New York City… make it here, and you'll make it anywhere. But why would you want to? The Big Apple delivers a slice of life in all its shapes. Bounce between boroughs, from chaotic square to leafy park. This is a city that lives large, a city that never sleeps, a fast-paced place of urban grit and Broadway dreams, of explosive art and culinary craft. Let it tower over you while you take it all in.
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New York, New York... where to even start? Cross off the must-see New York attractions: Central Park, Times Square and the Empire State Building. Pick a New York museum to your taste—the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art or the American Museum of Natural History. With so much to see, our New York flight and hotel packages make planning easy!
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What to eatNew York City staples: a slice of pizza, bagels, pretzels and hot dogs, but also pastrami from a Jewish deli like Katz’s Delicatessen, New York cheesecake from Junior’s, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes and meals from every foodie stop you can fit in across neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Little Italy, Harlem and more!
What to bring backNew York Yankees baseball cap, literary finds from the Strand Book Store, apparel from Canal Street (designer-inspired?) and NYC-branded souvenirs from the CityStore, MoMA Design Store or other museum gift shops.
Fun FactThe Capital of the World, the City So Nice, They Named It Twice, Fun City—none of New York City’s nicknames stuck except for one: the Big Apple. The moniker made its debut around local horse-racing tracks, with a sports columnist using it in his articles. The name then spread when jazz musicians of the 30s adopted it in their songs and it was also later used in a tourism campaign in the 70s.
For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.