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MY TRIP TO NEW YORK
When it came to my most recent trip, to New York, I managed to do some awesome things in a week that I could suggest anyone planning a trip to The Big Apple to do. When you go on a vacation, at least for me, there is just a few certain things I want—good food, good pictures, and good entertainment.
When planning for NY, for someone who is interested in getting good pictures and learning about the city (and getting an awesome picture of the Statue of Liberty), I strongly suggest buying tickets for a river tour. Trying to get pictures from a moving car or from the ground is not as efficient and enjoyable as taking an hour boat ride around the island. I promise you'll be able to get amazing shots of the city skyline and get real up close and personal with Lady Liberty.
After the river tour you may be a little hungry (like me), and what do New Yorker's always claim to have the best of? Uh hello! Their Pizza! I'll be honest, over my week in New York, I visited so many pizza places I have no idea which is the best. One of the places I visited that I really enjoyed was John’s Pizzeria in the Theatre District on West 44th St. Just a heads up though, if you're interested in an awesome pie (pizza), try and stay in the Time Square area. “If you want a good pie, you got to walk,” quoted straight from a New Yorker's mouth.
So my advice is to try and search for something between 7th Street and Time Square. For other restaurants and coffee shops I suggest stopping by Dean and Deluca on 8th Ave. for a mad Chai Tea and cupcakes, or Tony's Di Napoli on W 43rd Street for a family styled meal. The portions are enormous and their spaghetti and meatballs are incredible!
When it comes to the best entertainment—Broadway is the way to go. There are so many options that it could make your head spin. From comedy shows to Disney shows you can find anything and just about everything. It's a bit on the pricy side for tickets but if you're willing to spend it, it is worth the money.
My trip was a whirl wind but I still managed to do all the musts when it came to having an awesome stay in the Big Apple.