New York is perfect. There is seriously no other place like it. I (A) have been lucky enough to live just about 45 minutes or so outside of the city, so I spend as much time there as possible.
Here is our daytime guide to New York City:
- The High Line- The relatively short buildings of the Meatpacking District provide for a beautiful view of the Hudson.
- I love museums and New York just happens to have some of the best museums in the world. Whether its The Frick, The Met, MOMA, The Museum of Natural History, The Guggenheim...the list could go on and on. Madame Tussauds isn't exactly a museum, but it more like a gallery of wax figures. Who doesn't love posing next to a wax figure of Jackie O?
- 'Tis the season...to go ice skating (for free) in Bryant Park! Although it is lovely to visit Rockefeller Center during the winter, the rink is just way too crowded. If you to Bryant Park earlier enough, you can avoid the crowds and skate for as long as you wish!
- Enjoy afternoon tea at The Plaza. A truly unforgettable experience. Enough said.
- The Central Park Boathouse is an incredibly serene area of the park in the middle of a crazy, bustling city that really doesn't ever sleep. I recommend taking a break from the hustle and bustle to sit by the water.
- You should feel obligated to see a Broadway Show in New York! You will not regret it.
- Shopping. You can find anything from cute little boutiques to the typical chain stores. And you can find them pretty much anywhere. Department stores like Barney's, Bergdorf's, Bloomingdales, Bendel's, Saks, ect. are full of so much selection. Go downtown and you can find some major treasures. I also suggest going to sample sales (quite an experience to say the least), which is something you can't do in many other places.
- I probably shouldn't be suggesting to ride bikes in the city, considering the fact that the cabbies are crazy and no one stops for anyone else, but I seriously love riding my bike in the city. Also, you can ride your bike along the West Side Highway and get an incredible view of the Hudson.
Places to Eat:
Heads up for our nighttime guide sometime next week!