For a crazy wild place like New York it’s no wonder that planning a trip to NY can become a little overwhelming. To make it a little easier, I’ve created a bucket list for first timers.
- Greenwich Village
Located in Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village is made up of pretty apartments and cutesy cafés. If looking to take a break, my friend and I stopped at a little Mexican restaurant- La Contenta Oeste which I would totally recommend for their welcoming service. For those fans of f•r•i•e•n•d•s, you may want to check out the apartment located at the corner of Grove Street.
- World Trade Centre and 9/11 Memorial
Also located in Lower Manhattan, the World Trade Centre is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. It’s a location with much history and is definitely deserving of a place on the bucket list.
- The Statue of Liberty
For close up views of this monument, take a ferry ride around the coast. You can also capture some astonishing views of Manhattan’s skyline!
The American Museum of Natural History is free to visit but donations are accepted. Once you arrive and get your tickets you can decide how much you would like to pay. You may also want to check out The Met and MoMA.
- Upper East Side
I cannot deny the fact that my obsession with Gossip Girl sparked my attraction to the glamour and dazzle of the Upper East Side. It’s the perfect location to stop for a stylish photoshoot and then wander through Central Park.
- Times Square
Positioned in Midtown Manhattan, Times Square needs to be seen in both day and night. After stepping outside from watching a broadway show, I thought it was still light outside from the immensity of bright flashing lights. With New York being the home to broadway, a trip to the Big Apple just wouldn’t be the same without watching a show. I bought tickets for Aladdin at The New Amsterdam Theatre and could honestly rave about it all! The costumes, singing and dancing all added to a magical performance.
- The Empire State Building
For outstanding views of NYC, a visit to the worlds most famous observation deck is the place to be. Once you reach the top, make sure to just stop and take in the beautiful sight.
- Coney Island
Travelling around NYC can be super tiring especially when you’re playing tourist non-stop. For a more chilled out day yet still exciting, take a trip down to Coney Island in Brooklyn which features arcades, street performers and the Luna Park. Take a walk down the pier at night and unwind from the liveliness of the day. Oh and RIDE THE CYCLONE!!! That’s all I’m going to say.
A classic scene of elegance and fashion. Shop till you drop in endless trendy boutiques and upscale stores. (Or like me you could just observe the stylish streets and save those dollars!) Soho screams FANCY and its creative energy is what pulls me to wander in.
- Brooklyn Bridge
An iconic New York setting which has to be walked across! No question about it.
What would you like to see in New York? Comment down below!
Ciao, Leah x