Everyone loves New York, especially in the Spring! If you find yourself on the southern end of the state of New York all the way near “New Amsterdam”, you may not know how to go about getting the most out of your trip, especially if you’re planning on making the most of it. Here’s a few ideas to make your tour of New York City a memorable one!
Always arrive to New York city in style, so make sure you call an NYC Limo Service to help you get to the island from JFK, La Guardia, Newark or whichever airport you land in. It sure beats the subway! After leaving your luggage, the first place you’ll want to visit is Central Park. Located right in the middle of Manhattan, this hundred-something acre paradise is one of the world’s most romantic tourist destinations and one of the hottest sets for Hollywood films! Take a stroll around its lush gardens, forests of trees and miles of sidewalk that just seems to blend in with the scenery or perhaps get settled into the city with a nice picnic near the pond.
One of the trendiest neighborhoods that have caught the attention of major celebrities has been the historic West Village. It’s one of the areas that separates itself from the hustle and bustle of New York City life, providing tourists a quiet, leisurely time. The West Village is also famous for its trendy restaurants and bakeries (‘cause you just have to try something else than Dean and Deluca). If you have a few bucks to spare, why not trek the paved streets and try out all the delicious memories the West Village has to offer.
As cliche as it sounds, New York is one of the most romantic cities in the world as in the location of several hundred dramas and romantic comedies that have graced the silver screen. If you’ve recently seen “Sleepless in Seattle” and would like to gravitate to one of the most romantic spots in the city, the Empire State Building should be your next destination. The tallest building in New York City, the Empire State Building provides a 360 degree view of the city and all its lights. Undoubtedly, one look at the city below will bring a sense of fascination, wonder and romanticism to your night.
Looking for a great place to shop? Two words: Fifth Avenue. Considered the Mecca of fashion, Fifth Avenue is a street that intersects the island of Manhattan just below Central Park and extends far beyond the Flatiron District. Nevertheless, the shops, boutiques and stores that attract so many tourists every year can be found on the northern tip, between 34th and 59th. Here, you’ll find places like Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany and Co., Van Cleef and Apparels and several locally owned shops that sell garments that have appeared in popular shows such as Gossip Girl and Sex in the City.
If you’re looking for arts and culture, neighborhoods such as SoHo, Nolita and Little Italy may just be what you’re looking for. Littered with dimly-lit bars, ethnic restaurants, kitschy art galleries and trendy boutiques, these neighborhoods will offer great splashes of diversity to your trip. Whether you’re in the mood to watch fringe theatre, acoustic performances or just wandering down the famous street bazaar in Nolita, there’s no better way to experience New York City through the eyes of a local than in these neighborhoods.
One of the best attractions Manhattan has to offer is not entirely in Manhattan. The Brooklyn Bridge is a stretch of old stone that cuts through the East River and spans outward to Brooklyn. The bridge offers a wonderful view of the city’s majestic architecture, the great Atlantic Ocean and a glimpse at the other boroughs that make up the city.
Knowing where to go, what to do and proper planning will make or break your trip to New York City, so make sure you do the proper research before boarding the plane. Make the most out of your trip and enjoy the best of New York City!