Whether you’re a health nut who likes to stay on top of the hottest fitness trends, a foodie searching for the perfect plate to hashtag, an aspiring actor, a budding fashionista, or a traveling tourist craning your neck to catch every sight, bask in the luminous lights of New York, the city that never sleeps.
Step off the train into Grand Central Station; let the vibrations under your feet amplify your mood and feed off the excitement, rush, and wonder of New York City. An endless wealth of opportunity buzzes at your fingertips as you wander out onto 42nd street and hail a cab, anxious to capture them in your hungry palms.
This city has Magic, a magic to make you feel as if it were built especially for you. As you gaze out the windows of your ride, marveling at the movement and momentum of the streets, envision yourself among them, a wild thread woven into the tapestry of the town.
The Empire State Building towers ahead, and as humbled as you are to explore every famous historic landmark the Big Apple is known for, you can’t help but let your curiosity pull you toward the lesser known roads.
As you search for your center under the bright neon signs and blinking lights of Times Square, take a beat and be entertained by the wide array of street performers begging for attention. Real life mannequins, bucket drummers, break dancers, beat boxers, and the next undiscovered Santana shreds on his guitar as you stumble by, just looking enough in front of you so you don’t get hit by the unforgiving street traffic.
With one electrified foot in front of the other, you make your way to Central Park, prepared to scour the 843 acres of green space knowing you will only scratch the surface. Take a daring step through the wardrobe and explore the hidden trails like a character straight out of Narnia, drowning out the cacophony of city sounds behind you. Like a treasure hunt without a map, you never know what you might discover; an antique carousel, a hidden tribute to the Bard, or a vendor hawking your favorite snacks.
Stroll along the cobblestone streets of SoHo, window shopping through the most unique boutiques and admiring the modern art galleries that wedge themselves between some of the best restaurants in the world. On one street, travel to all four corners of the world. Grab a guide and follow them as you delight in the spices of India, the sauces of Italy and the dishes of Venezuela.
Pause for an instagram-worthy shot in High Line Park in Manhattan before exploring the other boroughs. Snap a selfie at the famous Apollo theater in the Bronx, take a boomerang as you travel over the beautiful Brooklyn bridge, catch a Mets game in Queens or take the ferry out to Staten Island, posing for pics with Lady Liberty along the way. Discover the one-of-a-kind parks, live music, restaurants and landmarks that each unique neighborhoods has to offer. While you may not be able to catch it all, you’ll be able to make the most of it when you get the insider trek and travel like a local.
Fall helplessly in love with the cracks, dips, smooth and rough edges of the concrete jungle.