Visited by no less than 65.2 millions persons each year New-York City is a vibrant city that many dreams of visiting at least once in their life, The Big Apple is where many famous TV shows such as Friends, Sex and the city and Gossip Girls and more were shot which all made us want to visit.
That’s why I compiled 20 Photos Of New-York City To Inspire Your Next Trip from my two trips to New-York City in summer and winter, which made me see two aspects of the city!
New-York was on my 25 places to visit before 25, for me New-York is that one place I would always see in movies, so of course, I was really intrigued by it and wanted to see this by myself.
About the trip:
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I travelled from Paris CDG to New-York JFK with XL Airways, it was okay, not the best flight but also not the worst.
And as of 2020, the company went bankruptcy since ends of 2019 so who cares now? ahah!
On our second trip earlier this year in February 2020 we travelled with American Airline and British Airways on the way back; both were fine.
Where We Stayed In New-York
For our accommodation, we chose to stay at the Howard Johnson by Wyndham in Long Island City. I got to admit I’m a bit mixed on this stay. The hotel in itself wasn’t bad by any means, it was clean and the bed were comfortable.
However, the neighbourhood when you first arrive seems a little creepy, lots of scaffoldings a half-abandoned warehouse and what not. Although everyone was friendly and very helpful! It was a nice reminder not to judge too quickly. Our hotel was also super close to transportation, we were only 5min away from a subway station and could go easily wherever we wish too
So, obviously it being cheap and us being kind of lazy to look up for a more expensive accomodation in Manhattan or Brooklyn we decided to stay there again on our second trip this winter.
20 Photos Of New-York City To Inspire Your Next Trip
I am by no means an expert on New-York city, quite the opposite to be honest, our schedule and itinerary were a bit chaotic the first time, but the second time we managed ourselves better!
If I were to title this post something else it would probably be along the lines of “What Not To Do in New-York”
Although I still do have a few recommendations!
Alright time to jump into my 20 Photos Of New-York City To Inspire Your Next Trip. Which were also my first time in New-York and the United State as I stated before.
Let’s kick off with the obvious, the one thing that define every cities and catch people attention: the landmarks.
Here is a list of the non-exhaustive landmarks and must-see in New-York on your trip to the big apple:
- Rockefeller Center.
- Empire State Building.
- Brooklyn Bridge.
- Times Square.
- Central Park.
- Fifth Avenue.
- Statue of Liberty.
- Grand Central Terminal.
- China Town
I have a question for all of you New-Yorker, what’s the deal with your Subway?
Why does it have to be so complicated when it could be so much easier? I mean express line or line that randomly changes. It’s a challenge to get to one place to another if you don’t stay focus or if you’re not aware that after 9 pm the stops may change or whatnot!
I took my son to Coney island, I said “wanna go in the crazy house?”, he said “save your money we’ll be home soon”!Rodney Dangerfield
The Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn built in 1883 is a great spot to check out during for your first visit in New-York City to walk from one boroughs to another and get a beautiful view of Manhattan from Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, aka the neighbourhood I loved exploring the most in New-York City
Alright, for my fifth highlight of this list I want to tackle something really important, food!
I quickly mentioned it above when I said how diverse NYC is on various levels, but I wanted to make a whole point about it!
Because yes, food is that important. At least it is always a big thing to me during all my travels, and I am pretty sure it is also to a lot of people.
I mean eating your way through a city is ones of the best way to discover it right?
I had some of the best sushis at all you can eat.
An amazing burger at Five Napkins.
A delicious cookie from Levain Bakery.
And some cute art cold tea at “Sweet Moment”.
New-York city is full of good food and cuisine from all around the world.
Also, Shake Shack which I have to mention because I so wish we had it here in France.
If there is one place you have to walk by during the summer it is the Highline, it is such a refreshing place to walk or have a drink and chill in one of the many bar and restaurants underneath the 2.33 km long former rail trail of New York Central Railroad.
Oooh, Time Square.
That one chaotic place that I wouldn’t recommend but I think everyone has to experience at least once when they visit New-York City.
It’s overwhelming, it’s colourful, it’s loud, it’s crowded and pretty unique. I mean it’s that one place you see in so many american movies, which make it fun to actually see the real thing for yourself if you visit New-York City.
Granted it’s full of tourists traps, but experience it one time is fun nonetheless. There is also a Disney store there for all the Disney fans out there!
Alright, so I know I already wrote about central Park under the #1 of my highlight but can we just take a moment to talk about it more in-depth?
I mean it’s quite an amazing thing in itself I think. And it is so vast, that you can’t just talk about it in two sentences. It’s also so vast to explore and it takes so long!
The contrast between nature and the concrete right in the heart of the city is really cool. Although, if you look at it from another point of view the city surrounding nature can be saddening. But I digress.
Something that I love in every city I visit! It’s always super interesting to see the street art scene of every city around the world!
And the best part about it is that, it’s everywhere! You don’t have to work up a specific itinerary to see some street art, it can be found very randomly and when you least expect it!
Of course, if you want to you can find plenty of resources that will tell you where to see the best street art pieces in New York City
New-York city skyline is pretty famous and rightfully so, there is something actually quite soothing when you look at it from a distance. Which might sound odd as New-York city is quite chaotic and always on the move.
Of course, just like many places in the city the NYC skyline near DUMBO is pretty much the perfect spot to take instagram photos. Well there are many instagram worthy spots around the area.
In conclusion, I think even though it was our first time in NYC 10 days felt a little long, I would say that about 6 days would have been enough to cover most of the city and then you could actually move on to another part of New-York or take some day trip to explore this state further.
I had a lot of fun despite all of our mishappens and during all this trip we talked about how we should come back in the winter to experience the city for a couple of days so that’s what we did earlier in 2020 visited New-York City in Winter as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, it felt cosier this time around as we were already accustomed to the city.
I hope you enjoyed my “20 Photos Of New-York City To Inspire Your Next Trip” and if you have already been to New-York let me know what were your impressions of your first time there in the comment below!
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20 Photos Of New-York City To Inspire Your Next Trip