Brussels is a diverse town with restaurants, museums and an active art scene. New York is a big city known for its skyscrapers, theater and diverse neighborhoods. Those traveling from Brussels to New York can book cheap airline tickets, find hotel information or look for vacation packages on Orbitz.com.
Aeroport Bruxelles National is located northwest of the city on Steenokkerzeel. Most hotels in the area offer a free shuttle service to the airport, and public bus transportation is available for 10 euros, which is about $12.26. Flights to New York are provided by British Airways, Delta, American Airlines and US Airways. Those wanting to park a vehicle at the airport can do so in one of the many designated parking spaces. Lock Parking is available for 25 euros, or about $30.65, per day. Economy parking costs 16 euros, or approximately $19.62, per day. If you have some extra time and would like to grab a snack or meal, Pizza Hut Express, Belgian Beer Cafe, Starbucks and The Chocolate Company are all located in Pier A. Welcome Bar, Helixir Smoothies Bar and Segafredo Espresso Bar are among the dining establishments located in Pier B.
Located on the New York Harbor, this great city is home to more than 19 million people. The area was originally settled by a Native American tribe known as the Lenape. Peter Minuit eventually purchased the Manhattan area from the Lenape for about $24 and became the city's first governor. The city is now a thriving metropolis and home to numerous corporations and the famous New York Stock Exchange.
John F. Kennedy International Airport, also known as JFK, is probably the most well-known airport servicing the city. LaGuardia and Newark Liberty Airport also service the area, and travelers can choose the airport that best serves their needs. Those arriving at JFK can take an NYC Airporter bus to Grand Central Station or Penn Station for $15.75. Taxi companies offer a trip from the airport to Manhattan for a flat rate of $45. Travelers landing at LaGuardia can also take an NYC Airporter bus to Grand Central Station or Penn Station, and the fare is only $12.75. A taxi ride from this airport to Manhattan can cost anywhere from $21 to $30. Newark Liberty Airport is located across the harbor in New Jersey. Those hoping to grab a taxi and head into New York should be aware of the $5 surcharge that is applied to all trips into the city except to locations in Staten Island. AirTrain Newark will take visitors to Penn Station for $12.50.
The weather in New York City varies. Temperatures in August can soar into the 80s, and temperatures in January can dip below freezing. Spring is generally warm with light rain, and summers are sunny and warm. June has pleasant weather and is a great time to visit if you are planning to check out Central Park or hop on a roller coaster at Coney Island. New Year's Eve is a busy time for this active city. Nearly 1 million people flock to Times Square each year to ring in the New Year.
New York is home to numerous well-known landmarks, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a wonderful place to spend the day, and night owls can trek to one of the local comedy clubs, such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Visitors from Brussels will find many things to enjoy in New York any time of the year. With its active nightlife, serene harbor and award-winning theatrical performances, this city almost never sleeps. Book your flight from Brussels to New York on Orbitz.com to find some of the lowest prices and best deals around.
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