Want to visit New York but want more information? My travel guide should give you some ideas.
New York, also known as ‘The Big Apple’, is one of the most desirable locations for anyone looking at a trip across the pond. There’s so much to do, it’s difficult to know where to even begin. Thankfully, I’ve been and experienced it so I’ll pass on a little bit of advice based on my experience.
What Makes New York Special?
Where do I even begin to explain this – the reasons are endless. New York is a bustling city, packed full of culture, history and landmarks. Alongside this, there’s plenty of restaurants, bars and coffee spots ready to be explored. I loved how busy, yet friendly New York was. It honestly is the city that never sleeps, and no matter what time of day you choose to explore, I’m sure you’ll find something to do.
What three things must you do?
1. Visit Central Park
Right in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is an iconic destination. The fact that the urban park has over 40 million visitors a year should give you enough of a reason to visit. I could quite easily spend an entire day in the park, there’s honestly so much to do. Whether you’re rollerskating through the park, watching some dancers or having a bite to eat, you’ll definitely be entertained.
2. View The Statue Of Liberty
Good old Lady Liberty. She truly is breathtaking, and you really have to see it to believe it. If you want to see her up close, I’d recommend booking your tickets before you go. Unfortunately, I didn’t do that so could only admire from a distance. However, don’t fret. There’s actually a ferry that goes from Manhattan to Staten Island and the view is just as good.
3. Shop Until Your Heart Is Content
If you go to New York and don’t go shopping, you’ve done it wrong. There’s a shopping location in pretty much every district of New York. From big department stores, to smaller local concessions, there’s something here for everyone. I’ll still never forget this shirt I decided not to buy from Banana Republic, and to this day, I still can’t find anything that suits my style more. What’s the reason for me telling you that? If you’re in New York, go with your instincts. Buy what you want and deal with the aftermath another time.
There is genuinely so much to do in New York, but this post would be too long! If you venture there, don’t forget to check out Times Square, One World Trade Centre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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