New York & New Orleans
Travel 01 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Book by 31 Mar 2021
Saving £81 per person
- 3 nights Millennium Times Square, New York City - Standard room
- 2 nights Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter, New Orleans - Standard room
- Flights to New York and onwards to New Orleans with United Airlines, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
This hotel sits 16 stories above iconic Manhattan in the heart of Times Square, next to Broadway's Hudson Theatre, with a dedicated theatre desk for your ticket-buying needs. The Empire State Building is a 10-minute walk away, and we're within a block of several subway lines for NYC exploring. Every stay starts with a signature warm chocolate chip cookie.
Mixing the historic charm of the French Quarter with the modern services and amenities you need for the perfect Big Easy getaway, Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter pairs a heart-of-everything location steps from Bourbon Street with 374 spacious rooms and many with views of the Mississippi River. In short, it's where to stay in New Orleans.
Flights to New York and onwards to New Orleans with United Airlines, accommodation throughout, and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £200, Belfast from £200, Newcastle from £200, Edinburgh from £200, Glasgow from £200. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Regarded as the most exciting city in the world, a trip to New York is the experience of a lifetime. A global centre of entertainment, fashion, media and finance where world-class museums and unforgettable icons like the Statue of Liberty beckon, New York pulses with an irrepressible energy. Equally rewarding are the colourful neighbourhoods, historic streets, trendy bars and astonishing array of eateries which all add to the urban buzz.
Where better to take in the grandeur of the Big Apple than from an observation deck, be it the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock or One World Trade Centre. The iconic Empire State building, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has breathtaking views from its open-air observatory, and is open until 2am every day; Top of the Rock, at the Rockefeller Centre, actually has three observation decks and all perfectly showcase the City's spectacular skyline; three levels of views are also found at the One World Observatory, at the top of One World Trade Centre, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Alternatively, book a helicopter tour for a real bird's eye view of New York.
If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, an American landmark which stretches over the East River connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. The walk takes about 40 minutes and delivers exhilarating views. If you want a close-up view of New York's most familiar landmark, the Statue of Liberty, you'll need to hop on one of the ferries that run from Battery in Lower Manhattan to Liberty Island. Visitors can view the museum and climb the stairs to a balcony located at the top of the statue's pedestal, but if you want access to the crown, you must reserve tickets in advance – usually about two months before you wish to visit. Continue your ferry journey to Ellis Island and visit the museum which tells the story of immigration from the colonial era to the present day.
The city's countless other attractions include Central Park, the world's most famous urban park, which contains world-class museums and hosts countless activities and concerts, especially in the summer; Radio City Music Hall, a 1932 art deco theatre offering musical extravaganzas and films as well as guided tours; and Carnegie Hall, New York's first great concert hall. Further cultural offerings can be found on the Upper East Side stretch of Fifth Avenue, known as the Museum Mile it takes in The Met, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and a handful of others. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is on the site of the former World Trade Centre and pays a moving tribute to those who lost their lives.
The bright lights and giant billboards of Times Square are another must-see. Big, bright and unforgettable, Times Square is a great place to people-watch, shop and eat. There's also a TKTS discount booth here, which offers up to 50% discount for tickets to many of the Broadway shows. No visit to New York is complete without experiencing a show on Broadway, be it a musical, long-running hit or fascinating drama.
Whatever your retail pleasure, you'll find it in New York. Where better to begin than Fifth Avenue, regarded as the city's premier shopping area, it's home to many flagship stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and Saks 5th Avenue. The 34th Street Shopping District has over 175 department stores, shops and boutiques including Macy's, while Soho Shopping District is where you'll find Bloomingdale's; the Greenwich Village Shopping District houses one-of-a-kind shops amongst the mainstream retail names; while South Street Seaport is an historic spot with shopping, dining and entertainment.
New York is also rightfully known for its restaurants and nightlife, whether that means sophisticated cocktail bars, dance clubs, taverns, a trendsetting restaurant, classic steakhouse, pizzeria or a bagel bakery, your choices are as limitless as your cravings.
No city in the USA can compete with New Orleans when it comes to culture, food, historic architecture and joie de vivre. In the birthplace of jazz, music is everywhere, particularly around the historic French Quarter with its stunning architecture, intricate balconies and flower-filled courtyards.
The original settlement of New Orleans is the beautiful French Quarter, or Vieux Carre as it is sometimes known. Established by the French in 1718, the district is a National Historic Landmark and boasts stunning architecture adorned by cast-iron balconies and with hidden courtyards filled with lush greenery. At just thirteen blocks wide, it's easily walkable and is a wonderful place to simply wander and soak up the atmosphere, be it the boisterous party vibe of Bourbon Street or the bohemian elegance of Royal Street.
Life in the Quarter centres around New Orleans' most famous landmark, Jackson Square, which is flanked by historic structures such as the St Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo, which house the Louisiana State Museums. Walk the beautiful gardens inside the square, admire the works peddled by artists and enjoy the local street performers as they entertain and fill the air with culture and magic.
Two miles upriver from the French Quarter is the equally historic Garden District with its well-preserved collection of antebellum mansions, pristine gardens and southern charm. While most visit to admire the architecture, the area also offers shopping, cafes, delicious restaurants, cocktail bars and pubs.
Other notable city attractions include the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Streetcars, which date from the 1920s and are beloved by locals and tourists alike. Perhaps only in New Orleans could cemeteries – or 'Cities of the Dead' - be regarded as a major attraction! With spooky history and unique elaborate tombs and mausoleums sited above ground, due to the city's location on a swamp, don't miss a guided tour of either St Louis or Lafayette Cemetery.
New Orleans is also renowned for its music, particularly jazz. It's also a mecca for gospel and R&B, with music flowing readily day and night on street corners and in all manner of venues from swanky lounges to tiny honky tonks. The city really comes alive during carnival season, which runs from 6th January to Ash Wednesday and culminates in Mardi Gras, a whirl of parades, parties and masked balls. Let's not forget the cuisine. Southern, Cajin, Creole and French fares are much in evidence, and each restaurant puts its own spin on traditional favourites, or why not visit a cooking school and learn how to cook jambalaya?
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