Sharon's trip to New York

By Sharon Menzies

Sharons Trip To New York Macro

Throughout my career in travel, I’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to visit a lot of incredible places. New York ranks among the best, as the city is brimming with culture & attractions that will ensure every day you spend there will be jam-packed with activities. I visited the Big Apple on a week long Fam Trip hosted by the New York City Tourism & Conventions organisation. We flew Mint Class with Jet Blue, which meant we had access to facilities including a flat bed & fantastic service from the cabin crew. Economy class offered excellent amenities too, with lots of leg room so travellers could fly in comfort. Getting to explore this wonderful city & learn more about it was a really enjoyable experience, and I would recommend visiting to anyone who has the chance.


Surrounded by the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, New York City serves as a cultural and economic epicenter, drawing people from all corners of the globe to experience its bustling streets, iconic landmarks, and limitless possibilities. We stayed at Fitzpatrick’s Manhattan Hotel, which has a selection of gorgeous suites that are perfect for corporate clients. During my time in the city, I got to visit an array of destinations including Broadway, the Bronx & the Upper East Side. It was great to see so much of the city.

What I Loved

I enjoyed that the itinerary for this trip allowed us to fit so much of the city in. Every day presented the opportunity to do something different, from enjoying meals & drinks receptions at the Fitzpatrick Hotel chains, attending conferences with suppliers & other travel industry professionals, watching a show on Broadway and even going to the Opera! We still had time for sightseeing too.

Activities & Places to See

  • Visit the Museum of Modern Art, where you can see famous art works including Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night
  • Take a trip to the Rockefeller Centre & get your picture taken on the Beam
  • Catch a show on Broadway
  • Head to the Hudson Yard & ascend to The Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere


New York City is the ultimate playground for anyone with a love for retail therapy! You can find everything from high street retailers to luxury boutiques all over the city, so there’s something to suit every budget. Head to the Upper East Side or the Hudson Yard shopping mall, both of which are filled with designer shops that are incredible to look around!

Bars & Restaurants

As I mentioned, The Edge is a must-visit while you’re in New York. It’s a great place to grab a drink, and the views are breathtaking. For food, this city has it all, from world-class restaurants with celebrity chefs to hole-in-the-wall joints serving up the best deep-dish pizza you've ever tasted.

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