New York - A love letter x

Sarah Mott on 29 February 2024
Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. Well, I’m not actually leaving today – but I would really love to!

New York has a special place in my heart. I have family who live outside of New York and so have had been lucky enough to go to New York several times and for lots of different types of visits. I’ve been on girls trips where we stayed in hostels, trips as a child with my family, trips with my husband – just the two of us – and trips with my children at various ages. I distinctly remember one trip pushing a double buggy around the streets of New York and spending most of our time between FAO Schwarz, Central Park and the now sadly gone Toys R Us with the giant Ferris Wheel as it’s centre point.

I never tire of New York and always find something new to do. I’ve spent a lot of time in theatres in New York. I was lucky to have family working in the theatre and so was taken to some quite extraordinary productions – although my teenage self did not quite appreciate the significance of Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme at the time!

Each time we go the city changes and evolves. Our most recent trip we went on The Ride – a really different city tour that I would absolutely recommend to anyone, especially those with teenagers and people looking for something a little different. A backstage tour of Radio City Music Hall was a highlight – now to go back at a time when the Rockettes are performing their famous Christmas Spectacular!

We have our must do’s each time. A visit to Central Park and some time at Ground Zero to appreciate the view. A trip to the Hard Rock Café (you may remember from previous blogs that our teens insist on this everywhere we go!).

There are things that I would do again – a trip to Ellen’s Stardust Diner, what’s not to love about singing waiters and waitresses – and things that are one and done – M&M world, I’ll never understand the draw of the shop! Whatever we do I always enjoy going back and exploring more. New York will never be a city that I tire of.

Next on the list of places to visit when we go is the new Summit One Vanderbilt exhibit. I’m intrigued by this exhibit and can’t quite understand what it might be. I think that it is something that needs to be experienced. Never mind, I’ll just have to go back to visit in person!

What are your must do's in New York? Is it a city that you have visited or one that you dream of visiting in the future?