New York, New York… When it comes to New York, there’s not enough words to describe the uniqueness and the greatness of this city! New York City, Or NYC, or Big Apple is the number one destination of travellers worldwide for many years and may never lose its first position in our preferences! A city that is magical, erotic, captivating, mysterious, but also cruel and dark! One thing is for sure about NYC, either you re gonna love it or hate it!
- American Museum of Natural History
- Central Park (It’s huge, you won’t get to see it all but walk at least a piece of it)-inside the Central Park has the Belvedere Castle which is very cute and has a nice view! It was the largest park made by man until the park of San Frascisco was created and took the lead! But it remains number one in everyone’s hearts!
- Empire State Building (if there isnt a huge tail go ahead, otherwise it’s not much of a extravaganza) Alternatively you can climb the top of the rock or the Tower One that is now the highest point.
- Grand Central Station (it is the largest metro station, very impressive, you will pass it several times while exploring the city)-Personally I love the spot because it has another era’s aroma, it appeals both nostalgia and romance that I trully love!
- Greenwich Village (area with many bars – cafes, very beautiful)
- Chelsea – Meatpacking (here there are a lot of bars and restaurants – go in the evening)
- Broadway (enter and check out what performances are on that day – it’s very nice, a little expensive but it’s worth it because it’s unique)
- Madame Tussauds New York (if you have gone to the one in London, do not go to that one as well)
- Madison Square Garden
- MOMA (Museumofmodernart –Do go! It is impressive and there is a great Winebar nearby the entrance)
- Rockefeller Center (It is very close to MOMA, you will definitely see it)
- Soho – Little italy – Chinatown (there has a lot of restaurants and bars, Soho has the best places for Brunch, it’s all fine)
- Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island (very touristy but, it is worth to see it if you are visiting New York for the first time)
- Times Square (very touristy too but you will definitely go there, don’t pay attention to all those who are dressed strangely because they ll ask you for money). All the shops around are fun to take a look at and buy something. For souvenirs the cheapest you’ll find are at Chinatown – you ll find 12 keyrings for 10 dollars while at the Times Square the same can be found for 5-10 dollar per keychain, and it’s the same keyrings exactly.
- Fifth Avenue – Madison Avenue (here’s all the Haute Couture shops like Chanel, Gucci, Prada, etc. – it’s nice for Window Shopping and for those who can afford it!)
- Ground Zero, Wall Street
- Definitely take the Metro to cross across and walk the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan. It’s a perfect ride.
- Woodbury (it’s the huge discount center in New Jersey, visit it firstly before you shop anywhere else, here you are going to need almost a whole day and it’s about 1.5 hour outside New York)
- Century 21 (It is a discount center in the NYC you can go just for a walk)
- Victoria’s Secret for some Underwear shopping, its kind of typical shopping for tourists when in US.
- Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s (only when there are sales – its the expensive one)
- Odeon (nice food, prices OK)
- Balthazar (nice for brunch – lunch, expensive)
- Les Halles (French restaurant, there are 2-3 of them, go to whichever suits you best, nice food, prices OK, try some onionsoup)
- Cipriani’s (the most famous Italian food in town, expensive – portions are quite small)
- ABC (of the best and most famous in the city, high prices)
- Sarabeth’s (Perfect for breakfast – brunch, prices OK)
- Some cheaper food choices (luckily for us): Burger King (Burger), Prêt a Manger (breakfast, Sandwhich), Le Pain quotidien (Breakfast, Sandwhich), Chipotle (MEX) Generally the salad bars are ok as well etc.
- La Esquina (Speak easy bar very cool awesome cocktails do not get surprised if you look from outside it is deli shop and you have to pass through the kitchen to enter the bar)
- Apotheke (speak Easy bar, very nice also and has various music nights)
- Please don’t Tell (Speak easy bar, it is very cool and to enter you enter a burger place through a phone booth.)
- Employees Only (very nice bar, rumour has it that you have to ask for Jose, to let you in… didnt try this one!)
- Boomboo Mat Standard Hotel (it is at the rooftop of Standard hotel and has fantastic views across the city, it is classy but it is worth to go once) and there may be a party at Le Bain which is the club just below the rooftop
- Jimmy at the James Hotel rooftop (very nice view – Soho)
- Dead Rabbit (the lower floor looks like Irish pub and the upper floor is a sit down cocktail bar)
- BOX (It is the most famous live show in the city, has very strict door)
- Macao (It’s more clubs, picks up nice people, it’s on Friday – Saturday)
- Electric Room (It’s a nightclub and you get in through a garage)
- Aldo Sohm Wine Bar (famous wine bar)
- The Shaksepeare (Cocktail bar)
- Suite 36 (American type bar)
- Upstate (bar restaurant)
- Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar (perfect for afternoon cocktails and Barfood, it is close to Fifth Avenue, perfect for after shopping)
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*all tips are given by a friend of ours who is a great traveller & we thank her