Notwithstanding the noise of the busy streets and traffic at New York City, it is still one of the top vacation spots. New York is known for its contrasting diversity of great trade from Wall Street and a dizzying array of entertainment like theatre plays and concerts. Travelling the City is like watching or experiencing what we see in the movies or any TV series. If it looks good in the movies, well, I have to say, my instinct one way or the other tells me I want to be there too! New York gives us the thrill of experiencing shopping, dining, be entertained and be romantic.
If you are a fan of ‘Sex and the City’, the first thing that you will remember is watching Carrie Bradshaw (or Sarah Jessica Parker) and her addiction to shoes along with her fashionable dresses. What do you do? SHOP GALORE! One can never go wrong in shopping at Big Apple. Prepare your Manolos or Marc Jacobs to fill your shopping pleasure with sophistication and style at Barneys Madison Avenue.
Not done with shopping? Madison Avenue is where you will find the top end department store filled with American and European designers like Saks Fifth Avenue. Of course who can forget the transformation of Anne Hathaway on the Devil Wears Prada. Make time for celebrity designer shops (Calvin, Giorgio) and fashion house boutiques (Prada, Chanel) in Madison Avenue.
One of the feel good movies with unforgettable wedding proposal to date is Sweet Home Alabama. Why? While others go for a romantic setting at the beach or high end restaurants, Patrick Dempsey picked the perfect spot for a girl (Reese Witherspoon) to choose her own engagement ring at Tiffany’s. While there is a selection of jaw-dropping engagement rings for the bride to be, fine items for men are available and even for babies. Undoubtedly, Tiffany’s remains a girl’s best friend.
After shopping fashionably, and hopefully spending wisely, it is time to perk up your social life. Sex and the City’s famous girlfriends – Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha shows us their ritual revolving with friends and loved ones is by dining out. Despite the countless fine dining restaurants in Soho the City also offers funky and inexpensive ethnic restaurants in East Village.
New York’s City landmark is the Empire State Building. It soars high as the tallest building and one the City’s main attraction. The Observatory offers a panoramic view of Manhattan and beyond. The 86th floor is the most visited spot. In the film “An Affair to Remember”, Cary Grant had to wait for Deborah Kerr in this famous floor.
Times Square is the spirit of Manhattan. The Annual New Year’s traditional countdown on the giant screen as the clock ticks down to a new year. There are countless of movies and shows that featured this intersection. Also known for its historical Broadway theatres and cinemas, Time Square is one of the places that makes New York a city that never sleeps.
Out of budget? Visit Central Park. The most famous park in the City not to mention it is a public park. Spend the whole day peacefully roaming its grounds. Nevertheless, daydreamers can play the odds to test love and fate as John Cusack and Kate Beckinsdale back together in Central Park in Serendipity. Jennifer Lopez and Joseph Fiennes showed that people from different worlds has the right to fall in love and be happy in Maid in Manhattan.
We may enjoy watching the movies, but navigating New York is unparalleled.