New York City, often referred to as the Big Apple and the Capital of the World, is everything the great Frank Sinatra romanticised: a city that never sleeps and one which you’ll never grow tired of. Composed of five individual boroughs, which includes the famous Manhattan area situated at the heart of the bustling metropolis, New York is the most populous city in the whole of the United States, with an estimated 8 million residents taking up space in amongst a blend of cultural and ethnic diversity, as well as standing upon deep historical roots. Jazz bars, late night cafes, music venues, and art galleries pulsate underneath landmark skyscrapers and monuments such as the Art Deco style Chrysler Building, the recently built One World Trade Center, and the world-renowned neoclassical icon of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, which is the only Wonder of the World in the US. Beautifully crafted European influenced Colonial buildings from the early-to-late 17th century sit sporadically across the city, notably the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in the flatlands section of Brooklyn and the Alice Austen House in Staten Island, both built in 1652 and 1690, respectively. Central Park, covering 340 hectares of scenic space and is one of the first American public parks to be built using landscape architecture techniques, lays quietly in the centre of Manhattan filled with long walking paths, a wealth of greenery, and some of the best panoramic views found anywhere in the city. All of this is what draws travellers and tourists back to New York City, and is absolutely not something you want to miss out on.
When you arrive in New York City, there is an overwhelming feeling of having so much choice when you begin to consider how you want to see the city. If you’re not looking to immerse yourself in the atmosphere alone, there are guided bus and walking tours that take you through the maze of busy streets as you glare in awe at the museums, monuments and landmarks. However, if remaining on the ground isn’t a sufficient option and you’re looking to be 1,000 feet above it looking down, an helicopter tour of New York
can cater to your aerial wanderlust. Unlike bus and walking tours, you’ll sit high above the sky taking in the expansive and vibrant nature of the Big Apple.