Where should you head for a long-haul city break?

Head out to the world’s most iconic cities and lap up in the spectacular show they put on. Don’t limit yourself to a short-haul destination, when there are so many long-haul city breaks that tick all the boxes and more.  Switch it up with a city break further afield, followed by a beach stay after! The world really is your oyster.

New York, USA

The city that never sleeps is the ultimate city break; a dazzling hub of culture, history and entertainment.  From incredible shows on Broadway to catching a baseball game in the Bronx, you’ll never be short of activities. A must-visit is a trip to the top of the Empire State Building, get your camera ready for this one as the views are something else. To get your shopping fix, head to Fifth Avenue and indulge yourself with big names such as Saks, Tiffany & Co., Armani and more. Head to the home of the world-famous singing waitstaff and some of the best food in the country, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, and you won’t be able to stop yourself tapping your feet along with the show taking place around you.

New York skyline The city that never sleeps

Boston, USA

Think colonial history and cutting-edge innovation and you’ll have Boston down to a T. The restaurant scene is a dynamic experience, with a choice of acclaimed restaurants to local hidden gems you’re sure to find somewhere to please any taste bud. Each of the city’s neighbourhoods has a story, each with their own tone and style from Back Bay’s cosmopolitan streets to North End’s 17-century streets.  Today it’s known as one of the country’s most forward-thinking and barrier-breaking cities. Arts have thrived ever since the 19th century where Boston’s cultural stage has expanded the art, music and theatre scenes. Our top tip for Boston: eat as much seafood as possible and indulge in the local specialities! 

Boston skyline Boston skyline

Toronto, Canada

Toronto is Canada's east coast wonder city. It's Canada's answer to Manhattan, the young and vibrant city is infectious. It's a top choice for a city break holiday and after just one holiday you will want to pack your bags and move here. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes, the surrounding Greater Toronto Area is the country's cultural, financial and entertainment hub. This is what makes holidays to Toronto so attractive to people wanting to explore Canadian Culture. Canada's largest city is buzzing and fast-paced, alive with fun and excitement making for a very enjoyable trip.  Toronto offers one of the best shopping areas in the world, so whether you are planning a shopping trip with friends or just want to squeeze in some retail therapy, the Eaton Centre should definitely be number one on your list.  

Toronto Toronto skyline at evening

Dubai, UAE

It’s no secret that Dubai is a playground for young to old. With so many incredible attractions, amazing shopping and limitless dining opportunities, you really are in for a holiday of a lifetime. From beachside fun, indoor thrills to skiing in a mall, Dubai really does have it all. The Burj Khalifa is a true icon Dubai, standing at 828 metres high, the world's tallest tower dominates the Dubai skyline, but you need to get up close and personal and venture inside to truly appreciate it. Head to the 124th floor for the observation deck for outstanding views of Dubai, topped only by the views for the Top Sky Lounge on floor 148. Located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, you'll find an awe-inspiring water dance which gives the Bellagio a run for its money. This popular dancing water show jets water streams as high as 150 metres in the air.  

Dubai Dubai skyline lit up

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur has long been in the running when it comes to an impressive city break, it’s a feast for all senses. You’ll find skyscrapers dominating the skylines, mega-sized shopping malls, epic street markets and lively nightspots. To truly connect with the locals, indulge in their two favourite things: shopping and eating. The glitzy malls are like nothing you’ve seen before full of designer fashion as well as bargains. As you stroll the city on foot, you’ll find yourself discovering some of the best dining spots: hawker stalls and traditional neighbourhood kopitiam (coffee shops)! 

Kuala Lumpur Bustling Kuala Lumpur

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