New York City
As a Camp America participant, you are give a FREE London to New York return flight and therefore you are GUARANTEED to spend at least some time, in New York City. Everyone’s seen it on TV (Friends, Home Alone 2, Ghostbusters) and everyone knows the tourist hot-spots (Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building) – but New York has to be seen to be believed...
If shopping is your thing, then you couldn’t be anywhere else better in the world! If you’re looking for something chic and unique, head to Soho and check out its plethora of boutiques and flagship branded stores. If you’re looking for a bargain, head to Chinatown where you can also sample some of the best Chinese food outside of China. And if it’s the high-end stuff you’re into, get up to Fifth Avenue, where you’re met with wall-to-wall super-brands, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffanys.
If you’re a big sports fan then there may not be a better city to see sport played, at the highest level. Take the Subway up to the Bronx to see the world-famous New York Yankees – where you can sit in the bleachers for $10! (There’s also 160+ baseball games per season – so you’ll never not get a ticket!) If baseball’s not your cup of tea then check out the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden (where you’ll maybe catch Jay-Z and Beyonce court-side). At Madison Square Garden you’ll also find the New York Rangers, who are the resident Ice-Hockey team of New York. The US Open Tennis Finals usually kicks off at the end of August, so if you’re a big tennis fan you can take the train out to Flushing Meadows and see the world’s best players compete for the final Grand Slam of the year. And if American sports just aren’t your thing, then take the train out to the Red Bull Arena to see the New York Red Bulls; where you’ll maybe see Thierry Henry, Teemu Tainio and even Wayne Rooney’s brother John, in action.
Cultural/tourist wise; you’d need 6 months in New York to see and do everything! Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, take the ferry out to Ellis Island and see Lady Liberty, check out a free-gig in Central Park at the Summerstage, go to Katz’ Delhi (where they filmed When Harry Met Sally) in East Village for the biggest pastrami sandwich you’ll ever see,One Day Trek - Slice of New York and see the city with an expert tour guide?
All in all, there’s potentially not a greater city in the world – and with Camp America, we’re providing you with a fantastic platform to explore all the city has to offer!