Often a day in history is remembered for many reasons. It may be a wedding, birthday or a significant milestone that was achieved. Other times we remember where we were on days of tragedy. There are certain world events that etch themselves into one’s mind and history books forever and September 11, 2001 was no exception. Many lives were affected by the horrific events that day in New York. In just a few short hours thousands of people lost their lives and millions of people from around the world were affected when one of the world’s great tragedies unfolded before our eyes.
“She has style, she has grace, she is Miss United States”. An apt line for the robed lady who has been welcoming visitors to American shores since 1886.
Which is the most visited city in the United States? OK, that was easy. But with over 30 million visitors per year, all keen to take their own bite of the big apple, this city has countless super-star attractions.
From famous movie scenes and instantly recognised landmarks, to restaurants and foods known the world over, it’s easy to get lost in this metropolis of paradoxes and delight. Here are ten of my favourite places to visit in New York City.
Manhattan – we’ve all seen the beautiful skyline pictures promising a city of excitement, glitz and glamour; and you will not be disappointed. When it comes to eating out in this enticing metropolis, you are spoiled for choice. Research shows there are approximately 18,700 restaurants to choose from in Manhattan alone, let alone the exciting boroughs such as Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens where countless more options are available.
To try them all in one year you would need to eat 51 meals per day…..that’s a lot of chedda’ yo! So if you are going to make it in this highly competitive food industry, then you need to be good. And I mean really good!
Ah, New York, the city that never sleeps. Famous for its hot pretzel carts, gorgeous sky-line and some of the best shopping and entertainment in the world; visitors don’t have to look far for their next adventure.
But as much as we like to think we know New York through its many TV, film and movies that made this city cinematically famous, there are many other interesting facts that may come as a surprise. Here are 10 New York trivia facts you never knew.
You can’t help but feel a sense of great history when walking the charming streets of Boston. History is everywhere and it seems to hang in the air, oozing off the historic buildings and cityscapes like a warm mist after a summer rain. I always knew there was a deep, rich history in this incredible city, and then I stumbled upon Old State House Museum. I couldn’t believe what I had read on the entry plaque – was this true? I knew I was going to be in for a surprise. Read more
Today’s guest post is from Amy Labbadia from Wanderforth.
New York is famed for its sights and sounds, but which landmarks should you endeavour to see on your getaway to the Big Apple? We’ve put together a list of 5 things to do in New York, so you’ll be in no doubt as to what is really worth checking out. From Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, your New York holiday is guaranteed to be action-packed and unforgettable.
This year marks the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the American Civil War. The confederacy’s push into the north was repelled and the northern victory became the catalyst for one of the greatest presidential addresses of all time – Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Christmas is a time when family and friends come together to celebrate and catch up on the year that was, and whether it be a short distance from home or a longer journey, Christmas, for better or worse, usually means travel. In light of that we decided to put together a travel wish list of sorts – the 12 days of ‘Where in the US would I love to spend Christmas’.
Here we are at Nashville airport waiting for our flight to New York! While searching for different options upon arrival, I happened across this fantastic post by Escape Travel highlighting the top 5 ways to see the Statue of Liberty. What a fantastic post! Thanks for the tips and see you soon NYC!