Visit New York
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New York City is a fantastic city that will amaze you in many ways. It is our favorite city In the US and maybe one of our favorite cities in the world. What makes it so special? We love the speed with which the city moves, the smell of the city and all the sounds. It is a fascinating chaos that makes you enjoy every second you walk around in this crazy city.
Approximately ten million people live in New York and slightly more than twenty-two million in the metropolitan area. This makes New York part of the ten largest cities in the world. New York is one of the most important cities in the world in many areas. Whether in the field of finance, art or fashion; New York is 'The place to be'. When you walk around in Manhattan the energy you feel can’t be found in any other city in the world.
Manhattan is just one of the five boroughs that make up New York. The other are Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx. You also want to discover the other neighborhoods. Like Brooklyn for example, by far one of the nicest neighborhoods. Brooklyn is somewhat more alternative. Here you will find many great museums, but also very good restaurants and cool shops. Life here is more 'laid back'. The Williamsburg district was one of my highlights of my time in New York.
A visit to New York is an accumulation of highlights for most tourists. Also in the evening there is a lot to discover. In the Soho district you have lots of nice little bars where they play live music. And of course a must visit is Central Park. A beautiful park in the middle of the city. A great place to escape the busy city and to have a relaxed picnic.
New York is such a huge city that describing it in detail is almost impossible. Here are a few useful links we used to make our visit to New York a bit more conscious.
- The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in NYC
- 5 Most Beautiful Places to do Yoga in NYC
- The best parks in NYC
Best time to visit New York
The temperature in April, May, June, September and October is ideal for a city trip to New York. The weather is mild and pleasant in these months while it can be very hot in summer. So the best travel time for New York is therefore spring and autumn.
Where to stay in New York
If you are looking for a great place to stay in New York and you are not on a budget we recommend staying at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge frames. This hotel is undoubtedly one of New Yorks finest hotels. The atmosphere is beyond words and it has an absolutely astonishing view from the rooftop (see picture above). With great eco friendly finishing materials and furniture the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge also thinks of its ecological footprint. The design channels nature with a green wall in the lobby and moss planters in the guest rooms. Behind the scenes it offers an efficient heating/cooling system. On booking.com they get an excellent average rating of 9.0 and you can book it here.
If you are more on a budget please have a look at our map below: