The Travel Collection: A Guide to New York
Posted on May 23 2018
Last, but certainly not least, we have The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. NYC. This vacation destination is known far and wide as the city of dreams and where the streets are paved with gold.
Ok, this last one might be a bit of an exaggeration, but New York is possibly the most well known city in the United States, and arguably, in the world. With well over 24,000 eating establishments, 100 museums, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square... it takes a lot of time and effort to really see all of NYC. But luckily for you, we've rounded up a few suggestions to get you started.
For the Inner Drama Queen
Broadway is honestly a life-changing experience! I'm not sure if it's the energy of the crowd, the inevitable connection you feel with the characters or maybe just the incredible charisma and originality of each story, but seeing a Broadway show on stage is worth it!
I know I just said it's "worth it" and some of you immediately jumped on the bandwagon - and when you looked up the price of the Broadway show ticket, you almost had a panic attack. Not to worry, there a few different resources and websites you can use to find discount tickets.
For the Self-Proclaimed Food Connoisseur
If there is one thing you should never ever do in NYC is eat at a chain restaurant. The Big Apple is one of the food hubs of the world and with a city so artistically and culturally diverse, the creation of good food almost comes naturally.
The first thing that should be on everyone's list is pizza. I covered Chicago style pizza in an earlier blog post, but New York style pizza is a serious rival. Seriously, you don't want to get into it with a New Yorker about pizza.
Second, is ramen. This one really surprised me. I've always imagined ramen noodles as the food you eat when you really don't feel like putting any energy into your dinner - but it's the *hottest* dish in NYC right now.
Last but not least, we've got the food trucks - which you can find at every corner of every street in New York City. Whether its the stereotypical hotdog cart or a super hip asian fusion truck, they're an absolute must if you want to feel like a true New Yorker.
There are also a ton of other great eats around the city, so if you're looking for a little more help, click here!
For the Nature-Starved
The inevitable downsides of living in the most crowded city in the United States is that there really isn't that much nature in the surrounding area - unless you go to Central Park. I mean, there's definitely a reason why apartments get increasingly more expensive the closer you get to the park. It's 850 acres of beauty, especially in the fall. But there's more to do than just walk around. There's a Children's Zoo, Shakespeare in the Park, Venetian gondola rides and everyone's favorite sport - people-watching!
From the wise words of Jay-Z, NYC really is where dreams are made of. That's why this fragrance had to be as unique and incomparable as the city itself - a melting pot of pomegranate, spice, patchouli and amber. These are all vastly different scents, but somehow, they still blend together harmoniously.
Whether you're a Knickerbocker or a sightseer, we want to hear from you! What's your favorite thing to do in New York?