10. Spend a week in New York, USA

Ranked #10 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.

No surprises here; a show of hands would definitely have New York coming out on top as one of the best cities in the world (if not the best).

The city, with its five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island – is a veritable cornucopia of things to see and do; so many things, in fact, that the nominations were very specific.

Attend a Broadway show

Try these Tony Award winners: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theater, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre and The Book of Mormon at Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

Shop ’til you drop!

If you are looking for luxury head to Fifth Avenue; for something a bit more hip try SoHo, Chelsea and Greenwich Village; for fresh produce, the Union Square Greenmarket (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 6pm); and everything vintage can be bought at Brooklyn Flea every weekend (brooklynflea.com).

Run the New York City Marathon

The annual event is set to be held on 2 November this year, so if you get your shoes on now you could still make the scene.

Check in to the Plaza

Do as Eloise does in New York’s most famous hotel (theplazany.com).

New York offers myriad experiences, which combine to make one ultimate experience.


I do New York often, and every time it’s different – such an inspirational urban metropolis.”

– Christine Manfield


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