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.
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?