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72 HOURS IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS AND NEITHER DID WE!!!!!!!!

TIMES SQUARE

Neon lights galore! Such an amazing experience, a must visit both night & day! I eventually got my selfie on the red steps - I knew I would get there one day!

GRAND CENTRAL STATION

A world famous landmark which I had only ever seen on movies! Every time is the right time to visit Grand Central Station.

OPEN TOP NIGHT BUS TOUR

The open top night bus is seriously the perfect way to experience the city after dark!

WORLD TRADE CENTRE 9/11 MEMORIAL

A beautiful morning walk in the sunshine - a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future commemorating the September 11 2001 attacks.

CYCLED ACROSS BROOKLYN BRIDGE & BACK MANHATTAN BRIDGE

Wow, talk about exercise! I loved this day, without a care in the world we cycled over Brooklyn Bridge and back Manhattan Bridge.. with the wind blowing through my hair and the sights I was taking in, I felt extremely lucky to have experienced this.

CHINA TOWN

Vibrant Chinatown is a densely populated neighbourhood that draws foodies and tourists to its many Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants for dumplings, pork buns and hand-pulled noodles!!

 

DAY BUS TOUR

Never would we have seen so many different things had we not done the hop on hop off bus! I would recommend this to anyone visiting this vibrant City - and it was the best way to rest our feet!!

STARDUST DINER

Home of the very talented singing waitstaff in Times Square. We drank, we sang & we danced the night away!! Definitely a must do.. an unforgettable evening spent in the Stardust Diner - great fun!

TOP OF THE ROCK

Ascend 70 Floors to Top of the Rock, quite literally the most amazing views I have ever seen!! Not once did I think of my fear of heights!

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH DOWN THE HUDSON RIVER

With a window seat on the boat, we sipped mimosa's, ate beautiful food and received the most excellent service from our waiter whilst sailing down the Hudson River - an experience I will never forget. We took some wonderful photographs on the outside of the boat as we sailed past The Statue of Liberty, memories that will last a lifetime.

 

PANIC ATTACK ON THE 102ND FLOOR OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

I have mixed emotions about this one!! Excitement and fear all mixed into one!! I have a massive fear of heights but I was so happy I did this.. the views we incredible, and it had been snowing which made it all look even more perfect - we even threw snowballs! When asked if I wanted to go higher up to the 102nd floor, I said NO WAY! But, when Sharon reminded me that fear lasts a few minutes and regret lasts a lifetime, I did it!! In saying this, I didn't move much when I was up there as my legs froze!! But with some amazing people around me, and as tears rolled down my cheeks we managed to get a group photograph. A day I will remember forever.

CENTRAL PARK

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City. It is located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side. Again, I had only ever seen this place on Films!! Strolling around and taking it all in was a wonderful experience with scenery I will remember always. Such a relaxing and calm feeling.

ROOFTOP BAR OVERLOOKING TIMES SQUARE

We enjoyed a fabulous evening in the Renaissance Rooftop bar in Times Square with fantastic views of the skyline - as the saying goes, the night is yougn and so are we!!

STATUE OF LIBERTY

The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to see her!! My dream finally came true.

 

Laura's 3 Top Tips for New York

  • Remember your trainers and plasters
  • Don't miss a thing - you can sleep when you get home!
  • Have no regrets