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New York Travel Guide

If you are looking for a taste of why New York is such an iconic city, then you have come to the right place.

Find out what makes New York famous, take a look at some of its popular sights and discover how to spend your time in and around the city.

NY 24/7

There is always something to do, or something exciting going on - day and night. An exhilarating experience!

The skyline

It's impossible not to recognise Manhattan's iconic skyline. Be blown away by skyscrapers, monuments and scenes from the movies at every turn!

A world of entertainment

Take in an endless variety of shopping and dining options, museums, theatres and nightlife.

Multiculturalism

The Big Apple is the city of multiculturalism: a  ‘salad bowl’ of different nationalities and cultures. Meet people from all corners of the world!

Public Holidays on a Weekday

  • 02 Jan
  • 16 Jan
  • 20 Feb
  • 29 May
  • 04 Jul
  • 04 Sept
  • 09 Oct
  • 10 Nov
  • 23 Nov
  • 24 Nov
  • 25 Dec

Useful information

Insurance

All EC students must be covered by health insurance for the entire length of their stay in the U.S.

Smoking laws

Smoking indoors is illegal. To buy cigarettes, you must be 18 years of age or older and must show identification.

Drinking Age

Legal age for purchasing or consuming alcohol in the US is 21 and many places will ask for identification.

Driving Age

The legal driving age in New York City is 18. Most rental companies require that you be at least 25 years old, have an international driving license, a second form of identity and a major credit card.

Costs of Living

  • $1.35

    1 litre of milk

  • $2.69

    2 litres of water

  • $2.00

    A loaf of bread

  • $3.39

    Big Mac

  • $3

    Coffee in a café

  • $29

    Cost of sim card

  • $6

    Sandwich

  • $15 - $25

    Average 2 course meal

  • $1

    Can of coke