So, anyone who knows me knows that the only place in the whole wide world i want to visit is New York, New York! Now, just so you know, i do plan on doubling the name up throughout this entire post! Annoying much??! Probably! Anyhow, i did find myself rather pleased when a friend of mine moved out there and set up home! Even more pleased when i received an invite to visit him, i have no words to explain the sheer delight that ran through me, or indeed explain the size of the Grinch-like-smile that spread right across my face! I think i may have even done a little dance around my room and let out some kind of joyous WOOP! Yes, yes, you guess right, i was MORE than thrilled!!! Checking out flights and attractions has filled the majority of my day off!!
So, the flights i can totaly work out whenever. I know the basics and am all up on travel and transport since my move South, so travelling on my lonesomne i am actually quite looking forward to! I shall spend the journey reading books on New York, New York!!!
So where to begin??! Perhaps with a sightseeing tour?! Check out the obvious like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge. Just to set eyes on these will excite me more than anything i'm sure. This can also be pre-booked (always thinking!) at just a mere £42.22 and it is the only tour to incorporate a boat cruise! Hold on to your stomachs!!!
Another cruise that is slightly cheaper is the 'Hop-on Hop-off' cruise PLUS a 9/11 Memorial ticket, just a mere £16.69 and goes through New York harbour. I feel this must be a MUST-SEE!!!
My fave has to be the Empire State Building ticket! To get to the top i will feel just like Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle when she goes to meet Tom Hanks! Awww! Only £14.13 so this is pretty much a definite already!!
Definitely will be dragging poor Dom to the theatre. Having viewed many a musical on The West End the next stop has to be on Broadway! So i can take my pick from Mamma Mia, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mary Poppins...Oh the list really is quite endless! Ahh decisions, decisions!
I feel that i couldn't possibly visit New York, New York and not see Ground Zero. The World Trade Centre Walking Tour is £15.41 and quite frankly i would pay a hell of a lot more. To visit what once was, and still is, the symbol of the city itself is going to be a truly memorable moment!
I am only going to be able to stomach one cruise so i really must choose between them all! This little beauty is making its way to be a winner however. The New York (New York) City Harbor Lights Night Cruise (£20.54). To watch the sun setting, the glistening lights jump off the river. Ahhh this really is going to be one of those amazing moments in life that you will the world to stop, just for a few moments, to really let it sink in that you're in possibly the most amazing city in the world...!
My list could go on and on, there's Madame Tussauds (£21.38), a possibility of a Niagara Falls day trip (but at £308.20...erm, maybe when i win the lottery!) I want to take a stroll around Central Park, take a ride in a yellow cab, go crazy shopping down Fifth Avenue, join the the New York, New York TV and movie sites tour (£25.68), Sex and the City hotsopts tour (£30.82) drink cosmos and parade down the sidewalk like Carrie Bradshaw! Go for champgne in the Waldorf Astoria (Home Alone II: Lost In New York (New York), definitely my favourite!!!) And the ultimate...visiting The Dakota Building where my all-time hero John Lennon was shot!
The excitement is almost too much to bare, perhaps more so than other changes that are going on in my life at the moment! And that takes some beating!!!
'You're gonna love it that much Lucy, you'll never want to go home' Christ, i get homesick 2 1/2 hours away in London! Although i am still pretty sure Dom's words will be more than true!!!
Oh New York, New York, i hope you're ready!!!Xxx
All the tours and theatre tickets are pre-bookable on viator.com! Save yourself some money and hassle and buy before you fly!!!Xxx