I still can’t believe that we’ve enjoyed such an unforgettable time in Manhattan just before the world changed so drastically.
At the end of February 2020, we headed off to New York on our half-term holiday. My travel companions: my husband, two teenage daughters and my mum.
The Times Square EDITION
As this was my mum’s first time to visit New York, I preferred to stay as close to all that I wanted to show her and in the heart of it all, Times Square.
This luxury lifestyle hotel, a sister brand of The Ritz-Carlton, is conceived by Ian Schrager and opened its doors in 2019. But sadly, it seems the hotel will be ceasing operations and close permanently. Due to several factors including the COVID-19 pandemic.
More info on The Times Square EDITION
The hotel features 452 guest rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center and six unique dining experiences developed by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser.
As you can see below, we’ve done lots of fun activities for all ages. But of all of these, there are a few not to miss on your next trip to New York:
9/11 Memorial Museum: The year before, we also took a trip to New York and were so impressed that we couldn’t re-visit New York without showing the 9/11 Memorial Museum to my mum.
Top of the Rock & One World Observatory: both amazing with different views. A plus for the Top of the Rock: you can also enjoy the views outside instead of behind glass. A plus for One World Observatory: the elevator, you have to pay close attention when going up and seeing the history and building of Manhattan unfold to you.
- Madame Tussauds
- M&M’s World
- Bryant Park
- Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
- One World Observatory
- Westfield Shopping Mall
- 9/11 Memorial Museum
- Statue of Liberty
- Roosevelt Island with the cable cart
- Central Park
- Grand Central Terminal
- NY Public Library
- Hudson Yards: The Vessel
- Walking the Highline
- SoHo for a mini food tour