Best at sundown, even better on a solo trip because amidst the many in the lot and tallest of buildings in sight, you realise that you're by yourself in a place so iconic and larger than life. This is bound to make you feel like a part of a bigger purpose and existence!
1. Empire State Building (34th St. and 5th Avenue):
Pit stop over, and we were on our way to the Empire State Building. We planned to go here just in time for sunset, and stay to see all of the dazzling New York City lights - this did not go to plan! We underestimated quite how long it would take to get there from the hostel, and arrived in the dark! The views were still very impressive, and to our luck we didn't have to queue at all! We did find out however, it is extremely difficult to take any decent photos of yourself at the top - especially a selfie with a view!
Begin the second of your 3 days in New York City by visiting The Empire State Building. It is a towering masterpiece in Midtown Manhattan and is the most photographed building in the world. Standing at a whopping 1,454 feet, it was the tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years, until the original North Tower of the World Trade Centre was constructed in 1970. Aerial observatories are situated on floors 86 and 102. From here, you can get an unbelievable 360 degree view of New York City that gives you a real feel for how densely populated the Big Apple is. Get here early or during lunchtime to avoid queues and tour groups.
'' Zindagi mai kitna bhi try karo , kuch na kuch to chootega hi. So jaha ho wahi ka maja lete jao. '' the most famous dialogue of the movie YJHD and I followed it completely. Being able to wake up in the morning and decide on a whole new city to visit that day was incredible. I didn’t have to ask anybody else what they wanted to do - it was entirely up to me and my whims. My whims took me to some incredible places!