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Christmas and New Year in New York

New York New York.

If you have never enjoyed New York during the Christmas and New Year period, you are missing out on a lot. We see this magical city feature extensively in movies and television series, which adds a special aura to the place. In this article we discuss why a trip to New York during this jolly season is worth your consideration.

One of the activities worth going for is cruising Manhattan island in a climate-controlled yacht. The style is that of the 1920s where you can spend almost three hours enjoying a multi-course buffet whilst listening to the captain explaining the tour. All set matey?

Another tour where you can experience a lot of Manhattan is set via a guided bike tour where you can see some marvellous landscapes, whilst catching up on some exercise. You will experience Central Park, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Macy’s holiday displays, Grand Central Terminal and Bryant Park Winter Village.

For New Year’s celebrations, you can go to the Brooklyn Bridge where you are guided by a professional historian, enjoying the fireworks which blend beautifully with the city skyline.

Want to enjoy a historical landmark hotel which is at a central area in New York? Have a look at the Lotte New York Palace. The location is ideal to have easy access to the best sight-seeing areas in New York which include the Radio City Music Hall, Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. Whilst these are wonderful pluses, one of the things that Lotte New York Palace is well renowned for is its 30-foot Christmas Tree which is majestically decorated. Children can also send their wish lists through a specific mailbox just for Santa!

Do not miss out on ice skating! The Wollman Rink at Central Park offers this facility where you can enjoy something that us Maltese are not accustomed to.

How can we forget fifth Avenue? One of the most expensive places in New York City where all your shopping dreams can come true, if the bank account of your dreams came through before.

If you would like to dine amidst out of this world Christmas decorations, have a visit to Rolf’s, a German restaurant located in the city’s Gramercy Park neighbourhood. You can enjoy a true German experience in the States through the servings of Wiener Schnitzel, Jaeger Schnitzel and Paprika Schnitzel. In addition to these you can also indulge in sausage platters, meatloaf, pork chops, crispy potato pancakes and wursts.  

Why would you want to experience German food in New York?  You must experience more American style dining, then you should look at Virgil’s real BBQ, right next to Times Square, Katz’s Deli, which can also be found in Brooklyn, and shop around for some deep dish pizza. Oh my Calories.

Virgil’s breakfast smells of love

Katz’ brisket smells of lust

The renowned new World Trade Center is a place to visit due to its history and the way it has been re-structured, hosting a number of businesses. The breathtaking views of the city are phenomenal!

9/11 memorial

Do not miss the opportunity to take some remarkable photos. Grab the elevator at the Rockefeller center and the Empire State Building  where you can take as much photos as you please of the many lights of the city from above.

A vacation to New York is all you may need to get some well deserved rest. “There is something in New York air that makes sleep useless.” – Simone Beauvoir

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