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Pack your bags and head for The Empire City, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, New York City, New York

New York City, New York. Tour leaves on June 12 for 6 days.

I fell in love with this fabulous city long before ever visiting. I listened to popular songs like New York State of Mind by Billy Joel in 1976 and New York, New York sung by Liza Minnelli in 1977 for Mark Scorsese’s film New York, New York and later made famous by Frank Sinatra. It is a city of dreams, music, theatre and cuisine.

Five boroughs, Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island spreading over nearly 470 square miles, make up the diversity of New York CityThe ethnic and racial history of New York City has varied considerably over the years from Dutch beginnings, to its acquisition by Britain, and later to settlements by Germans and Irish. 

The busiest and most densely populated city in the US is best navigated on foot and so a good pair of walking shoes is a must.  Your 5 night stay in mid-town is in the middle of the theatre district and within walking distance of Times Square, Central Park, RockefellerCenter, and Fifth Avenue’s prestigious shops.

There is no reason to go hungry in New York.  This city is a melting pot of ethnic cuisine and there is something for every palette and pocket book.  I love eating any meal of the day at one of the many delis where you experience local food, mingle with the locals and hear a variety of languages spoken.  If you like putting on the “ritz” you will have no trouble finding restaurants with white linen tablecloths and fine dining. Whatever your culinary needs, be sure not to miss out on New York Cheese Cake and bagels.

No trip to New York is complete without taking in a Broadway Musical show and one (to be announced before departure) will be included on this trip. In addition you will partake in a Broadway Classroom and with the help of a team of professionals learn all about life on Broadway and basic theatre and creative skills.

So grab your walking shoes and get into a New York State of Mind and join us for a visit to Sinatra’s favourite city, New York, New York.

Written by: Joan Niemeier

Here is a link to a great video about New York. Dance Walking Fitness in New York with Ben Aron.

 New York City
June 12, 2014 — 6 Days