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The famous yellow taxis in New York.

In a bustling place like New York City, it becomes rather difficult to take a pick on what to do and where to go. Every nook and corner of this vibrant city has something great to offer. Be it the skyscrapers, the restaurants serving food from across the globe, popular stores, musical plays on the Broadway or live music past midnight, NYC has it all! I was in this maddening city for two days and I didn’t want to leave. Here is a list of things I did on a short but sweet trip to NYC. Take a look here, and then start planning your trip.

#The Empire State Building Observatory

View from the Empire State Building Observatory.

Take in Manhattan’s incomparable skyline beauty from the observation decks at the Empire State Building.

#Times Square

Lights, lights and more lights at Times Square.

I was momentarily blinded by the brilliant lights of Time Square the moment I approached it. It’s the place to catch live music and the glittery shows on Broadway. Like almost everything located in the area, Times Square is a shopper’s paradise with stores offering larger-than-life experience.

#Central Park

Lush Green Central Park.

One of the most breathtaking and celebrated attractions, this world-famous urban park is a wooden refuge in the middle of Manhattan. This park is an oasis of trees, meadows, gardens, sculptures and statues.

#Statue of Liberty

View of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Skyline from the cruise.

Take the Liberty Cruise and sail off to this iconic inspiring monument on Ellis Island. The best thing is this cruise also takes you to Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and many more.

#9/11 Memorial and Museum

One World Trade Observatory.

Located at the site of the original World Trade Center, 9/11 memorial pays homage to the victims of the 2001 attack. The walk through the museum containing artefacts, testimonies and first-hand account by the survivors will literally give you goosebumps.

#Brooklyn Bridge

That’s me at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Well, I had seen this bridge in various Bollywood movies and there I was. Because I love to walk a lot, this pedestrian-friendly bridge was all that I needed to end my perfect trip.

Where to stay and what to eat in New York.

You have now arrived at a good question. Well..since NYC is a huge city with lots to explore, it is always advisable to stay around the centre. It can get touristy but you will be at a walkable distance from most of the places which can, in turn, reduce your travel cost. I took a perfectly located hotel Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central

Curious to know about the food options in NYC? There is plenty. If you are particularly looking for Indian food in NYC, then you must head to Hudson Street where you will find high-end Indian kitchen serving an upscale version of classic dishes in a contemporary setting.

Things to know before you go.

The best bet to tour New York City.

Get a New York City Pass at their official website for a significant savings on popular tourist attractions.


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Hello! I am Shruti. With a keenness to see the world and my love for writing, I started with this travel blog. Here I share my personal travel stories and recommendations based on my travel experience.

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