Alicia Keys sang, “These streets will make you feel brand new,” referring to New York. Indeed, walking around New York City gave me a different vibe. There are so many tourists and so many buildings, I felt like nobody knows me and if I ever move here, I could start on a clean slate. Four days weren’t enough since there are a lot to do and a lot to see. When I was in Europe, the people there love New York, and now, I see why. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

What We Did in New York

Statue of Liberty – check out one of the most famous statues in the world!
Ellis Island – learn about the early immigrants that came to the United States.
Museum of Sex – For the curious folks, this museum is actually entertaining and educational.
Metropolitan Museum of Art – We didn’t have much time when we visited this museum and will definitely come back for it. Don’t make the same mistake we did and make sure to check their opening hours!

Times Square – Where the famous New Year’s Eve ball drops
Central Park – strolling along this beautiful park
LOVE Sculpture – Simplicity at its best
New York City Christmas – You’d fall in love with Christmas here

Ray and Alexis on Ice – Outdoor ice skating adventure!

Suggested Restaurants
Max Brenner Chocolate Bar – satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar! They have plenty to choose from and  satisfaction is guaranteed.

Sushi A Go Go – Great sushi and make sure to try their sangria!
Sushi Samba – Check the menu and you’ll sure wanna try all of them! Exotic sushi for the trying!

Suggested Street Vendor Food – chicken and rice or lamb and rice

Le Souk Harem – Hookah lounge with belly dancers
MUJI to Go – If you’re waiting at the airport, check out this store for some fun travel accessories!

What We Will Come Back For
See a Broadway Show
Row a boat at Central Park
Empire State Building
More Museums

And to survive the cold, read Surviving Winter – A Guide to Winter Clothing.

These are our suggested things to do while in New York. We definitely wanna spend more time in this city and come back during the summer months! If you have enough vacation time, we would suggest spending a week in New York to get the full experience. Also, getting a hotel and flight package is ideal for better deals.

What’s your favorite thing to do in New York? What would you suggest?

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