When we think of New York often we think of iconic spots like Times Square, Central Park, or Tribeca. However, these are just neighbourhoods that make Manhattan, which is one of the five boroughs of New York.

Each borough has it’s own distinct personality and is essential it’s own destination. With an array of iconic sights, shopping, food and drink, and much more, collectively it’s a destination that extends beyond what many think.

Check out the five boroughs of New York below:


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When you think of New York, Manhattan is usually the first place that springs to mind. Known for the vibrant atmosphere of Times Square to the fabulous shows of Broadway, Manhattan is legendary world-renowned destination. Home to many neighbourhoods such as Tribeca, Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and Central Park, there’s an abundance of experiences available from visiting the stunning skyscrapers that make up the iconic manhattan skyline to the picturesque parks and museums.



Brooklyn, the most populated borough in New York, is known for its vibrant, lively, yet relaxed neighbourhoods like DUMBO, Williamsburg, and Dyker Heights, which showcase rich cultural experiences. With a diverse community, Brooklyn provides a wide range of cultural attractions, making it very distinctive. Many people visit Brooklyn if they’re in Lower Manhattan as they can reach it via the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.


The Bronx

The Bronx, situated north of Manhattan past the Harlem River, features various attractions such as New York’s Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, and the renowned Yankee Stadium, the home to the New York Yankees. Plus, Pelham Bay Park, New York’s largest park, is located in the Bronx, which is more than three times the size of Central Park. This urban borough is a distinctive and lively destination in its own right with an array of cultural experiences to enjoy.



With a large population of residents, Queens if frequently overlooked as a destination, therefore not regarded as somewhere to explore. However, it offers a great opportunity to retreat from the hustle of Manhattan’s busy streets, allowing you to experience and enjoy it’s laid-back atmosphere. If you love food you’ll love the diverse food scene here, offering a range of culinary delights. But Queens also is home to many must-visit attractions such as the Queens Botanical Garden, the New York Hall of Science, and the Museum of the Moving Image.


Staten Island

Not many people think to visit Staten Island, but it’s an absolute must. Experience the iconic Staten Island Ferry as it takes you on the 25 minute ride from lower manhattan, giving you an ideal view of the Statue of Liberty, and a beautiful view of the Manhattan Skyline, and best of all, it’s completely FREE of charge. Once you’re on Staten Island you’ll find a great range of appealing museums, or if that’s not your thing you can head to Empire Outlets, New York City’s only outlet shopping destination – yes, it’s on Staten Island.

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What are the main airports in New York?

There are three main airports that serve New York City, and are easily situated for New York’s Five Boroughs.

  • John F Kennedy (JFK)
  • LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark (EWR)

Some airlines also serve airports further from the main boroughs, such as Stewart International Airport (SWF) which is located over 1 hour 20 minutes away.

What’s the Weather like in New York?

New York City has for distinct seasons, with hot summers and cold winters.

Avg Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 2 2 4 11 16 22 25 24 20 14 9 9
°F 36 36 39 52 61 72 77 75 68 57 48 48


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