Travel Tuesday with Taylor to NYC

Posted on Travels with Taylor July 18, 2017 by Taylor Deer

Experience the Greatest City of the World – New York City

by Taylor Deer

“I want to wake up in the city that doesn’t sleep.” – Frank Sinatra
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The Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn

Over the past month, I have been excitingly sharing my experiences all over the country and world, that I asked myself, “Why am I not writing a blog post about my home city?”

I have visited multiple cities and each one of them has their own unique culture, but there is a reason why New York City is known as the greatest city in the world. New York City offers a beautiful skyline featuring state-of-the-art high-rises; skyscrapers and bridges that take you back to the Roaring 20’s.

Another reason why New York is such a special city is because people from all over the world will travel there to see how amazing it is!

Whether you are spending your life, a month, a week, a weekend or just a day in the city, here is a list of New York’s must-see sites and activities:

Anytime Throughout the Year in New York City:
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Thriving Times Square
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The 9/11 Museum
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The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge
  • Grab a slice of authentic New York pizza.
  • Get a sugar high at the Sugar Factory in either the Meatpacking District or Upper West Side locations.
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Enjoying A Girl’s Day at The Sugar Factory
  • Enjoy a New York City happy hour.
  • Dance the night away at one of the city’s best nightclubs and bars in the Meatpacking District, East Village or Lower East Side areas.
  • Shop through SoHo. Grab delicious macrons and tea at Ladurée.
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How cute is Ladurée?
  • Have a lovely morning enjoying one of New York City’s many brunch spots.
  • Visit Miss. Liberty (Statue of Liberty).
  • Take pictures of your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds.
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Katy Perry and I say hello from Madame Tussauds.

Wintertime and The Holidays in New York City:
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Nothing Like Christmas in the City
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The Christmas Markets at Bryant Park
  • Visit the peaceful Christmas tree on Wall Street.
  • Pretend you are at a German Christmas market by visiting Rolf’s Bar & Restaurant.
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Beautiful Rolf’s
  • Dance with the Rockette’s at The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
  • Head over to 6th Avenue and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in late November.
  • Browse around the Union Square Holiday Market.
  • Ring in the New Year!
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  • Take a cab or subway ride to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn and tour their annual holiday decorations.
  • Enjoy a warm beverage at a comforting café in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area.
  • Bar Crawl through the city and raise money at SantaCon.
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New York City SantaCon

Spring and Summer in New York City:
  • Take a stroll on The High Line.
  • Enjoy a refreshing frozen drink on one of many New York City’s magical rooftop bars.
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I love New York!
  • Be Italian for the day at the annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy during September.
  • Instead of going to a bar for happy hour, cool off at Tipsy Scoop – New York City’s first ice cream “barlour”.
  • Hike through the hidden gems of Central Park.
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Serenity in Central Park
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Go New York!
  • Catch a concert at Madison Square Garden.
  • Rock out to a live performance in Brooklyn.
  • Participate in NYC Restaurant Week.
  • Try unique foods like gluten-free cookie dough at in Greenwich Village.
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Cookie Dough You Can Eat!
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Enjoyed my belated 26th birthday celebrations at City Vineyard!
  • Pretend you are on a pirate ship at Lightship Frying Pan.
  • Indulge in the best Italian specialties on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
  • Go to New York City’s famous beach and boardwalk, Coney Island.
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Coney Island is only a subway ride away!
  • Take a cruise around the East River and Hudson River.
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Cruise around Manhattan Island

Don’t miss out on a chance to visit New York City any time of year, I promise you will never be disappointed!

Check out this Premium New York See It All Tour. 

Enjoy traveling by foot, bus, and boat on this tour of New York City, from uptown to downtown and over to the Statue of Liberty, From the Dakota Building to the 9/11 Memorial... If you like taking pictures, this tour provides many photo opportunities along the way, and your guide will show you where to take the very best ones.

If you want that “birds eye view” take this New York City Helicopter Tour 

Fly above the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on the most comprehensive New York helicopter tour available. This New York sightseeing adventure includes attractions from the Hudson River to New Jersey. Get up close to the new Freedom Tower, fly by Ellis Island, buzz the Empire State Building, and so much more.

For a New York City Boat tour, how about this New York Dinner Cruise.

You’ve never seen the Manhattan skyline shine so bright. On this New York tour, you’ll indulge in an exquisite buffet while the skyline serves as the backdrop for your magical evening. You can take a stroll on the ship’s observation deck or dance your heart out to the sounds of Top 40 hits. Reserve your New York skyline cruise spot today to make it a night to remember.

If you just want to see it ALL, at your own pace you can get your New York CityPass here.

With one convenient pass, get access to New York’s most famous attractions. Your CityPass gets you admission to the following locations: The Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You also have the option to choose between Top of the Rock Observation Deck and the Guggenheim Museum. Your second choice is between The Statue of Liberty (with Ellis Island) and an array of Circle Line Cruises. Additionally, you get to choose between visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum or the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. This New York pass offers visitors and residents an easy and affordable way to see the best of the Big Apple.

I hope you all enjoyed my first (out of many) blog posts on New York City. Email me at to book your next vacation to New York.

Happy Travels Everyone!


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