And finally here it is, a dream come true…my family and I spent this Christmas in the city of lights, the city that never sleep… here is my guide to New York in 6 days!
Last July was my mom’s 60s birthday and one of her dreams was to make a trip all together, other than in Spain, so between my father, sister and I we sat together and for a while we were checking different locations until we decided that New York was the place to go, specially on Christmas!
One of the first advises I would give you when making a big trip is not only to plan in advance but also to try to book flight and accommodation together, it always comes up cheaper and also you don’t have to pay everything at once, you can just pay a deposit and the rest in easy stamens (without having to pay commission), we booked ours through British Airways.
The location of the hotel is the key on a trip as that way you will save money on expensive taxis and enjoy the city at it’s best while walking through the streets, ours was located right at the heart of NY in Times Square.
An excursion that I would 100% recommend you is ‘Contrast’ where you get to visit Yankees Stadium, Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, Flashing meadows Corona park and Brooklyn. This trip was one of my favourite parts, to be able to walk through the streets of the Bronx and admire the street art,
To eat some tacos in Queens while feeling like at home , to throw a baseball hit on the Yankees Stadium and to see another world in Brooklyn, this is a feeling that I can’t explain with worlds…simply amazing!
As the excursion finish in Brooklyn, I would recommend you to walk to China Town and Little Italy, which are just minurtes away.
And if you are a cinema fanatic and specially of Hollywood films, you will feel that from one street to another you are walking through different movies, like in Central Park…the feeling I’ve got was incredible!
Another wow moment for me was the Empire State, you really feel like on top of the world! (Ah! and if you are thinking if is worth to see the Empire State and the Top of the Rock, the answer is yes!) each has its own charm, one is the high and the other is to see Central Park in the middle of the city, you shouldn’t miss any of them.
But the biggest magic starts at night, where all the Christmas decoration comes to life and you dance on the streets with the background music of the Rockefeller centre!
Wall Street, Chelsea Market, Soho, Tribeca, Staten Island, Liberty statue…so much to see, so much to do and so much to discover in the city that never sleep anything is possible! It has definitely be the most special trip I’ve ever done and I’m extremely lucky to say that this trip was with my family, something I want to do at least once a year, where phones no matter, where you remember that the only thing it matters is them and to share experiences like this with them is just priceless…
I could show you thousand of pictures, walk you through every single corner but it wouldn’t be fair on me, this is something that you need to discover on your own, meanwhile I’ll tick completed this trip in my dream box!
Happy Tuesday Beauties!