Opening to the public on 12 September 2011, the day after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honour to those killed at the World Trade Center site. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America.
For those planning a stay in October, New York’s abundant parks and tree-lined sidewalks will have started to turn from green to russet and visitors can enjoy the leafy delights of ‘fall’ with milder temperatures and fewer crowds. The changing colours of New York’s leaves can be enjoyed throughout October into early November and is a truly all-American spectacle.
However for visitors wanting to enjoy the city’s faster-paced delights, on 10 October 2011 New York’s biggest street party, the Columbus Day Parade takes place. Remembering Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas over 500 years ago, it draws enormous crowds, with more than 35,000 people expected to march up Fifth Avenue and fill Midtown Manhattan with music and dancing, while nearly one million people will watch.
Foodies and festive types should head Stateside for Thanksgiving, which falls on 24 November this year and marks the start of the Christmas season in the US. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is New York’s most famous Thanksgiving event. Starting in Central Park, thousands of chilly revelers line the route drinking flasks of hot chocolate, before returning home for a traditional feast of roast turkey and pumpkin pie. While the day is a national holiday throughout the US, in New York plenty of restaurants remain open, offering non-Americans the chance to try these culinary delights for themselves.
nyma, the new york manhattan hotel provides a comfortable and affordable base in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and is conveniently situated on 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, with the Empire State Building, Macy's, Penn Station and Madison Square Garden on its doorstep. Hotel amenities include free Continental breakfast, free wi-fi Internet access, free national phone calls, a fitness centre and bar. Children aged 12 and under stay free of charge.
Stays this autumn start from US$254.99 per room (approx. £80 per person), based on two sharing, subject to availability. To book, please call (freephone) 0808 178 6363 or visit www.thenewyorkmanhattanhotel.com. Flights and accommodation taxes excluded.
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