Visit the Rockafeller Center

The Rockafeller Center last July.

One of New York City’s most famous historical landmark. The Rockafeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high rise commercial buildings. Famous for fabulous shopping and dining in Midtown Manhattan. Reaching from 48th to 51st Street. It is located in the center of Midtown, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. Aside from shopping and dining, there are loads of things you can do at Rockafeller. Such as check out the view from Top of the Rock, tour Radio City Music Hall and skate on the iconic ice rink.

Go up the Empire State Building

The view from the 86th floor.

Another NYC famous landmark. The 102 story skyscraper was the tallest building in the world between 1931 and until 1970 when it was preceded by the Chrysler building. Located on Fifth Avenue, between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, Manhattan. The view from the observation deck over New York City is just breathtaking. Personally, I considered the view at night especially spectacular. Tickets to the 86th floor are 34 USD for adult, 27 USD for children and there is a special price for a senior citizen at 31 USD.

Have lunch at the Dekalb Market Hall

At the Dekalb Market, Fletcher’s had the best pulled-pork and brisket.

Located on 445 Albee Square West in Brooklyn. The Dekalb Market Hall is a culinary center showcasing over 40 food vendors. When my sister and I were in New York, I knew I just had to check out the Dekalb Market Hall after seeing a video of it on my Facebook feed. I’m so happy we did because the food there was fantastic. So many different kinds to choose from such as pulled pork, brisket to noodles and tacos. Whatever you could want, they have, and it is all delicious.

Take a sightseeing tour

The view on the Ferry tour

If you want to see as much of the city as possible, I recommend taking a sightseeing tour. City Sightseeing has great tours, and they are all hop on-hop off. Therefore, it can double up, and while you make your way to the other end of Manhattan, you get a sightseeing tour on the way. They have tours specifically for Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and a ferry tour. They even have a night tour which takes you through Downtown Manhattan and around Brooklyn. If you take the ferry tour back from Brooklyn, it goes by the Statue of Liberty on its way back up to Midtown.

Have dinner at Go Go Curry

This is what a small Katsu Curry looks like. 

A Japanese fast-food chain with several locations all over Manhattan. The reason I recommend checking this place out is that their curry chicken is absolute heaven. All of their dishes come in several sizes; Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. My sister and I had the Chicken Katsu Curry, and we both asked for a small. It was more than enough, and it only cost 7.50 USD.

Go to Central Park

Beautiful nature in the most amazing city.

You can’t go to New York City without taking a walk through Central Park. Otherwise, you are seriously missing out. The urban park is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and probably one of the most filmed locations in the world. Aside from walking around, the park is a great place to go for a nice picnic. Or even only just to hang around in the grass and enjoy nature.

Have dessert at Boqueria

On the left is Nutella Churros. On the right is the Classic Churros.

Boqueria is a tapas bar, specializing in Spanish Cuisine. The restaurant has three locations in NYC, Soho, Flatiron and Upper East Side. I haven’t tried their tapas or any of their actual food. I only went there after hearing they had the best churros in New York. After trying their churros at the Upper East Side location, I can honestly say that they do have amazing churros.

Go to Times Square

Times Square

Another tourist attraction one can’t miss when in New York City is definitely Time Square. It’s without a doubt most beautifully seen at night. When the sky is pitch black with the lights lighting everything up. Times Square is a major commercial intersection. Major retail stores are lined up every which way. From HM to Forever 21 among countless more. The Broadway Theater District is technically in Times Square or at least the area. So after some major shopping and taking a billion photos, one can head to a fantastic show on Broadway.

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