Welcome to the city that never sleeps.
Discovering NYC for the first time. I wanted to visit this place for years and finally had time this year. Last November, Erwan and I really wanted to spend vacation together. My best friend got married and was now living close to New York so what better destination than NY ? So we straight reserved our airfare for the end of Fabruary and started working on what to do, where to go, what to visit etc.
We stayed 1O days but to be honest, one week is way enough to visit the city. However, this is clearly a city where I could see myself live even if I have a bigger crush for the LA kind of style.
So first, let’s talk about the airfare. It costed us 450 each departure from Bordeaux which I think is really affordable.
About the stay, we stayed at the Belnord hotel. It was the most affordable for us. We paid 850 € for 9 nights.
The positive :
– In the middle of the upper west side
– 5 min away walking from central park
– close to the main metro line, the 1.
– rooms are really confortable
The Negative :
– The wifi is really bad
– There is no restaurant in the hotel, they only provide coffee and tea.
About how to move around, I recommend to buy the metro card which cost 31 $ a week. It’s truly affordable and you can use the metro to go everywhere. This is really really cool.
TO DO / TO VISIT
I could spend days there.
Exactly what you see in movies ! Tips : go there once at 6 am and one at midnight when nobody is there, this is so cool.
Where our hotel was located. Such.a cool area to walk around.
This luxury part of NYC, where Serena and Blair usually go shopping.
This bridge is absolutely gorgeous, just walk through it back in force and admire the view.
One of this historic districts of NY.
worth seeing at least once in order to have a real idea of what wall street is.
The tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
Chinatown / Little Italy
You must go walk around these two area. It’s crazy ! From a street to another, you go from china to Italy ! really worth the experience
Soho / Noho
Basically my favorite area in NYC. The streets are beautiful, perfect place to shoot and find cute coffees to spend afternoons in.
Depending on the exhibition of the moment, really worth taking an afternoon to visit.
Museum of Ice Cream
Such a cute place and so instagram ready.
“spotted, Serena Van Der Woodsen at the grand central terminal”. No really it’s the most beautiful station I have ever seen. The architecture is incredible.
When we went there, we had the chance to see an exhibition on the Haute Couture and old dresses from famous designers.
Just a beautiful place to walk around.
You will see the house of Carry from Sex And The City.
Empire State Building
To have scones and tea with chuck bass 😉 our also to have a beautiful view on NYC.
Worth de walk. A very different aspect of NYC.
Century 21 (different ones in NYC)
+ TO EAT / HAVE A DRINK
Jack’s Wife Frida
The Butcher Daughter
Whole Food Market
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Noi Due Cafe
Ess a Bagel
Salt bae burger
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Levain Bakery (best cookies eveeeer)
Ice cream from the store KITH