Thursday, 5 June 2014

Travel Memories: New York City

New York
I have just one word to describe this city... and that's wow!
It's so amazing and beautiful - it's like nowhere else I've visited so far. New York has an exciting vibe to it - everything around you feels so much bigger and better than you could have expected.
We were lucky enough to visit for four nights a couple of years ago. It was January and it was very cold - especially in the evenings. This was the cheapest time of year to go there, which suited us at that time. But as a result we were lucky enough to visit Central Park in the snow, and it only rained once, when we first arrived.
We fitted in as much as possible in our three and a half days. We went to central park, up to floor 86 of the Empire State Building, saw the World Trade Centre site & crammed in lots of shopping on 5th Avenue, to name a few things.
We stayed at the Paramount Hotel in Times Square. I have to say the location is fab & the hotel itself is lovely but a standard "double" room is TINY with what I would certainly call a single bed. We paid a little more to upgrade after seeing that our "double" bed only had room for one pillow... but it's just somewhere to sleep of course.
I wanted to share just a couple of the hundreds of photos I took...
Our hotel on 46th street, just seconds from the red steps at Times Square - perfect location.

Views from the Empire State. 


Amazing shopping.
Ice Skating at the Rockefeller Center
Beautiful Central Park in the snow.
I feel that just being in New York City was an amazing experience! I have all the memories of how exciting it felt to be there, and that NY vibe that you feel when you're there.
I would really recommend a trip here to anyone who is interested in travel and seeing some of the amazing parts of our world. I certainly wasn't disappointed in New York.
Have you been?
or would you like to go in the future?


  1. Lovely post! I recently wrote one about my own time there! Indescribable! Check it out... xxx

  2. Thank you :) just checked out your post lovely photos :) xx

  3. Oh my gosh this looks like the trip of a life time!!
    I'm going abroad for the first time this summer and I'm sooo excited
    I can't wait to do awesome blog posts like this!!

    Kelly from | Daydreams & Daisychains

    1. It is a really fab place, one for the bucket list!
      Aww lovely where are you going?
      I love going abroad its so great to see other places (whilst getting a bit of sunshine!!) :) x

  4. I would love to visit New York! I just got home from Florida and New York is my next stop!

    Corinne x

    1. Oh my sister has just been to Florida, she said it was amazing! I would love to go there. Need to see Disney and the Harry Potter world :)

  5. I'm so jealous that you've visited New York, if there's once place in the world I want to visit this is it.

    Thank you for coming by my blog xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

    1. It's a really great place you should definitely go if you get a chance :)
      No probs your blog is lovely xx

  6. I went to New York with my husband for our first wedding anniversary. It was everything I'd hoped and more! I'm a bit obsessed with the place, we've got a New York mural in our living room.

    1. That sounds lovely! I felt the same, it's really special :) x

  7. I've been 4 times now and it feels like a second home (I wish)! If it weren't for visa complications, I would live there. Every time I see a blog post from someone who lives there or has been there, I get all nostalgic.
    Tash | Ballet, Dance & Fitness