City Guide: New York

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New York might just be the best city in the world. With its iconic skyline, the culture and the food, there’s a reason they sell so many ‘I love New York’ T-Shirts. There is nowhere quite like it. Tourists will instinctively head to the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, but there is plenty more on offer. These are our tips to get right into the heart of the city and make the most of your time in New York..

West Village

Get lost in the zig-zag streets and charming markets. It’s the only place in New York that breaks away from the strict block roads and you can wander around for hours. You’ll find all the best coffee shops and bakeries here. This makes it the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York.

The Highline

This hidden gem in Chelsea is relatively unknown to tourists but it’s worth hunting it out. It used to be a railway line above the city, before it was converted into a beautiful walkway. At around 1.5 miles long, it’s a short walk; though you’ll want to take it very slowly. Lined with hundred of plants and flowers, you can stroll high amongst the buildings. Deep within New York’s cultural hub, the architecture surrounding you is quite remarkable. It’s the perfect place for a romantic walk or just somewhere to take some time to yourself.


You should always be trying out the local food on your travels, but especially in New York. You’ll want to try a pizza in Little Italy and sample a bagel from a street vendor. New York is also home to the Cronut. The Cronut is a recent creation of the Dominique Ansel Bakery. A cross between a croissant and a donut, it is a delicious sweet pastry hybrid. The Cronut is so popular you often see a queue around the corner, so show up early.

Feel Like A Superstar

The city is home to countless superstars and celebrities. Why not hire a limo for the evening and pretend that you are part of the crowd. With a little hunting, it’s not hard to find a cheap NJ limo service and the city is yours to explore. You could cruise through Times Square or take a trip through Broadway. Hit the bars and find the perfect Manhattan cocktail, then back to the limo for the next stop! Live the high life, you earned it.

Take To The Roof

New York has the world’s most recognisable skyline. With plenty of famous landmarks you’ll want to get high enough to look across them. There are hundreds of restaurants and bars offering incredible views. Your hotel or apartment may even have roof access where you can lay out a picnic and enjoy the view. However, the best views are at the top of the Empire State Building and at the top of the Rockefella Center. You can’t go wrong with either of them. Aim to get up there for sunset and you’ll really see the city at her best.

There is far more to New York than the traditional tourist haunts. Take your time to wander the city and drink it in. You’ll soon feel like a true New Yorker!

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