilometres from the city centre. A taxi ride from JFK Airport to Lower Manhattan would cost between USD85-110 (MYR365-472) and take around 22 minutes' travel time. Taking the shuttle would be a cheaper option at USD16-75 (MYR69-322) for the same travel time. Some airline that operates flights from this airport includes Cathay Pacific, KLM, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Emirates.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) – Also known as Newark International Airport or Newark Airport, it is located around 24 kilometres from the city centre. Getting a taxi to Lower Manhattan from the airport would cost USD80-100 (MYR344-429) and take about 19 minutes of travel time. The shuttle is again a cheaper option for the same travel time at USD16-75 (MYR69-322). Airlines operating out of the airport include All Nippon Airways (ANA), United, Delta, British Airways and Air China.
  • New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) – The closest airport to New York, it is located approximately 18 kilometres from the city centre. A taxi ride from the airport to Lower Manhattan would cost between USD60-75 and take around 15 minutes’ travel time. Some of the airlines operating in this airport include American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Air Canada.
  • Stewart International Airport (SWF) – A public and military airport, it is also known as Newburgh Airport. Located approximately 114 kilometres from Lower Manhattan, taking a taxi from this airport is not advisable. A cheaper option would be to take a taxi to Beacon Station and hop on a train which will get you to Grand Central Station in New York. The whole journey would take around 2 hours and cost USD62-77 (MYR266-331). Airlines operating from this airport include Delta, American Airlines, JetBlue and Norwegian.

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Best Time to Visit New York

New York is a year-round destination. There is never a wrong time to visit the city as there is always something for everyone in each season.

June through August is the summer season and the hottest months of the year averaging 27 degrees Celsius. It is also quite a popular time for tourists to flock to the city particularly as it is also summer break for most schools in the country. If you are in town this season, don't miss the New York International Fringe Festival in August or catch a show with Shakespeare in the Park in June.

The autumn months of September to November is peak travel season so flights and accommodation may be high during this period. The temperature in this season is a comfortable 15-21 degrees Celsius. If you're visiting during this season, don't miss the Haunted Halloween Carnival in October and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in November.

Winter season in New York falls between December to February. It is also a great time to visit for the holiday activities and decorations such as Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree and of course, Times Square on New Year’s Eve. However, flights and accommodation rates during this season can be steep. If you don’t mind the chilly -6 to -1-degree Celsius temperature in late January and February, you can find cheaper rates during this period.

Spring comes to New York in March to May. The temperature will be more tolerable at 4 to 15 degrees Celsius, but it is also the rainy season for New York so pack your umbrella and raincoats if you are visiting during this period. Brave the possible rain showers to catch the St. Patrick's Day Parade in March or Easter Parade in April.

Things to do in New York

There are plenty of stuff to do and sights to see when you are holidaying in New York. Here are a few of the most popular tourist spots in New York:

  • Empire State Building – Located on Fifth Avenue, this iconic skyscraper stands 1,454 feet tall and has 102 stories. It is the second tallest building in New York after One World Trade Center.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art – Also known as simply “The Met”, it is the largest art museum in the United States. It showcases over 2 million works across 17 curatorial departments from the Egyptian collection to American and modern art.
  • High Line – A 2.33-kilometre-long linear park that is elevated over the West Side Line, an abandoned New York Central Railroad section. A stroll along this unique park will show naturalised artworks and views of the Hudson River.

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