Hey there loves! I’m back with a new post on my personal tips when traveling to the big apple! New York City is one of my favorite cities and holds a special place for me. Many people around me know that it was my dream to live there when I was younger to pursue fashion design. Although life took me in another direction I still visit from time to time and have realized that although I couldn’t live there now I love the inspiration I leave with every time.
So since I visit there often I came up with great tips for when traveling to NYC!! First tip and I honestly wish I had learned this the first couple of times I went is to wear comfortable shoes!! You will be doing a lot of walking and catching uber or train can get expensive.I know we all want to look cute and fashionable when going to NYC where fashion is everywhere but there are ways to look chic without getting blisters lol. When packing for NYC I tend to pack flats or small chunky heels shoes depending on the season it would be sandals or booties. Comfy sneakers are a good idea as well. I also suggest a good over the shoulder bag like the one im wearing were you can fit your camera,sunglasses,hand sanitizer, lipgloss and of course wallet. Comfort is everything so just take your basics when walking around the city.
My second tip is to research spots you have never been to, so that you can have a itinerary or list of sites and restaurants you want to visit. I did this a couple of times and it works for me but it does get hard to do when traveling in a big group since there is so much to do in the city. I also recommend that if you know someone who lives in the city have them guide you to what are the best spots in town!
My favorite thing in the city so far has been to see the sunset in a rooftop. There are so many rooftops so make sure you make a list of the best ones in the city. I went to PHD rooftop lounge at Dream Hotel midtown and let me tell you the view was amazing! Their vibe was so chill perfect for a date night.
I love to shop in NYC! So make sure to stop at several stores and boutiques. my favorite places are SOHO or the shops on 5h ave. One thing I notice is the Zara’s in NYC have way more items than the ones in the DC/ MD area so I always take advantage of that. I also love to go to Korea town and stock up on Korean beauty products. They also have this empanada stand called Nuchas on 32nd at Greeley Square Park that has become my tradition to stop by every time I go to Koreatown.
Another place that I thought was magical is the NYC public Library. Not only was Sex and City filmed there but the architecture is to die for! Also if you are into Fashion like me you should check on eventbrite for any fashion related events that might be going on in the city while you are there.
So there you go just some of my suggestions for when traveling to NYC ! Just remember enjoy it and take in every corner and skyscraper you see because this city is one of a kind. You will never finish exploring this city theres so much to do. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea I know but I think everyone should experience this great city at least once in their life. I love you NYC. Thank you for keeping me inspired.