You gotta love New York!
It’s my favourite city in the world and I fall in love with this city all over again every time I visit. It’s fun, exciting and is just that tad bit edgier than London (London, I still love you ofcourse!). Having been to New York a few times now means that I tend to avoid all the touristy things that most New York newbies would start with but there are a few landmarks that I can never tire of. Going up the Empire State Building is one of them.
This 102 stories skyscraper with its distinctive art deco style and iconic spire was the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years between its completion in 1931 until the World Trade Centre set up shop in the late 70s. I still think it’s the world’s most beautiful building and with good reason. Have you seen that view? It’s to die for!
One of my favourite things to do when I am in the city is to go up to the observation deck just before sunset and see the sun go down over this stunning city. The sunset gives you a glimpse of the city in a completely different light, literally. The last rays of the sun reflecting off the numerous high rises in view, the sky and it’s changing hues setting the perfect background and the sun finally disappearing into the river Hudson – there isn’t a better way to spend an evening in New York.
If you are planning on visiting a few New York landmarks, I would suggest getting the CityPass which is a booklet of admission tickets to any six tourist attractions in New York City. It means you save over 40% compared to regular box office prices and helps you save time by skipping ticket lines. Jake and I decided we didn’t need it but quickly regretting not getting the CityPass when we had to queue up for most attractions including the Empire State Building and ended up paying quite a lot for regular tickets.
Have you been up the Empire State Building? Let me know if you agree.