Travel Entry – New York
On my first time visit in New York, there is something always on my bucket list. It was on winter, and it was cold actually but magical. It was very nice to see this beautiful city with all the pretty lights, and everyone in Christmas spirit. It was amazing, to watch a lot of people in one place. No matter how many cute outfits I brought along, I still had to wear two additional coats.
Where I stayed: The Hilton Time Square.
The Hilton Time Square is a lovely hotel in an excellent location with a large bar on the main floor. The staff was friendly.
Holiday Market at the Oculus
Do you know what is Oculus is?
It defines the most integrated network of underground pedestrian connections in New York City. It serves as the centerpiece of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, including 78,000 square feet of multi-level state-of-the-art retail and dining.
An excellent place for taking pictures, shopping and munching on some great food. The right place to keep warm and still see something fresh.
9/11 Ground Zero
9/11 Ground Zero was eye-opening having all lived through this tragic event, and getting to see where the building was and having a moment of silence for those who lost their lives. On the fountain. All the names of the victims are engraved; it’s a beautiful tribute both visually and by touching.
Grand Central Station.
At Grand Central Station, they are so many different people all in a small vicinity than other places. Watching people has always been intriguing to me. I find it interesting how hundreds of people can pass by, all in their worlds and going on about their day.
Fifth Ave was a beautiful place. The walk to the fifth Ave from our hotel was a short distance. Seeing all of the lights, all the Christmas decor, it feels so magical, that you almost forget the cold. The light show at Saks was also beautiful.
Walking across the Brooklyn bridge was beautiful, especially when the sun is setting since you can see all the buildings still lit.
By visiting the central park, skating is a must. It’s a beautiful walk, and there is a small zoo which gives you something to do as well.
Empire State Building
The view from the top is inspiring. So lovely to be so high up and look at all the beautiful significant buildings