New York is one of my favorite cities in the world and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone that loves travel. On Monday I returned from 2 weeks in the Big Apple and it was an absolute blast, certainly better than the weekend I spent there in 2016. I didn’t realize that there were elections so the level of police and the supporters for the candidates who were in town, meant that I could hardly get moved. I spent the weekend trying to find a faster route to my destination, and more often than to had to sit in for a drink and wait for the frenzy to blow over. This time however I managed to see everything that I wanted, thanks to some help from my buddy Christopher Halajian and here are the experiences which I’d recommend that you do during your time there.
New York Slice
Food is always a huge part of any trip and New York is no different. The number one meal which I would recommend that you indulge in is the New York pizza slice, and iconic and tasty meal, which will change the way you think about pizza forever. Find the best slice in Brooklyn.
Ellis Island is an absolute must, for two very important reasons. The first is of course the wonderful Statue of Liberty, an impending statue which looks over the New York skyline, and offers a symbol of freedom and peace. Climbing the statue is also recommended as from up there in the crown, you will get the very best views of the city. Also on Ellis Island is the museum of immigration, which documents all of the millions of immigrants who came through this access point to the city.
They aren’t too cheap so don’t rely on them too much, but a New York cab is a pretty iconic image of the city, and it is well worth taking at least one during your time here. There are few experiences which are more New York, than hearing a cab shouting at their counterparts, and giving you the lowdown on the city.
World Trade Memorial
Not all experiences are supposed to put a smile on our faces, some are to open our eyes and feel something instead. This is exactly the experience which you can expect when you go to the memorial of the World Trade Centers. Everyone knows where they were on that day back in 2001, and this memorial is a fitting tribute not only to those thousands who lost their lives in the atrocities, but also to the power of the human spirit and the thousands of New Yorkers who stepped up to help out that day. The photos and artifacts here are really incredible and it is most certainly a trip which will humble you greatly. A tough visit but one which is most certainly necessary.
New York seems a world away from my estate in the country, but just writing this makes me eager to get back as soon as possible.