I recently spent 6 days in New York City, and had the most incredible time. It was my second time in the states, my first trip was to San Fran, and I enjoyed it even more. If you have a few days to spend in New York City, read on!
Statue of Liberty
One of our first stops during our 6 days in New York City was The Statue of Liberty. Although I’m not always into super touristy things, this was a breathtaking experience, we went all the way into the crown and could see for miles. However, there was a tiny spiral staircase of 168 steps and could old fit about 5 people at a time when you get up there. So maybe not for those that don’t like small spaces!
There was also a museum in the pedestal that had some great information about how the statue was made, brought to the US, how it was built etc. It really was a lot more interesting than I first imagined!
One tip though I feel is a must, is pre-booking and getting Q-jump tickets! There are no on the day tickets for going up to the crown from what we were told, so it’s important to pre-book if you’re wanting to go up! As well as this, there were huge lines of ques if you hadn’t pre-booked! The Q-jump tickets weren’t that much more expensive from what I was told, and going up to the crown compared to just the pedestal was about $2 more per person, well worth your money!
Empire State Building
The Empire State was an amazing experience, with even more amazing views! The wait to get in honestly wasn’t that long, though I’m told a lot of people like to go for sunset, so it gets pretty busy then!
We went mid-day, maybe about 1pm, and what I didn’t know is that the building is open till 2am, so if you can’t squeeze it in during the day, try in the evening after your meal for a beautiful view of NYC at night.
The Food of NYC
Another thing I was really looking forward to during the 6 days in New York City that we had, was the food! I was determined to eat my body weight in wings and milkshakes. Some of my favourite places to eat were Blondie’s Sports Bar (no website so linked to their menu that has their address on) on the Upper West Side, Black Tap (check out that milkshake!) in Soho and The Harold in the centre of Manhattan.
You can read my more in depth post about the food I have in NYC here!
Blondie’s did the best range of alcoholic drinks, had a great atmosphere and some of the best buffalo wings I have EVER tasted! Whereas Black Tap did some of the most amazing milkshakes I have ever seen – this one was the cookies and cream one! Basically a desert and a drink in one!
The Harold had the most amazing brunch menu I have ever seen, and these buttermilk pancakes were soooo dreamy! I would really recommend this place if you’re in central Manhattan!
I had the most amazing time in the fast moving city, I hope I’ve helped you with a few ideas on what to do and look for when out and about in NYC!