New York: The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building was at the top of my list of things to see when I visited New York. If not for the countless movies it has been in, for that scene in Gossip Girl where Chuck waits for Blair at the top to declare his love (I'm a big Gossip Girl fan.)
On the first day we were in New York we decided to go to the top of the Empire State at night. It's open till 2am and costs $32.
It wasn't a far walk from our hotel and it was very easy to find from Times Square. I had been feeling unwell from the moment we arrived and I felt I could have gone back to the hotel room for the evening.
As it was the one thing I was determined to see I persevered and forced myself to the top. I am glad that I did as if I had let it get the better of me I would have missed out on some beautiful views.
I would recommend going up the building at night as you get a fantastic view of the city all lit up- it is absolutely stunning!
There is an outside viewing platform and an inside one, the best photos come from the outside platform- be warned though it is very windy up there!
We tried and tried to get pictures on the outside platform but it was so windy it was practically impossible. This might have been because it was February and particularly colder than later in the year maybe.
This was my favourite sight of the holiday I could have stayed up there looking at the views all evening!
It started the holiday of with a bit of magic and glamour and I could not think of a better beginning to our New York adventure.
I don't think I really need to say it but if you're heading to New York soon this is a must see.
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