You need to visit New York City at least once in your lifetime! The Big Apple is one of the most iconic cities in the world, I fell in love with it the moment I arrived. Have you been there recently? I would love to read your stories and hear your recommendations, all you have to do is put everything down in the comment section below.
What is exciting for me is that Aer Lingus fly direct to New York City from Dublin! I love the fact that getting over there is so easy from my home country. It’s not just the flights that are easy to come by but the whole process is so simple and stress free. I flew from it last year and it was super fast. The pre-clearance facility is unique to Dublin airport so basically it means that UK passengers can go through customs at Dublin Airport, so when you arrive in the US no queuing and more time to hit the road, and if you’re transferring in the US, you do so as a domestic passenger, so cool and saved me loads of time when I transferred from Chicago to Texas.
Also, being Irish I love Aer Lingus. Five star airline without the five star prices, I got a super cheap flight from Ireland to the states, and always use them if i’m going that way round the world. And check this out: For your chance to win 2 tickets to New York with Aer Lingus via Dublin + £1000 spending money click to enter the competition: http://bit.ly/1BQ2PGz.
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The only challenging thing you have to do is figure out what exactly you’re going to do there, the choices are endless. If you haven’t been to New York yet then here are somethings you have to look forward to, if you have been then I am sure you know exactly what I am talking about!
The most unique thing about the city is the people that live there. ‘New Yorkers’ are sometimes seen as tough people, my experience was very different because the people I met along the way were some of the warmest and friendliest ever! American in people tend to be extremely nice but in New York I was always made to feel welcome and comfortable.
The first thing you will notice is that the portions are absolutely massive! Once you’ve got over the size of the meal the next thing you will find is that it tastes absolutely amazing. If there’s one piece of advice you need to know it’s to eat as much as you possibly can. Leave the diet at the airport and east until you can’t eat anymore! Every meal from breakfast to dinner, plus the cheeky midnight snacks of room service, is going to be big, indulgent and full of amazing flavours. There is food for every taste in the Big Apple, this is because the city is so culturally diverse. My favourite has to be the cheesecake don’t miss out on that!
There are amazing views in the city wherever you turn. The best way to get a clear view of New York is to head to the top of the Empire State building or splash out and take a helicopter tour – I did a tour when I was there and it was well worth the money!