Known as the city that never sleeps, New York City is arguably the epicenter of American culture. With five boroughs that make up New York, this fair city is home to more than 8 million people, with 1 million people visiting Manhattan everyday. Saturated with life, art, and history; when walking the streets of New York City one can hear over 800 languages being spoken.

From the steel skyscrapers that stand with a stoic beauty to the gardens of Central Park: the city streets radiate with a sense of history and electricity like no other city on earth. But it is truly the holiday season where New York transforms into a winter wonderland.

There is much New York has to offer visitors of all ages during the winter months. If you are heading to the Big Apple with the family, there are plenty of museums and attractions sure to entertain all. Take a ferry from Battery Park to Ellis Island and Liberty Island and teach your children about the history of immigration. Visit the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, take a tour of 30 Rock, or wander through the corkscrew hallways of the Guggienheim and take in the works of masters.

Love the theater? New Yorks theater district in Midtown Manhattan is home to 40 theaters that house the very best in Musicals, Plays and Comedy shows. Treat yourself to a night of song and magic with a show that everyone is talking about. Law & Order and Sex and the City fans will love the bus tours highlighting some of the locations of famous scenes.

If you are looking for a more relaxing experience take a cab to the fashion district on Fifth Avenue and indulge in a bit of retail therapy.

If all that shopping and sightseeing has whipped up your appetite you are in luck. From Little Italy to Chinatown to Greenwich, New York is a foodies dream. With innovative cuisine from chefs like Michael Toscano and celebrity favorite April Bloomfield, it will change the way you see food forever.

It only takes a few hours to see why people from all over the world call New York the best city in the world. Allow Time & Place to create customized experiences so that your time in the Big Apple is one you will never forget!

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