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March 2017 Travel News



INTER is a spectacular time to be in New York. The temperatures may be cooler, but the City remains as energetic as ever.


New York City never hibernates. In this town, winter is no excuse to stay indoors. The City sparkles in snow- coated parks, on Broadway marquees and at festivals throughout the five boroughs.

Bright, blustery days energiSe urban explorers, who are never too far from the welcoming warmth of a wine bar, a Michelin - starred eatery or a cozy cafe. While hockey and basketball thrill spectators at Barclays, skaters glide on ice rinks around the City.


A pristine canvas for snowfall, the Bronx’s sprawling parkland is dotted with indoor respites like the historic Van Cortlandt House Museum and Bartow-Pell Mansion. Starting in February, the New York Botanical Garden summons spring with its famous annual Orchid Show, showcasing thousands of species alongside free events and activities.

Of course, no visit to the Bronx is complete without a stroll along Arthur Avenue, where authentic Italian markets and restaurants dish up some of the City’s best comfort food.


From Prospect Park’s rolling hills to the Brooklyn Heights promenade, this borough’s beauty shines with wintry appeal.

New York is famous for it’s graffitti art There’s much to explore: sample belly-warming Magical Miami is world class!

LOCATED in Southeast Florida, the bustling city of Miami – known as the 'Magic City' – is a truly world- class destination full of great tourist hotspots. Rich with history, the city has 13 different neighbourhoods containing several historical locations and landmarks.

Coconut Grove – Miami's Village – offers a cosmopolitan village atmosphere where visitors can indulge themselves with a visit to some inspiring art

On-board investment

DELTA has introduced complimentary meals on some of its longest domestic flights, including transcontinental routes between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco.

The airline is be the only US carrier to offer complimentary fresh meals from nose to tail on select coast-to-coast routes.

Delta offer complimentary meals in the Main Cabin on flights between JFK and LAX/SFO and on April 24, the airline will expand complimentary meals to 10 other major domestic markets.

The enhancement is part of Delta’s ongoing multi-million dollar investment in the on- board customer experience.

galleries and cutting edge bars and nightclubs. It is also home to the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse, an acclaimed home for live theatre since 1956, which has been a South Florida landmark for more than 75 years.

Miami isn't just an adult paradise – kids can have a fun-filled time at the Miami Children's Museum, the Seaquarium and Jungle Island.

Children and adults alike will be amazed at Jungle Island, which is home to over 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, and the best trained bird show in the world. Here the exotic birds are not caged or roofed in, they 'fly free'.

One of the first 'free-range' zoos in America, the Miami MetroZoo is fast becoming a top visitor attraction – the exhibits are completely cageless. One of the best zoos in America, its climate allows it to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa.

Animals are grouped according to their geographic territory and animals that live together peacefully in the wild are placed in exhibits together.

If it's some history you're looking for, then look no further than the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Built by agricultural industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens features a main house, 10 acres of formal gardens, a hardwood hammock, and soon-to-be-restored historic village. A serene and stunningly beautiful retreat in the heart of Miami, Vizcaya is open to the public 364 days a year.

UNDER THE BOARDWALK: The beautiful Miami Beach

If you're looking for a little more nature and adventure then Everglades National Park is for you. With over 1.5 million acres of swamp, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, Everglades is one of the most unusual and unique public parks in America.

Located on the southern tip of Florida, the park is home to more than 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. Visit for more information.

lagers at Brooklyn Brewery, see a ground- breaking performance at BAM or watch the Nets’ and Islanders’ seasons heat up at Barclays Center. Wanderers can unwind in eclectic restaurants, music halls and consignment shops, while families keep cozy at Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Junior’s - home to NYC’s most famous cheesecake.


Winter is a wonderful time to explore Manhattan. You can catch the latest exhibitions at the Met and MoMA, snag a hot Broadway ticket or sought-after restaurant table and find great deals at Fifth Avenue department stores and SoHo boutiques. A sense of serenity falls over Central Park, where runners, cyclists and wanderers remain undeterred by the cold. If you must hibernate, Manhattan has some of the best hotels in the world for it.


Eating often tops the agenda for Queens visitors; try souvlaki in Astoria, dumplings in Flushing and empanadas in Jackson Heights for just a taste of its offerings. After you dine, bundle up and head to

Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Relics of the 1964 World’s Fair — like the Unisphere and the NewYork Hall of Science — dot the landscape. Cementing Queens’ artistic reputation are cultural institutions like the Museum of the Moving Image, the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, an alfresco gallery overlooking the East River.


Staten Island’s treasures feel all the more exclusive during winter’s quiet months. Dress warmly for the 25- minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan; you’ll disembark in historic St. George, whose spectacular gilded theatre hosts concerts, comedy and theatre year- round.

It’s walking distance from the National Lighthouse Museum and a short bus ride from Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Within the latter’s 83-acre campus are 23 historic buildings housing various museums, and nine gardens that are especially picturesque when blanketed in snow.

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