Travel: 3 Things I Love about New York City!

January 25, 2015
Accor Hotels are currently running an amazing competition to win a fabulous European trip and more, You can find out more info here. To enter you must write a blog post or film a video on the three things you love about your favourite city. 

It isn’t such a secret that after my visit in 2012 for my 18th birthday, I fell head over heels in love with New York City. Here’s three reasons why I love the Big Apple.

The city that never sleeps..

As once sung by Frank Sinatra, New York truly is the city that doesn’t sleep. Although I’d been told this many times, seeing the hustle and bustle of Times Square at all hours of the day and evening is mesmerizing. 

The city really looks beautiful at night, millions of lights twinkling throughout Manhattan, we took a late night trip to the top of the Empire State Building. The view is breathtaking.

The city that’s full of surprises..

When you think about visiting New York, places such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square and The Statue of Liberty come to mind. In a city like NYC, it’s full of unique surprises. Here’s a few unique places that I’d recommend visiting;

I never thought I would end up at the beach but Coney Island is actually the home to New York Aquarium and over 50 funfair attractions (as featured in Queen Bey’s ‘XO’ music video).

A great place to chill out and bask in the beautiful scenery is South Street Seaport which situated by the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s a lovely little area with shops, bars, live music and food.

Alice’s Tea Cup is a hidden gem which I highly recommend. A charming little tea room on the Upper West Side inspired by Alice In Wonderland. The menu was filled with delicious pancakes and scones and a large selection of tea’s. My whole family loved this place and it was truly delicious. 

If you’re looking for an American Diner experience with a twist, Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Broadway is the place. The waiters actually were singing Broadway numbers whilst serving the customers, the food was brilliant and overall it was pretty entertaining. 

I also want to mention Magnolia’s Bakery (as seen in Sex and the city) which possibly had the best cupcakes ever. 

Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!

New York is the place to get your shop on and as a self professed shopaholic, I was in heaven. Bloomingdales, Bergdorfs, BendelsMacy’s and Saks are all places not to miss and they are worth the visit even if you aren’t little miss shopping queen 😉 I’d also recommend going to Tiffany & Co. on 5th Avenue, It’s a beautiful building and if you want to treat yourself or treat a special someone in your life, everything is just amazing. I ended up getting a ‘Return to Tiffany New York’ bracelet to commemorate my trip.

I also really loved the Soho and Greenwich Village areas for shopping. There was lot’s of independent boutiques and american favorites like Victoria Secret, Brandy Melville and Sephora. I personally loved Marc Jacob’s book store ‘Bookmarc’ on Bleecker Street, filled with the best fashion books, stationary and accessories. 

The brilliant conversion rates between the pound and dollar means your bound to pick up a couple of bargains. Century 21 and Gabay’s Outlet are two stores I would recommend to find discounted designer garments. If you’re really determined for a bargain and don’t mind going on a day trip, Woodbury Common Premium Outlet which is an hour outside of Manhattan is the place to go. It’s like Cheshire Oaks and Bicester Village but even cheaper!  

I really am in love with New York, There’s no place like it in the world and I’m desperate to take another trip there. As you can imagine, there’s plenty more incredible things to be discovered and explored in the city that never sleeps.

Have you ever visited New York City? What’s your favourite city?

XOXO

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12 comments so far.

12 responses to “Travel: 3 Things I Love about New York City!”

  1. I have always wanted to visit New York, it's definitely the city of dreams!

    As someone who hasn't travelled out of the UK, I think this will be one of the first destinations I head of to as soon as school is finished x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk

  2. I haven't been since 2008! It's an incredible city, I absolutely love it. Century 21 is awesome, so is the East Village. 🙂

    Tara xo

  3. Eloise says:

    Awesome post, I went in 2013 and now really want to go back! Good luck wit the competition!

    xx

  4. So much to see and do, its on my wish list too … someday! Good luck i hope you win x

  5. Random_Hi_D says:

    Well, my favorite city is my hometown. But New York is one of the cities I've got listed in my travel bucket list. Thanks for sharing all these great stuff about it. As an Asian, it's expensive to travel to the US, so I get more motivated when I hear about great stuff like this.

  6. New York is great. I went there for New Years Eve a couple of years ago. Had an amazing time x

    Hannah

    themakeupjunkiesdiary.blogspot.co.uk

  7. I really like the sound of that tea room- it would be a perfect place for me to visit x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

  8. I would love the see the view from the Empire State building at night! It sounds amazing x

  9. * Helen * says:

    Fantastic post, never been to NYC but I'm dying to go!!

    I have a new outfit post on the blog, I would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise – Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

  10. Alexandra Tsirimokou says:

    It's my biggest dream to visit and maybe even live in the USA and specially New York, it just looks so so amazing! Really nice post 🙂

  11. Maja K says:

    How I wish to visit New York, now more than ever! All those places you mentioned- and waiters singing? I'd love to see that! 🙂 xx Maja

  12. Chloe Spicksley says:

    I'm in love with this post, it reminded me of why I want to visit New York so much – ultimate bucket list item. Would love to spend the holidays in New York.

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