The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Whatever you want to call it New York is a city full of glittering billboards, collosal skyscrapers and a city where dreams are made. Thanks to Father Christmas (aka my Dad) being super generous with the Christmas presents this year I was lucky enough to go on a 5 night break to NYC with my dad and brother. This post is a little round up of what we got up to, must see/do activities and some of the best places to grab a bite to eat.
Sarabeth’s Central Park South restaurant is opposite Central Park and a great place to fuel up before a day spent wandering around New York’s most famous park. From sweet bites such as french toast with fresh strawberries and maple syrup and tasty granola’s to a range of egg dishes it was so tasty we visited twice.
If you are headed to The High Line then Bubby’s is another breakfast favourite situated near the start of the park in the sky. I opted for the pancakes with sauteed banana walnut which I highly recommend alongside a cup of earl grey which wasn’t half bad for a cuppa outside of the UK.
We booked Benjamin Steakhouse through the concierge at our hotel and we were not disappointed. We ordered steak for three and sides of creamed spinach and mashed potato and left a few pounds heavier than when we entered. It’s a little on the pricey side but well worth the indulgence – when in New york and all that!
The Brooklyn Diner in Times Square is great if you want a little slice of diner action. Burgers, chicken dishes and more pastrami dishes than you can imagine, this is worth a visit if your in the Times Square area.
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art if you like art or not. There are collections to appeal to everyone and it’s easy to get lost in the museum for hours wandering from room to room, plus the museum is within easy walking distance from Central Park.
We saw the city from above and did a helicopter ride which was worth the expense and an amazing way to view New York from a different angle.
The High Line is a park built on an elevated freight trail line running from the Meatpacking District to West 34th street with views across the city and the Hudson river.
We hired bikes and cycled round Central Park to take in the all the park had to offer get a little exercise. Make sure you check out the reservoir, Belvedere Castle, Bow Bridge and the Alice in Wonderland sculpture.
There are a million other things to do in the city and the surrounding suburbs but these were some of my favorite things we did during our time in New York City.
And finally, get a selfie with a horse.
My brother also made a short video of our trip too which you can view here.
Have you ever been to New York? What are your favourite things to do in the city?