One of the world's most populous and famous cities, anybody who is bored in New York is simply not looking hard enough. The Big Apple is so jam-packed with major attractions and amenities which can be a little overwhelming to first time visitors, but by taking your time, planning forward and being willing to withstand a little hustle and bustle, you're guaranteed a fulfilling visit.
Tourist-traps they may be, but Times Square, Central Park and Statue of Liberty are all unavoidable must-sees. Take your pick between the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center for sky-high views over the cityscape, go wild with your wallet on Fifth Avenue, or cross the Brooklyn Bridge on foot to escape Manhattan and explore one of the other five boroughs known for their individual culture. Further afield, you can take the kids to Coney Island for good old-fashioned fairground fun, or head south to stop at the 9/11 Memorial for a humbling reminder of the fragility of life.
Of course, New York wouldn't be New York without a generous helping of food. Take a fresh coffee and cupcake from the Magnolia Bakery on a morning stroll, or tuck into authentic pizza pie at Grimaldi's, lurking in the shadows of Brooklyn Bridge. For musical tastemakers, an evening at the Bowery Ballroom is sure to introduce you to some of the most famous names of tomorrow, way before anyone else.
The city that never sleeps is a sight-seeing paradise of museums, monuments, parks and of course - the iconic city skyline. A land full of 'firsts' and 'bests', no serious traveller is capable of visiting New York just once.
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Vienna lies at the geographic heart of Europe. A compact city it squeezes in stunning architecture, luxury shopping and is steeped in musical history.
Each visit to Copenhagen brings with it a whole new range of experiences to discover. This city is packed with cultural dwellings, a plethora of shops, romantic spots and plenty of luxury retreats.
There'll never be a moment to spare whilst visiting Cologne. Choose to explore magnificent High Gothic cathedrals, museums bursting with Roman artifacts or famous 20th Century art such as Picasso and Pop Art.
Be a Bavarian in Nuremberg as you wander around its distinctive Imperial Castle or taste it's wonderful gingerbread. Nuremberg is warm at heart Germany at its best.
Iceland's capital sure, but Reykjavik is still so close to nature. Coastal islands and spouting geysers aren't too far to be explored once you have toured the city's cultural scene.
For those who love the great outdoors, Bergen is unrivalled. This part of western Norway is famous for its breathtaking mountains and fjords, and is great for guided walking tours.