Welcome to New York

New York City is considered to be the greatest city in the world and for a good reason. The moment you step in this great city, it’s like you never want to leave; the buildings are taller, the lights are brighter, and everything is just heightened.

I just recently got back from my trip to the Big Apple, and I took some pictures of my favorite spots below:

New York wouldn’t be “New York” without the Statue of Liberty; this beautiful piece of art is definitely a must-see for all tourists. For those of you who have been to New York would agree I’m sure!

I really loved that I had to ride a boat to get to Liberty Island because I feel like the best view of the Statue of Liberty is from the boat ride and not even being on the actual island. From the boat, a few yards away, you can see the entirety of the structure; however, standing on the island you would actually have to look up to get a good look.

The 9/11 Memorial is a relatively new site to see in New York. Basically, the land where the two World Trade towers stood is now a memorial of the tragic 9/11. From where I stood, the big square-shaped fountain, where water was flowing from the top to the bottom pit, was all I could hear. The architect who designed this place purposely did this so that people could just stand in silence for those who died in 9/11. Also, the names of all who were inside the towers are written all around the fountain.

Surrounding the memorial are 120 Oak Trees to signify the one hundred and twenty minutes of everything that happened in 9/11 from start to finish. Unfortunately, I was not able to see the “Survivor Tree”, it’s a Callery Pear Tree (the only living tree) that endured during the terror attack.

My favorite part of New York — Central Park. This is definitely a must in your itinerary if you’re planning to go to New York. This urban park in Manhattan is so beautiful, and so well kept which is AMAZING considering millions of people come here every year. I could stay here forever to be honest! 1/2 kidding.

There are endless activities around Central Park. I saw a lot of families and couples enjoying a boat ride, others were singing along bands that were playing, some were even jogging and riding a bicycle, and a lot of couples were strolling around and taking pictures. This is such a picturesque place, and I actually saw around five newly weds having a pictorial around the park which I found super cute!

The Flatiron Building is a another must-see in New York. This steel-framed landmark used to be the tallest skyscraper in New York at 20 floors during 1902. I appreciate the city government for maintaining historic landmarks such as this. New York is considered to be one of the most modern cities in the world, but look at how they preserve their history. Amazing.

Lastly, Times Square. The picture says it all — the bright lights, the iconic buildings, the entertainment, everything. I am always in awe with this area in New York. I must say, Times Square is beautiful during the day, but 100x more beautiful at night. 

Those are my favorite places in New York. Let me know what your favorite thing is about New York if I didn’t mention it, and I’ll definitely check it out during my next visit.