New York – A Summer Weekend in the Concrete jungle

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Finally, the blog post I’ve been waiting my whole life to write. I was in New York. I guess I can speak for a great audience, especially journalists when I say that since I have memory I’ve wanted to walk the streets of noisy and busy New York. And as expected the minute the taxi drove into the streets of Manhattan I couldn’t stop watching in awe. It’s one of those cities that stole my heart to, I think, never give it back.

New York from the taxi's window
New York from the taxi’s window

Although I went for just a weekend, I couldn’t get enough and I’m sure I left my boyfriend’s feet full of blisters. I wanted to see it all, but of course, if I had to choose one thing that will stay in my mind forever was the moment I walked into Times Square. I felt like I had made it, I was in my city. I really don’t know what New York has but everything you’ve seen in movies and how it feels, it’s true.

Times Square
Times Square

But if you have 2 days in New York only and you can’t decide what to do, get some comfy sneakers and get ready for my favorite places in New York on a summer weekend:

Broadway and Times Square are really a must see. Just walking around is amazing, the lights, the billboards, and people give you an incredible vibe that is actually impossible to explain. Of course, it is not only about the specialty stores and billboards but also about the art. I don’t think your trip would be complete without going to a Broadway show. I’m a musical lover myself but I think there is a play for everyone and that it is indeed a must see. I was very lucky and was able to see 2: The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Both completely different but really A-MA-ZING. And of course, nothing can compare to walking hand in hand after the show in Times Square at night.

Broadway
Broadway

If you are looking for more of a chill time but can’t lose much time going to the other side of the city to visit Central Park like I did, Hyde Park is an amazing choice. An oasis of green trees and grass in the middle of the skyscrapers is perfect for a coffee or a hot dog on a sunny day. And if you maybe were not able to catch a Broadway show, Shakespeare in the Park plays there many nights of the week and weekend during the summer.

Hyde Park
Hyde Park

5th Avenue, I know, an obvious choice for a fashion lover.  New York is one of the capitals of fashion and you haven’t seen anything yet until you walk through their big stores. Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Saks 5th Av are just a few of the stores lined up to inspire your street style. What a better place to get some street style inspiration than New York itself?

5th avenue

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I saved the best for last of course, Top of the Rock. Looking for the best skyline you’ll ever see in your life? Then get to the top of the Rockefeller Center. Of course, it is not the Empire State which many people would choose first but I think it’s even better. The ticket is quite expensive but, I mean it, totally worth it. I can say with total confidence is my favorite place in the whole world. You can see everything and it is amazing. The vibe up there is completely different. Of course is calm place in the middle of the city and the building itself has an amazing history, not only interesting to journalists and entertainers.

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All I have left to say is: New York, I love you. And oh… I’ll be back!

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