The city does not sleep, and neither do we because we only have 24 hours. That’s what I thought on my last night stop in New York City. I arrived at dinner time at the hotel in Times Square. I took the opportunity to visit the whole surrounding area and see the buzz of the city. People were coming in and out of the theatres, and I took advantage of that to get into one of them. Afterwards, I could not miss the Hard Rock Cafe where I enjoyed a wonderful American burger. To end the evening, I went up to the ‘The View’ restaurant of the Marriott Marquis Hotel which has a 360° view.
The next day, I woke up very early and went to have breakfast at the ‘Juniors‘, very close to Times Square. The food is typical American with bagels, bacon and eggs. Today is the day to return, but the goal is to visit the main attractions. So I walked down Times Square to the Rockefeller Center, NY’s iconic location. I went ahead and as soon as I got to 5th Avenue the feeling I had is like in the movies. I walked a little along the avenue and then headed towards Central Station because I wanted to take the subway to Brooklin Bridge. Taking the subway in New York is easy because you just have to see which line goes up and down the city.
I crossed the bridge of Brooklin and had another perspective of the city. Then I went back to the beginning and walked the streets of the city until arriving at the 9/11 Memorial. This is a sad but grandiose place, accompanied by the Liberty Tower. I walked around the garden a bit and went to Battery Park, the place where you can take a free boat to the Statue of Liberty. Taking the free tour to Staten Island is worth it for those who like me do not have time to make a visit to the island of the Statue of Liberty. Just remind that you’ll need to take 30 minutes to come back.