The Big Apple & The Big Easy 

The perfect pair

Double your stateside fun by pairing the fabulous metropolis of New York City with the swagger of New Orleans. It takes less than four hours to fly between the two. Sure, they’ve got similarities—a love of jazz, for starters, and they’ve both grown from a melting pot of cultures. But you’ll enjoy their contrasts in pace and atmosphere making this twin-centre illuminating and entertaining in equal measure.

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New York

The Big Apple

If you’re a New York newbie, Midtown is your go-to. Shop on Fifth Avenue, catch the skyline views from the Empire State Building, gaze up at the billboards of Times Square, stroll through Central Park, and finish up with cocktails somewhere fabulous on Broadway. Or live life like a New Yorker and experience the city away from the well-trodden tourist trails, following the hipsters to pockets of NYC that are all about the now and next.

What to do in New York

Right through the very heart of it

Make every second count. Feast your way around Brooklyn with a local guide, visiting classic mom-and-pop businesses. Get to know Alexander Hamilton’s New York on a walking tour of Wall Street. If there’s a Knicks game on at Madison Square Garden when you’re in town, get tickets to experience the buzz of American sports fandom.

Where to stay in New York

Style it your way

Get to know why the Lower East Side is the place to be, what makes Hudson Yards so lusted after or why SoHo’s crown never slips. Then again, you could hang out with Brooklynites, the loft-loving residents of Tribeca, or the Harlem crowd.

New Orleans

The Big Easy

Come for the year-round party. Stay for the history and mystique. New Orleans is a magical blend of cultures and influences with a history steeped in drama and tragedy. Explore the people, places, traditions, and events that make this city so vibrant.

What to do in New Orleans

Let the good times roll

If this is your first time in New Orleans, check off the must-dos: a streetcar ride, beignets at Café du Monde, and a cruise on the mighty Mississippi, complete with a jazz band. Opt for a Go City All-Inclusive Pass for all the tours, attractions, swamps, cruises, and history you can handle.

Where to stay in New Orleans

The neighbourhoods to know

The French Quarter is classic NOLA—the version immortalised in books, TV, and film. Meander through the boutique and bar-lined streets, swept along by a jazz soundtrack. If you stay in a neighbourhood away from the French Quarter, a different side of NOLA comes alive: design hotels, destination restaurants, and see-and-be-seen bars.