Now you’re planning or you’ve already booked a holiday to the city that never sleeps, but what do you do with all of your precious time there.
So after me and my boyfriend just spent a lovely few days here, I thought i’d share a few ideas to help you find your perfect adventure:
Owned by Justin Timberlake himself, this restaurant is perfect for nut allergy suffers with no nuts on the menu and incredible waiting staff. Pure american food and the Tater Tots are a must have!
Special occasion? Then STK is the place for you.. One of the most amazing steaks i’ve ever tasted and once again such a beautiful setting. Make sure you load up on the Mac & Cheese. Although make sure you tip 22% or above, that’s a given!
Want to visit a tourist hotspot? Hard Rock Cafe NYC is one not to miss with some amazing cocktails which have such a higher percentage of alcohol that London! Don’t order the steak.. but order anything else and you won’t be
Now first things first, the tourist things cost a lot of $$$ so…. The New York City pass does wonders. 80+ attractions, they always have offers on, and you can choose your time period and plan activities.
Things definitely not to miss out on:
- The Ride – $75 dollars per person without the Pass but what they don’t tell you is that you have to queue at a little shop from around 8:30AM to get a ticket once it opens at 9AM! Tourists love this, so make sure that you queue early in order to be in for a chance to score a ticket!
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum – An experience i’m not quite sure how to describe, so gripping and insightful into such a terrible and heartfelt tragedy. The phone call from one of the people who died on the plane broke my heart listening to it. The whole museum is a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives in such senseless acts of violence.
- Empire State Building – Oozing class and epitomizing classic New York, the Empire State is the best view from the city, if it was a choice between Top of The Rock and Empire State. I’d choose Empire State any day.
- Bar Sixty Five – Want a drink with a view, try the Rockefeller bar in the Rainbow Room. Views are to die for.. Cocktail prices aren’t too bad either.
- Slate NYC – Want a bar with Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Pool tables and a good cocktail menu! Then slate is the place for you.
- R Lounge Times Square – Want the best views of Times Square without masses of crowds, then this gorgeous bar is for you.
- The Subway train isn’t that hard to navigate and each journey costs $2.75 dollars as far as you like.. Metro cards can be obtained from any Subway machine, but if you’re using the subway for more than 12 journeys, get the weekly pass which is unlimited journeys for $31.
- If you’re going to any TV show recordings, don’t take a backpack! You won’t be let in. Tickets can be obtained from: 1iota but keep checking in advance as these book up fast!
- Every Broadway show has a ticket lottery on the day, so google each day how to enter each lottery for your chosen show or even better… try every one.
- Don’t buy alcohol or any drinks at Broadway shows if you don’t want to pay $60 dollars for two drinks… single vodka and coke.. $30 dollars.
- Once you’ve done a guided tour once, they all feel the same: Madison Square Gardens was great, but 1 and a half hours felt like a lifetime!