New York, the Big Apple; they say if you can make it there you can make it anywhere, and when you have a look at all there is to do, it’s not hard to see why. It just so happens that New York is conveniently located in one of the 80 countries where you can use Vodafone’s $5 Roaming – so you can use your Vodafone plan for just $5 extra per day during your stay in New York. To break down New York city into just five highlights is no easy task, but in this article, we will show you the top five ways to see this big and beautiful city.

Take in a show

Many of the world’s biggest and most esteemed theatre productions are performed on Broadway. If you love a good show and want an excuse to dress up a little, then going out to a big Broadway show is a great way to spend the night – however be aware that you’ll need to get in quick to arrange tickets, as the more popular shows can be sold out months in advance. If you’d prefer a more relaxed evening but still want to see some live performance, you could check out the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. This is one of the world most famous comedy sketch clubs with some very notable alumni including Donald Glover, Kate McKinnon, Ben Schwartz, Aubrey Plaza, and Amy Poehler (to name a few).

Reach new heights

The Empire State building is the 44th tallest building in the world, and the 5th tallest building in New York City. It has been an iconic landmark feature in film and television and (being the first building to breach the 100-floor mark) is a symbol of New York’s fast paced, sophisticated and ambitious lifestyle. The observation deck, on the 86th floor, give you one-of-a-kind panoramic view of the Big Apple. Another high reaching and note-worthy landmark in New York is the Statue of Liberty. Standing at an impressive 93 meters tall, this neo-classical sculpture was a gift to America from the French people to commemorate the relationship built between the two countries during the American Revolution. Visitors can explore the museum in the base of the statue, and even climb to the crown for a breathtaking view of the New York Skyline.

Get cultured

New York has plenty to offer for those with a more academic inclination. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (otherwise known as ‘The Met’) and the Museum of Natural History are two world famous institutions housing many celebrated artefacts. Both museums are also pop culture landmarks in their own right. The famed annual Met Gala is of course hosted by the Met Museum; and the Museum of Natural History has been a featured landmark in books, games, film and television.

See the lights

To quote ‘Empire State of Mind’, “Big lights will inspire you, let’s hear it for New York”. If you’re travelling to New York, it is highly recommended that you venture out in the evening to see the city lights. They are bright, colourful, and a true testament to the idea that cities never sleep. Two excellent and publicly accessible viewing destinations for taking in New York’s everyday lights display are Times Square and The Brooklyn Bridge. Pro tip: if you choose to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge it can take up to half an hour, and in winter it can get extremely cold – but the view is worth it!

Escape the Concrete Jungle

If you’re getting tired of the urban experience and miss seeing green, look no further than the High Line or Central Park. The High Line is a stylised public green space built on an old elevated freight line – a park in the sky. The High Line has become a symbol of the shift toward eco-friendly urban planning, and an example of how cities can make something special out of old industrial spaces. On the High Line, visitors can walk, enjoy the view, taste food, watch street performers and more! Central Park hardly needs an explanation — it is 843 acres of stunning public space, and it is one of the most famous urban parks in the world.


With Vodafone $5 Roaming, travel further and stay connected. You can use Vodafone’s $5 Roaming with your phone, tablet or postpaid mobile broadband plan for just $5 extra a day in 80 countries, for up to 90 days in a calendar year. Countries may vary, so check the list of included countries before you travel. If you’re on a Vodafone Infinite or Plus Plan, you can only use Max Speed data with $5 Roaming, along with your call and text inclusions. If you’re on an Ultra+ Plan, you can use unlimited mobile data on your phone.

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Luke Ellery


Luke Ellery,

Luke is an enthusiastic writer with a background in creative writing and content marketing. He began his content journey in Auckland, managing a wedding blog. Luke considers himself a passionate grammarian and a thorough researcher; skills he undoubtedly picked up while completing his postgraduate studies in Ancient History. In his spare time, Luke peruses the specials aisle in the supermarket, and works to pay for the backyard that his future dogs deserve.