New York, otherwise known as The Big Apple, is an exceptional place to go. There is an unexplainable energy that resonates through the city. One that makes you feel alive; your heart beats and you feel all the vibrations as they move through your soul.
It’s intense – it’s a place where so many people go to live out their dreams and become who they want to be in life. It’s the place where you decide you’re going to take the leap and hope for that big break where you truly make something out of yourself.
And for a traveler, this is something that you need to experience for yourself, as simply describing it will never do it justice.
So if you’re planning to go away on your travels, make sure you don’t miss New York off the list.
Here are some more reasons why.
You get to see so many things at once.
Two words: sensory overload. Nothing compares to walking through Time Square with the big lights, the large crowds, and all the exciting things that follow.
There is so much to see that you won’t quite know where to look at one time – and that’s the beauty of it. It isn’t dull, or boring, or empty – it’s life at its best. It’s an area that is alive – a city that never sleeps.
So if you’re looking for somewhere to stop on your travels that wakes you up and gives you that motivation to thrive, then New York is a wonderful place to have that moment.
You can experience every actors dream.
If you’re a creative one of sorts, and love all things performance wise, then you will know that New York holds so many opportunities for your kind, not to mention the fact that it’s the birthplace of Broadway.
There are tons of actors and actresses like the beautiful Katharine McPhee that are currently there performing in musicals like ‘Waitress’, so you will definitely want to take some time out to see all the fun shows that are going on while you’re there.
Here’s a handy video guide to getting Broadway show tickets.
You can step into the life of the sex and the city girls.
We all know that oh so wonderful tv show turned film was filmed all around New York. The shops, the streets, the bars, the nightlife – these are all so iconic and famous now because of how often they were included in the show.
Believe it or not, there are even tours that you can go on where a guide takes you to up to 40 of the best hotspots. So if you want to do it in style and live how the girls did for the duration of your time – you can!
There’s nothing wrong with a little role playing here and there.
If you’re a big Sex and the City fan you need to watch this
You can learn so much about the past.
If you like to know all you can about a place when you visit it, then you will have pages full of writing to add into your journal from being in New York. One of the most obvious things to address, would be The World Trade Center that was sadly destroyed on the 11th of September 2001.
But from that, came an incredible amount of strength and hope that managed to build the One World Trade Centre which stands even taller now, as a way of showing the world that they cannot and will not be defeated.
There are museums to visit too that allow you to pay your respects, and wander through exhibits that come from that day.
You can share your own story with others.
Let’s face it, you’re not going to fall short on people to talk to in New York. With a population of over 8 million people, you never need to worry about being alone.
One of the most beautiful things that you can do in the world – no matter where you are, is to make connections with other human beings. Whether it lasts a lifetime, a year, or a single minute. It’s what we’re good at, and we long for it. Connections.
So take advantage of the magical opportunity that you have and go and share your story, and listen to others. Chat to the barman. Chat to the taxi driver. And cop a squat next to the old man sitting alone on the bench and ask him how his day is going.
So now you have all of the reasons laid out in front of you, make sure you don’t pass up an offer to visit this diverse city.