There is no end of sights to photograph, stage shows to see and quirky foods to taste. Head out early, be prepared for crowds and enjoy your time in this iconic cosmopolitan city.
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Book your accommodation early in summer.
Packed…. is an understatement for New York in July and August. Be sure to have accommodation lined up early. Personally I prefer the shoulder months either side of the height of summer, April – early June or September – October.
BE OUT AND ABOUT
Part of the wonder and magic of New York is in the bizarre encounters you have on the street, there is so much happening so drop yourself in the centre of it.
HAVE A PLAN
I have been to NYC several times and barely scratched the surface on the things I can see and do there.
I would suggest deciding on your top five sights and visiting them properly instead of zig-zag across town.
GET OUT OF THE WAY!
Nothing annoys a New Yorkers like a tourists standing in the middle of the sidewalk gawking at a map or wandering aimlessly.
It’s not in their DNA to meander and they can get pretty cranky when you cut them off their walking mission.
PICNIC IN CENTRAL PARK
Be sure to experience a lazy picnic in Central park so soak up the sun and enjoy the buskers and city views from this unusual green space.
There is Wholefoods grocery store on the south western corner of the park by Columbus Circle where you can make a delicious snack pack but of course there is no end to the food option in this city to choose from.
ICE SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK
If you are visiting in winter why not go ice-skating in the park?
Personally I prefer the view over The Pond and across to The Plaza to the rink set up at Rockefeller Centre. You can always try them both!
Be it a fancy dinner, a Broadway show or a champagne at an expensive rooftop bar, have the ultimate New York experience just once.
Wear the bright lipstick and dress up and live like the socialites for just one moment.
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