Filled with excitement, culture and history, New York is a destination with a lot of class. Although native New Yorkers may seem a little tough, the city is known for welcoming people from around the world and because of this tourists abound in the city that never sleeps. The area itself tends to be a bit on the expensive side; however with the boom of tourism, finding cheap flights to New York is easy to do.
Tourists travel to New York from around the globe to witness New York's cultural season, which begins in the autumn and lasts into the beginning of winter. October through December make up the peak season in this city, not only because the exciting entertainment options, but also because of the milder weather and the beautiful fall foliage that gradually fades into snow.
During April and through to September, the weather in New York mellows. Although the city is busiest through the peak season, many tourists find themselves wandering through the streets in search of recognizable US landmarks, chic shopping and a leisurely stroll in the park. Although there are still tourists around, if you book in advance you can still manage to find some very inexpensive flights.
During the off season, which falls between January and March, the weather in New York can be bracing. Because of this, many tourists avoid the city in search of warmer climates. If you enjoy a bit of cold weather and snow however, this is a great time to visit as flights to New York are at their cheapest this time of year.
Distance: 19km southeast from Lower Manhattan
Since public transportation is an essential part of the New York City lifestyle, it is no surprise to find that trains, subways, taxis and buses dominate the ground transport options from this airport. Alternatively, you can opt to take a van service or rental car.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Distance: 24km southwest from Midtown Manhattan
The airport's AirTrain is one of the best options for ground transport from this airport, as it provides a straightforward route into the heart of the city. However you can also rent a taxi, which comes with a steeper price tag, a car, or simply take the bus.
Online resources for your travel to New York
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website offers helpful links to local airports.
The Smartraveller website provides a good deal of information for your trip, such as safety and health precautions, currency exchange, and emergency contacts in New York and other locations.
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