My Go-To Places in the Big Apple

New York has, and will always be, one of my absolute favorite places to travel to. I love being able to throw on my favorite pair of boots and explore the city. Have you ever felt like you just didn’t have enough time to experience all that the Big Apple has to offer? Well no need to fret—if you love to shop, eat, and see the sights, then I have some go-to places for your next trip to New York!

1—Brooklyn Bridge. Each time I get the chance to make my way over to Brooklyn, I take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. This bridge was the first steel wire suspension bridge constructed and has a span of 1,595.5 ft. The view is beautiful during all hours of the day, and it’s amazing to see how many cars travel on the road right below you!

2—Central Park. On July 21, 1853, the New York State Legislature set aside more than 750 acres of land to create America’s first major landscaped public park, known today as Central Park. It’s always nice to escape the city for a bit and be surrounded by nothing but nature. Central Park is the most popular park in New York, getting more than 40 million visitors each year. Not only can you enjoy a picnic or run through the park, but you can also find lots of great food vendors and even go canoeing! If you’re traveling during New York’s winter it can be a little chilly, so make sure to grab your favorite coat.

3—Chelsea. Located on the west side of Manhattan, Chelsea has become one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York. Chelsea is home to one of the most popular parks, The High Line, an old railroad line that was transformed into an above-ground park for people to enjoy. Chelsea is also home to Chelsea Market, an enclosed food court and shopping mall located on Ninth Avenue. If you want the best grilled cheese or just a shopping trip to Anthropologie, Chelsea Market is the place to go!

4—Prince Street Pizza. The first meal I eat in New York is always a good slice of pizza. Nothing beats being able to get a slice and a soda for under $5! You can find a variety of toppings and unbelievable homemade ingredients at this pizza shop. Be sure to also look for the wall of photographs of all celebrities who have visited the store.

New York truly is a world of its own and can be a little overwhelming if you don’t have your trip planned out. Next time you’re in the Big Apple, take the time to step outside of your tourist comfort zone, throw on some Nike sneakers, and venture to some of the places I mentioned.

Do you have any go-to places in NY? Let me know in the comments below!