I must have been a 5 year old when I first heard about New York City. My fascination with New York began from a very young age, I must have read innumerable articles and books on New York and I must have watched umpteen number of movies and TV serials. I had not even visited the city and it was my most favorite city in the world. I was madly in love with New York City without visiting it.
Finally my dream came true, thanks to my husband. We planned a trip to the east coast of USA in July 2014. We stayed in New York for 7 days.
I was so excited to visit New York, I didn’t sleep at all during my long flight. We reached New York in the night and the city was looking magnificent with it’s amazing skyline. I was feeling very lucky to be there and make the most of my time in New York.
Crown Plaza in Manhattan was to be our home for the next seven days. New York City consists of five boroughs- Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island. All the five boroughs have their own must-see places. But Manhattan is the main destination.
New York is a global center of finance, fashion, art, architecture , technology and culture.
As there is too much traffic all the time, the best way to explore the city is by public transport and walking. Sight seeing buses and boats are also a good option to explore the city.I would definitely not suggest to rent a car especially in Manhattan.
New York is a fast paced city. A city which is very unique in the world. Soak in the art and culture of the city. NY has some of the best art galleries and museums. We enjoyed visiting them. It is the culinary capital of the world, the variety of cuisines is amazing. It has some of the best fine dining restaurants, cocktail bars, gastropubs and gourmet food trucks.
New York takes entertainment to the new level. When in NY enjoy the Broadway and off Broadway shows. New York also offers experimental theater, indie cinema, stand-up comedy, poetry readings, jazz and all kinds of music.
The New York skyline is filled with architectural wonders. Each and every neighborhood offers something different and new. Ahh! I am missing those days when I turned into an urban wanderer in New York.
1 Central Park
2 Times Square
3 Rockefeller Center
4 Empire State Building
5 Statue of Liberty
6 Metropolitan Museum of Art
7 Grand Central Terminal
8 American Museum of Natural History
9 St. Patrick’s Cathedral
10 National September 11 Memorial & Museum
11 Madison Square Garden
12 Brooklyn Bridge
13 Yankee Stadium
14 Carnegie Hall
15 New York Harbor
16 Chelsea Market
17 Meat packing District
18 Flatiron Building
19 Fifth Avenue
20 Wall Street
21 Greenwich Village
There are many more, but these are some of the places which come to my mind.
New York has so much to see and do. Shopping in Fifth Avenue was fun. We enjoyed dining at Hell’s Kitchen. New York is the place to unleash the urban wanderer in you and explore all the aspects of the city. Lastly, don’t forget to buy the ‘ I Love New York’ t-shirt. I bought a dozen of them and wear them when I am in a New York State of mind.
Oh New York I miss you and can’t wait to come back!