My Guide to New York City

Welcome to a new travel series! I’ve found this new feature on google maps which means you can share your favourite spots around the world; so cue multiple of these coming your way! We’ve visited so many great places and now I can share them with you in the easiest way possible.

I thought I’d share my favourite spots in New York as our last trip would have been the 5th time I’ve visited. It’s such an awesome city and only a 6 hour flight from London which means you can go for a week (or maybe even 4 days when the flights are cheap) and feel like it’s all worth it.

The map includes a list of places to eat as well as interesting places to take photos and explore. I can update it too, so as I visit I’ll keep updating as I find new things to do and see!

Click on each of my pins to find out a little bit about the place and if you click through to google maps you can also see the different categories or also check out the list below:

Delicatessen– Cheeseburger Spring rolls are a favourite
Egg Shop– Worth the wait and will fulfil your breakfast dreams
The Standard Grill– The interiors are perfect for photos & the food is good too!
Chelsea Market– Pop up food stall dreams and a great place to explore at the weekends.
RedFarm– The best Chinese I’ve ever had would recommend the crispy duck and pac man dumplings.
Magnolia Bakery– Try the banana pudding you won’t be disappointed.
10Below Ice Cream– We waited 40 mins but it was worth it.
Smorgasburg Market– Food market heaven, ramen burger recommended.
Fort Defiance– Thanks to Tyson for this recommendation, one of the best places for brunch. If you’re visiting Redhook, this is the place to eat.
Blue Bottle Coffee– Right by the Highline, so grab a coffee and head on up. Also they’re brownie bites are so tasty.
Gasoline Alley Coffee– Perfect pitstop while shopping in soho
Happy Bones– My favourite coffee and they do cool t-shirts too.
Flatiron Building– The most photographed building in New York but still an interesting place to see.
High Line– My favourite place to enjoy the sunshine, it’s a disused rail track recreated into a beautiful walk way.
Brooklyn Bridge– A great place to people watch and take a walk.
Central Park– Pretend you’re in a rom-com and take in the views
Red Hook Dock– Closest view of the Statue of Liberty from land, the town is interesting too.
Harry’s Corner Shop – A great mural for photos
Little Cupcake Bakeshop – A love heart mural
SeaGlass Carousel– This place is a little random but a different activity to do at around dusk.
66 Perry Street (Carrie Bradshaw’s House)– If you’ve watched SATC you’ll have a great time here!
WTC Oculus– The light in this place makes it glow.
 –The Metropolitan Museum of Art– Visit the Egyptian exhibit, it has beautiful natural lighting and a tomb within the exhibition. You make a contribution to their foundation as entrance which is whatever you would like to donate.
The Museum of Modern Art– Visit alone with a coffee and lose yourself for a couple of hours, one of my favourite places.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum– Normally tied in with the Met, it has interesting exhibits and beautiful architecture.
SoHo– My favourite area to shop especially as it has an Aritzia too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little guide and let me know what you think if you visit anywhere!

(Also thanks to everyone who has recommended places too, especially Nicole and Lauren for their introduction to cheeseburger spring rolls at Delicatessen)

Here’s a few snaps from our last trip:

Guggenheim before closing
Sunny Highline Views
My favourite room at the Met
Flat Iron Building
WTC Occulus
Treelined Streets