New York - Perfect for Foodies and Shopaholics Alike
I love New York, it is by far one of the best places to take a city break (in my opinion) due to the vast amount of stuff that they have going on there.
It is ironic really as I don’t really like cities on the whole. I tend to prefer to spend my time in smaller towns and villages – I live in a small village and the quiet pace of life suits me just fine. But there is something about New York that captured my imagination from the very first time I went and it keeps me going back for more.
I think what I love most about New York is the way in which the city is made up of lots of different areas that each have their own vibe and atmosphere. This takes away the feeling of being in a concrete jungle and really pulls you into the heart of the city.
If you live in the UK then a long weekend away in New York is not too far for you to be shopping or taking in some fabulous American food within a few hours of leaving the UK.
Actually, talking about American food this is another reason why I love New York so much! You can get almost any type of food at almost any time of the day (which is perfect for a self-confessed foodie like me!)
Whenever I travel to New York, I like to take my car to the airport as this means that if I do happen to come back with copious amounts of shopping bags then I can easily put them all in the boot of my car without having to worry about negotiating temperamental public transport in order to get my newly bought goodies home.
I always tend to use the airport parking that is available at many of the UK major airports now and this means that my car will be safe and secure whilst I am away busying myself in the Big Apple!
If you have never used airport parking before then you will need to make sure that you book it at the same time that you book your flight, as this way you will make sure that you definitely get a space and the sooner you book it the better the deal you will get.
Many of the UK airports will now offer you some type of Airport Parking. You will find that you will be able to book parking on site at the airport itself (this usually costs a little more as it means that you are actually parking within the airport building) or you could park in at one of the airport parking services that are owned by independent companies, these will be found about 2 to 3 miles away from the airport. If you park here it is usually cheaper than parking at an on-site car park and you will need to get an airport shuttle bus to take you to check-in.
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