If you follow me on Instagram, you know that Ben and I flew over to the USA to spend a week in New York City. And what a week it was. New York is one of my favourite cities in the world and I love visiting. Because Ben’s never been, the plan was to do as many touristy things as humanly possible before we die of either heat, exhaustion or starvation. Here’s my guide to spending a fantastic week in New York (with a little bit of shopping thrown in for the aspiring fashionista).
Before I start dishing out tips for a perfect week in New York, I’ll give you some information on getting there.
This was the first time we used a lounge at an airport. And we’ll be using them in the future. The benefit of booking yourself into one is that you get to relax before your flight, enjoy complimentary nibbles and drinks or get a manicure if you really want to. I don’t think we’ve ever boarded a flight feeling more relaxed and happy before.
There’s plenty of options to book your accommodation, you can use Air BnB or like us, use Secret Escapes, for a cute little boutique hotel in Manhattan. Secret Escapes offer a number of hotels or holidays at a discounted rate and it works like a charm.
We flew to JFK and I find the yellow cab to be the best way to get from the airport. You walk out of the door, get in the line and are given a ticket for a cab. Perfect. And the rate to and from Manhattan is a set one, so you don’t have to worry about the metre. You can also tick one of the iconic NYC must-dos of your list, so what’s not to like. The set fare is $52, but you’ll have to pay the toll as well. On the way to Manhattan it cost us additional $0.80, it was an evening drive, on the way back it was $5.50. We tipped the driver 20%, although you can only tip a standard rate of $6.
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