New York City is one of, if not the greatest city in the world. I visited New York City 2 years ago to this day and was only 18 at the time of my visit. We flew from Manchester Airport, on my longest flight to date. Which at only 6 and a half hours is still relatively short for a flight. After landing at JFK and grabbing a taxi to our hotel (we stayed at the gorgeous Sheraton, Times Square) I was in awe automatically at the grandeur of Manhattan whilst driving over the George Washington Bridge. I knew then that this was going to be a magical trip and magical it was. So here we go this is my New York City Guide.
New York City is made of numerous amounts of boroughs including Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens. Most tourists who visit New York City will stay in Manhattan, home to the majority of the iconic New York City landmarks. The location of our hotel ‘The Sheraton, Times Square‘ was absolutely perfect. Situated on Times Square, we we’re walking distance from the centre of Times Square and also from one of my favourite places on the planet, Central Park.
Central Park is absolutely gorgeous and seeing the strict contrast from city to greenery is crazy. Sitting sunbathing near a gorgeous lake with tree’s and what’s that? A skyscraper. It’s crazy. I would definitely recommend sitting in the park on a sunny day, just looking at your surroundings. Nothing else. Just take in the beautiful Manhattan skyline. I was told by a few people before my trip that even though the Empire State Building is higher and obviously more well known. The best view from the top of Manhattan actually comes from the Rockefeller Centre’s Observation Deck. With an open aired 360 degree platform, you can see every corner of New York City. From the Upper East Side to the Financial District, the views go on for miles and miles.
Just look at that view, so incredible. I’ve never felt such awe in my life whilst on top of the Rock. You literally feel on top of the world. Over 60 floors in a matter of seconds in the elevator… crazy. Any fans of Gossip girl? Of course there is xoxo. Well when in Manhattan, you have to go and see all the iconic places from the series! You may even see a wild Serena doing some dirty deeds Or, you could just see thousands of tourists doing the exact same thing as you at the Met Museum. Other than that, seeing the usual landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty is something you must do on your first trip to the big city.
New York City isn’t a city you can see in one 5 day trip. It’s a city where you’ll find something new and exciting every time you visit. It’s a place the oozes a vibrant energy that fulfils every ounce of your being. It’s why artists such as Taylor Swift and Frank Sinatra have written songs about the city. From 1980 to 2017, the magic has passed generations and captures people from every walk of life.
There’s so much more to say on this incredible city so every couple of weeks I’ll be updating this post to include some more moments of my trip and what you should definitely see if you visit!
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