Que the travel posts! With only 71 days to go until I go on the holiday of my dreams to New York and then Las Vegas, I’m officially starting to put together an itinerary of everything I want to experience while I’m in each iconic city.
So, let’s start with New York. I could literally WEE (sorry to be so vulgar) with excitement thinking about being amongst the hustle and bustle in the legendary Big Apple. I have dreamt about travelling to New York ever since I was a child, especially after watching Home Alone and Miracle on 24th Street, we’ve recently bought an Oled 4K Tv Panasonic which makes really brings the city to your home! Watching those movies is why myself and my boyfriend decided to plan the trip at the end of November. Christmas really is the most wonderful time of year and it’s our favourite so what better way to get in the Christmas spirit this year than with a trip to one of the most festive cities in the world!
I’ve been to Flordia, many moons ago though and I absolutely loved the USA life. I think when you’re younger and you travel so far away you think it’s like a once in a lifetime trip and you’ll never get the chance again but as I’ve grown older and met my boyfriend, we’ve had the aspiration to travel as much as we can before we ‘settle’ down and get a house. Work hard and play harder! Fortunately, we’re quite good at saving (well I am, not sure about my boyfriend) so we’ve been saving all year since booking the trip back in January. It’s honestly felt like a lifetime waiting for it, but I know it’s going to be SO worth it when I’m living my best life.
Researching into NY has been just as exciting as booking the actual holiday. I have literally read all of Em Sheldon’s NY posts and I feel ready to take on the city! I thought I’d put together a post on 8 places I can’t WAIT to visit! I’m also considering getting a New York City Pass to save money on all the major landmarks. What’s everyone’s thoughts on these passes? DM me if you’ve used one before!
1. Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan. The 86th and 102nd-floor observatories provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond, imagine the insta pictures?! In addition to the Observation Decks, you can now visit the newly restored lobby with its art deco ceiling murals and the historical Dare To Dream Exhibit.
2. Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States! It was started in 1869 and completed fourteen years later in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. It’s actually a 1.3-mile walk and I’ve been told to wear appropriate footwear!
3. Central Park
I know there won’t be a ‘Central Perk’ Friends coffee shop but ever since I first watched Friends, I’ve always wanted to go! I know it will be freezing and probably snowing too but how can I not discover it! Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan established in 1857 on 778 acres. The park was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1963, which in April 2017 placed it on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage sites.
4. Statue Of Liberty
If you think about New York, you think of the Statue of Liberty! “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. The statue was actually completed in France in July 1884 and arrived in New York Harbor in June 1885 onboard the French frigate “Isere.”
5. 9/11 Memorial
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The memorial muesum has three exhibitions, exploring the day of 9/11, before 9/11 and after 9/11. It tells the story of what happened on 9/11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93. It also explores the background leading up to the events and examines their aftermath and continuing implications.
6. Rockefeller Centre
I can’t wait to see the famous Christmas tree all decorated like it was on Home Alone! I might even make my boyfriend go ice skating too! Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets, facing Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. The 14 original Art Deco buildings span the area between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, split by a large sunken square and a private street called Rockefeller Plaza
7. Chelsea Market
I’ve had so many recommendations to go here for the food! Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Show me the pizza!
Pretty Women is on Broadway while I’m there and I need tickets! Broadway in Manhattan is known widely as the heart of the American theatre industry and is used as a metonym for it. It’s a road in the U.S. state of New York. Broadway runs from State Street at Bowling Green for 13 miles through the borough of Manhattan and 2 miles through the Bronx. The atmosphere looks amazing!
And that’s the itinerary so far! Have you been to NY before and what’s your recommendations?
*This is a collaborative post.