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Christmas Shopping in New York and Miami

Miami & New York

An ideal December getaway; begin by soaking up some winter sun in Miami before flying to New York for your Christmas shopping on Madison Avenue. Try ice skating in Central Park before dipping into a sumptuous restaurant or catching a Broadway show.

At a Glance

  • Head to Miami for a little December sun before flying to New York

  • Arm yourselves with a credit card ready to experience some of the best Christmas Shopping in New York

  • Select from a range of boutique New York hotels

  • Option to include personal shoppers, theater tickets and private helicopter flights to make the most of your stay

  • Think about adding some time in the beautiful Florida Keys

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Florida and New York makes for an ideal winter combination, with temperatures in Florida hovering around 23 degrees in the day so you can easily escape the harsh British winter for a few days of pure relaxation at the chic 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami. The direct flight from London takes about 9.5 hours and from there you can relax to your heart's content and enjoy fabulous dining and nightlife in the heart of Miami's vibrant South Beach.

Fly to New York, which takes about 3 hours, and don your overcoat as you might well see a light dusting of snow on the Big Apple. We have suggested a stay at the The Mark on the Upper East Side and an ideal base for shopping so you don't have to carry your bags too far.

Whilst in New York, you can explore the amazing department stores (think Bloomingdales, Macy's, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman & Barneys) with their Christmas windows full of ideas and inside offering you almost anything you can imagine. Maybe hit the upmarket boutiques on Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue (think Prada, Gucchi and Chanel). Venture to Soho's Princes Street or Greenwich Village for independent boutiques and also try out the converted warehouses of the Meatpacking District. New York is all about those big discounts, and we know where to find that hugely discounted iPad, digital camera or designer outlets. For those wanting an interesting shopping experience, take the subway to Williamsburg before walking back across Brooklyn Bridge. For 'boho-hippie chic' and a cousin of Soho, try Nolita, north of Little Italy for the niche designer outlets. If you are on the hunt for something for the children then always try FAO Schwartz.

Have a quick peak at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree - it is usually about 65 feet tall with 5 miles of lights! As you will have seen countless times in the movies, a little ice-skating adventure and nearby the Rockefeller Ice Rink can be your next stop. Otherwise head to Central Park for the Wollman Rink. Before you return home, you must catch a show on Broadway, head to one of New York's hottest restaurants or take a helicopter over its dramatic skyline. All these experiences and more can be arranged through Scott Dunn.

Return to the UK with a winter tan, all your shopping done and all the more excited about spending a fantastic Christmas at home.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Miami
4 nights

Miami, Florida

1 Hotel South Beach
Fly Miami to New York
3 nights

New York, United States of America

The Mark
Fly home from New York

Location & Directions

Miami & New York

1 Hotel South Beach is located north of Ocean Drive on Miami's famous South Beach, approximately a 30-minute transfer away from Miami International Airport. The Mark is located on the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, just steps away from Central Park.

When to go

Summer or winter, rain or shine, there's always great stuff going on in New York, so when you're planning a trip, there's no real "best" or "worst" time to go. Snowfalls are not uncommon in winter but the festive atmosphere is fantastic and makes it perfect for doing your Xmas shopping. September to December is conference season in New York, and we would advise booking early for travel during this period.

In December, Miami temperatures average between 16°C and 30°C, and average rainfall is a mere 2.14in per month making this an ideal time to visit.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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