In June, I chose to travel to one of the most exciting cities in the world… New York City! This is the perfect break from a long COVID travel hiatus that has given travelers around the world cabin fever. It’s been a long two years and I need to rekindle my competitive spirit.
I can’t wait for the exciting things and new experiences that await me! I’m happy to report that NYC is just what I hoped it would be. Find my NYC highlights below and you’ll fall in love with this amazing city as much as I do…
To enjoy a beautiful view of New York City that is free-for-all; travel on the High Line. It’s a 2.33km walk from the boat at Hudson Yards to downtown Chelsea where you can end your day at the Chelsea Food Market. The High Line is built on top of an elevated train line and there are beautiful gardens and artists.
You may remember one of the most beloved and timeless TV series, Friends, at the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets in the West Village. You’ll see the tan brick building served outside the Friends’ residence. This left me singing the theme song “I’ll Be There for You” for the rest of the day.
Enjoy stunning views of the metropolis and its river from the Brooklyn Bridge. Walk along Washington Street in Dumbo (between Front and Water Streets) for a photo of the Manhattan Bridge and the Empire State Building, then you can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and reach Manhattan.
The orange Staten Island Ferry is a free service that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Ferries run between the South Ferry in Manhattan and Staten Island and you can admire the beautiful views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Attend a live taping of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. All you have to do is visit the official Daily Show world wide web and choose a date, the number of tickets you want and finally, a reason why you want the show.
Note that to register, you must be at least 18 years old. As big and simple as this; Ticket availability is not guaranteed as it depends on how many people have tickets for that day.
If you are in NYC during the summer, take the opportunity to have a picnic in Bryant Park where you can watch an outdoor movie for free but get there because places are limited .
Broadway is home to classics like The Phantom of the Opera; and crime, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Also, you can watch shows like MJ (Michael Jackson), The Lion King, Chicago and Aladdin that are currently showing. of the The TKTS document stands in Time Square and Lincoln Center, offer same-day discount tickets to Broadway shows for up to 50% off original prices. Tickets can be booked in person at the shops. The queues are long with no guarantee that you will get the show you want to see but I can promise you that this great experience is really worth it.
New York has some amazing views, especially from the top! My favorites are Summit One Vanderbilt, Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, One World Observatory and the Empire State Building. Visit A list of all the time frames on behalf more options!