Honeymoons in New York
For people who are really in love with big city life, a honeymoon in New York will be perfectly satisfying. Being one of the largest metropolises worldwide, New York calls to those who crave the busy diversity and grand scale of a major world centre. The city began as a tiny trading post for European settlers but has since evolved into a major world player in the economic and financial sectors. There can be no shortage of cultural attractions in a city where 8 million people from diverse backgrounds come together. A honeymoon in New York provides limitless opportunities for every range of shopping and dining experience, among others.
New York Overview
For a little breath of fresh air, step into Central Park. In the middle of Manhattan’s streets, but away from the crowds, the grassy and green areas of this park create the perfect oasis. An ideal destination if your honeymoon in New York begins to feel a bit too exciting! Don’t miss out on the host of museums and galleries which are open to the public, particularly the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Investing in a city guide would be a marvelous beginning to your honeymoon in New York, and will assist you in making some choices concerning exactly where to go and what to see.
While on honeymoon in New York the following items should be at the top of your to-do list!
- Everyone visiting New York should take advantage of the views from the viewing platform of the Empire State Building. It’s also a great way to get a feel for the layout of the city.
- A ferry ride is required for a visit to the Statue of Liberty, and is a welcome break for those needing a break from the bustle of Manhattan. You’ll be able to enjoy fantastic views of New York’s skyline as well.
- In the heart of the city you’ll find Times Square, where visitors and locals meet to witness some of the most entertaining shows available in New York.
Key Facts for New York
Currency: US Dollar
Flight time: 19 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in New York
When to go:
A honeymoon in New York can be planned successfully for any time of year, depending on what sort of activities you have in mind and what you want to see. New York’s humid continental climate brings warm (sometimes hot) summers and cool winters. The ocean regulates the temperatures, meaning they don’t fluctuate to any extreme degree, and temperatures in winter rarely fall below freezing. July is the hottest month of the year, where temperatures can exceed 30 degrees Celsius. With weather fluctuations typical of the four seasons common in North America, you should be sure to pack accordingly for your honeymoon in New York.
American Airlines, Qantas and Delta are just some of the airlines who offer flight from Sydney to New York. All have at least one stop en route and flying time is around 22 hours.
Newlyweds from Australia won’t need a visa in order to enter the United States and celebrate their honeymoon in New York. A valid passport and a visa waiver will grant you a stay of up to 90 days. Make sure you apply for your visa waiver a minimum of 72 hours in advance of your departure, as it will be a requirement for boarding the plane. Find the application online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov; it only takes a moment to complete and it won’t cost you anything.
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Getting Married in New York
If you haven't considered weddings abroad in New York, then maybe you should. It's quite simply a city like no other, and as a result, has a plethora of places in which to hold your wedding ceremony. Why not consider tying the knot in Central park. There are several venues you can do this including Belvedere Castle (which offers some of the best views of the park and the city), Bow Bridge, Conservatory gardens and Strawberry fields, all of which offer a peaceful haven right in the heart of this vibrant city. The district of Manhattan has some of the finest hotels in which to hold a reception and if you really want to splash out, then the world famous Waldorf Astoria is situated right here. If you want your ceremony a little more unconventional, then why not consider saying your vows at the top of the empire state building. As you can see the possibilities are endless in the 'big apple'.
Getting married in New York State is a fairly easy process. To obtain your Marriage Licence you need to visit one of the many 'city clerk's' offices located up and down the state. You will need to apply in person and the documentation needed is a birth certificate for proof of age, plus a valid photo ID such as a driver's licence or passport. The costs involved are $40.00 and you have to wait 24 hours before getting married. However the licence is null and void after 60 days. For more information visit http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/4210/
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