Christmas shopping in New York presents the ultimate destination to pick up many big brands to put under the tree at a significantly lower cost, which in effect can cover the price of flights and accommodation. Not to mention you will have a great time in the process, exploring the iconic landmarks and attractions
of the Big Apple, in between the department stores and shopping districts that New York has become famous for.
How much money can I save?
The short answer to this is a lot! Many electronics and designer clothing brands can be acquired at only a fraction of the price in New York when compared to the UK. Our shopping list comprising of a selection of this year’s most popular Christmas items demonstrate that after only a few purchases, the money saved could realistically fund a holiday to New York.
How do I get there?
Daily direct flights are readily available from all major UK airports, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester with a flight time of approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes. Our top tip when deciding who to fly with would be to seriously consider Norwegian Airlines, departing from London Gatwick. Passengers receive 50 kg of hold luggage per person as standard, allowing you to travel light and buy big while in New York, rest assured you won’t have to pay for any extortionate additional luggage fees on your return journey.
Where’s best to stay?
During the weeks leading up to Christmas New York can be an expensive city for accommodation. However we have searched extensively to find two exceptional hotels in terms of their location but also for comfort, as we understand that shopping and sightseeing simultaneously can be an exhausting task. Both hotels offer extremely good value for money, inclusive of flights from London with a 50 kg hold baggage allowance with Norwegian Airlines.
This is a popular choice of hotel for numerous reasons. In a city where space is hard to come by, oversized guest rooms and expansive bathrooms allows for more than enough room to contain your shopping. As well as this Skyline Hotel is in a convenient location just minutes from some of New York’s biggest attractions, including Central Parc and Times Square, with a reputation for polite and helpful staff to assist with anything you may need during your stay.
A four star hotel literally just down the road from the Empire State Building and Times Square, as well as being very easy to commute to via Penn Station or Madison Square Garden, making your return journey in particular as stress free as possible. This New York favourite is all about its location and stunning views of the Empire State Building and skyline that will take your visit to another level.
All prices are based on the 6th of December 2014 for a 3 night duration in New York. Flights are with Norwegian Airlines from London Gatwick to New York’s JFK International Airport, offering a hold baggage allowance of 50 kg per person each way. Prices are based on 2 adults (21 and over) sharing a hotel room. Product prices are correct as of 5th November 2014. For alternative dates, durations and accommodations please contact an Ocean Florida travel consultant on 020 7939 7775, or make an online enquiry by clicking here.