11 photos that will make you want to visit New York City

We love New York City.

You know those tourist t-shirts that everyone who visits NYC seems to have? Well, yeah, they don’t lie. Everyone we’ve talked to who has been to the Big Apple has fallen in love with it.

So now we want you to as well!

For this wintry Wednesday (here in New Zealand, anyway) we thought it would be nice to show you some of our favourite photos of New Yorkย that will make you want to pack your bags right now!

Fancy taking a helicopter ride over Manhattan? The view is spectacular:

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NYC from the air

The buildings are so grand and there are always so many people everywhere. We loved the Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Station – ask a local if you can’t find it!

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Grand Central Station

Despite NYC being a concrete jungle for the most part, there are lots of little green spaces that are pretty peaceful. We especially liked Washington Square Park in the West Village.

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Serenity in Washington Square Park

The views of Manhattan from Williamsburg can’t be beaten – and the food across that side of the East River is pretty damn good too!

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Manhattan skyline

The Highline (on the right) is one of our favourite parts of New York City. It’s so nice being elevated above the hot, loud city streets and it helps that there is some delicious food at the end – the Chelsea Markets!

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A lion guards the New York Public Library

Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is a must-do for visitors to NYC. Yes, it’s busy, yes, it’s cliched, but you have to do it!

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Central Park from the air

Do you want to visit New York City now? Bet you do!

If you’re planning on visiting soon, check out our post on 36 hours in NYC on a budget. Also, here’s a great post about different areas to stay in NYC.

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10 comments

    • Petra
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      I’m so jealous! Thanks, yeah the chopper was incredible – it’s so different seeing the city from the air! Totally recommend it ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Another great view of the NYC skyline is at the Liberty State Park on New Jersey! It’s a sprawling park which is quite close to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and you’d get an unfettered view of those islands and Manhattan. It’s quite cumbersome to get there but it’s great for picnics.

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