York and New York – two cities that might share a name but are very different in reality! These cities are some of the best places to go to in their respective countries and they are each packed with culture and history. What are some of the key differences between York and New York? Let’s take a look!

Getting There

For ease, let’s start things off in the UK. If you want to head to York, you can do so in a number of ways. Many people like to drive, and it certainly gives you the option of exploring the Yorkshire Dales in the wider county. However, York is a medieval city which leaves it a little bit short on parking spaces. This means that many prefer to take the train. With connections running into York from all over the country, it should not be too difficult for you to get there.

To get to New York, you will most likely want to fly. Travelling to New York from UK is fairly straightforward and can be done so from most major UK airports. Just make sure that you have an in-date passport and all the right documentation! You could, of course, also opt for a transatlantic cruise if you really want to, but we have a feeling most will want to fly!


York and New York are both bustling cities with many landmarks to explore. When in York, you should take in the splendour of York Minster before wandering through the picturesque Shambles. Don’t forget to stop by the National Railway Museum to find out more about the railways of the UK, and if you want to get some exercise you can walk around the ancient city walls.

Where do we start with New York City? Of course, there are the big attractions like Lady Liberty, the Empire State Building and Times Square. You also need to explore the Met and take in a Broadway show. Don’t forget to check out Wall Street, and if you’re feeling energetic, take a walk through Central Park too!


Whether you go to York or New York, you can guarantee that you are going to eat well. You need to make sure that you track down a Yorkshire pudding in York. These are often found accompanying British roast dinners and form a major part of the classic dish toad-in-the-hole. It is best eaten soaked in gravy!

New York is known for two things – its hot dogs and its pizza. You can find plenty of places to grab both all across the city! In fact, no matter what you want to eat, you will be able to find it in New York. This rich mixing pot of cultures has resulted in some of the finest kitchens in the world! New York also has some of the finest street vendors in the world – a visit to New York without sampling street vendor food is a travesty

So, which is better – York or New York? That is simply impossible to answer since both are amazing in their own right! There is only one choice; you will have to explore them both for yourself. Which one will you check out first?


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