Want to travel somewhere? Perhaps NYC? We’ve got some tips for you! Keep reading…..
What to Take (or Buy there)
If you’re going during winter, make sure you’re prepared. Our Miami coats don’t stand a chance against NYC winds. All the basics like a coat, scarf, gloves; plus, remember leggings are warmer than jeans and you will need a moisturizer.
Where to Go
- Central Park. No need to explain this one. Tip: go ice skating!
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). Huge selection of many different types of art and historic artifacts. It’s pay what you want, so there’s really no excuse not to visit. Plus, it has a great location: right on Central Park.
- The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). A few blocks south of Central Park and a more expensive visit than the MET. Students get a discounted $14 ticket; adults $25. We went on a weekday in the early afternoon to avoid the masses–and it worked.
- 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Prepare to be shattered. This museum really does get to you, since many of us remember exactly what was going on the moment the news broke. The photos, videos and testimonies are incredibly emotional. Tickets are $18 for students, $24 for adults.
- Oculus. Right next to the 9/11 Museum, this amazing structure is a mix between a transportation location and a shopping center and dining center.
- Times Square. It doesn’t count if there’s no photo right? This location is even better by night.
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Located on 5th Ave, the church stands out amid all other buildings thanks to it’s beautiful Neo-Gothic architecture. The inside is just as awe-some.
Plus lots of others including the Rockefeller Center, the Freedom Tower, the High Line, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State, the Museum of Natural History, and the Grand Central Terminal. That means we’re still missing a second trip…
Where to Eat
- The Loeb Boathouse. Go during brunch and order the French Toast. To die for! Other dishes such as the Steak and Eggs and Omelet were just as good. Plus, the view of Central Park is great.
- Tao. The place to go for dinner before going out. The music is loud, the ambiance is somewhere between dinner and the club and the food–Pan-Asian cuisine–is great. Order the Chilean sea bass.
- Dos Caminos. Reminded me a lot of Cantina La Veinte, except the food is not as great. Points for Miami!
- Chelsea Market. This place hosts a number of different restaurants anywhere from Mexican to Korean.
- We went to Mok Bar (for ramen and dumplings) and Corkbuzz (for wine).
- Il Corso. Delicious Italian food and good service!
- Astor Court at St. Regis. We went for their afternoon tea service. The decor is amazing and the place is perfect to just sit, talk and relax after a good day of walking. And don’t worry, you won’t leave with your wallet empty (as long as you pace yourself).
Where to Stay
We ended up staying at the Cambria Hotel & Suites Times Square. The location is perfect, the rooms are great with very nice decor and the service is good as well, plus the prices are not bad. You really will want a nice place to sleep and relax in after a day in New York City.