At the time of writing, I am sitting in the UK as 2018 comes to a close, looking through a fantastic set of memories I made last week in the USA. New York City is a city like no other, and not only does it have something for everyone, it was an absolute haven for a solo traveller such as myself; someone who just wanted to explore, meet new people and take some photographs of some brilliant places.
After a long journey and having settled in to a beautiful hotel, it was time to explore. In the following pages, I have written about what I did on each particular day, shared my favourite pictures and given any helpful details for anybody wishing to include a part of my trip in their trip.
Click the picture to read about that day!
Day 0 – Arriving in New York
Featuring: One long flight from Lisbon and all the details on New York accommodation – a beautiful hotel with a close historical connection to the Titanic.
Day 1 – 1WTC, Liberty and Ellis Islands, Financial District (approx. 16km)
Featuring: Views from the tallest building in then Western Hemisphere, sailing around some American history, festive nighttime views downtown.
Day 2 – The High Line, Midtown, Central Park, Top of the Rock, Times Square (approx. 21km)
Featuring: A new park built on a disused railway line, the concrete jungle, incredible nocturnal views.
Day 3 – Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Little Italy (approx. 13km)
Featuring: Crossing that bridge from the movies on foot, some delicious Italian grub, mad squirrels.
Day 4 – A cloudy walk to the East Side, Christmas Lights at Dyker Heights (approx. 16km)
Featuring: The hunt for a film location, low clouds and high towers, some incredibly festive homes!
Day 5 – Ground Zero Museum Workshop, The Intrepid and USS Growler, More Midtown (approx. 17km)
Featuring: A unique insight into 9/11, looking at all things naval, walking around Midtown to find what I had missed.