New York Travels

New York Travels

One of the perks of living in Washington, D.C. is undoubtedly its geographical location. Don’t get me wrong, D.C. has many things to offer but there are times when getting out of the nation’s capital is a refreshing change of scenery. Some people find comfort and de-stress by exploring the serenity of nature’s wonders and landscapes; on the other hand, I find it by adventuring in big and busy cities. This weekend I visited one of the cities I personally consider one of the best cities in the world: New York City. I am always in awe when traveling to this wonderful city, and I would recommend any current or future students at TWC to make the trip up north and experience the magnificence that is Manhattan.

 

Times Square

 

I must say, the end of March was hardly the best time to visit the city, as it rained nonstop and it put a damper on ordinary tourist activities. However, rain or shine, New York City always offers a wide variety of activities and will impress anyone with its skyscrapers and relentless bustle. One of my favorite spots in the city is Rockefeller Center where I am always tempted to spot the Mexican flag or take pictures of the ice rink. Another obligatory stop is Madison Square Park where you can enjoy Shake Shack’s original location and take a seat to an incomparable view of the Flatiron Building. After eating that burger that’s just as good as California’s In-N-Out, you can stop into Eataly for a fantastic coffee or gelato to round out the meal. If you have yet to notice, New York is a foodie’s paradise, giving you access to every single type of cuisine imaginable. Not to mention the seas of shops around you; sometimes it’s hard to avoid buying a thing or two. At least during this trip, because of time constraints, I managed to avoid being roped into buying cheap, generic, NYC souvenirs. I plan to return after the semester ends, when the weather is finally warm, and take the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty or make the trek to Coney Island.

 

This weekend was incredibly special, and being around good company is definitely the best part of traveling; it could hardly be an incredible trip without having someone to share it with. I find it especially rewarding when you have a diverse group. Every person has a different perspective on things and it gives you an opportunity to see more amazing places and try new and exciting things. So whether it’s being “one of those tourists” in Times Square or Central Park, enjoying an authentic Italian meal or fast-food American classics, traveling around New York City is always a new adventure.

 

Columbus Circle

 

Lincoln Center

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