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Travel Bucketlist #8: New York

a night view of the famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York

One of the places that I would love to see in this lifetime is New York, also known as New York State {to distinguish it from New York City}. There are lots of interesting places to visit there and who would pass the chance to ride one of those iconic yellow taxis and visit the world-famous Statue of Liberty? Oh and who wouldn’t want to sample the famous New York food at the equally famous Seredipity 3 restaurant? If I can afford it, I’d probably book one of those NYC travel packages from NYCtrip.com so that I can spend my birthday in Manhattan!

Oh well, this might be just a very long shot but if I ever find myself boarding a plane one day and heading to New York State here are what’s going to be on my itinerary:

  • Times Square ~ Remember the jumbotron Gru and his minions stole in the first Despicable Me film? It is located on Times Square, along with a gazillion of other eye candies that are sure to leave anyone seeing it for the first time in awe. It is also one of the most visited intersections in the world, so best prepare yourself for the throngs of people milling about by the time you visit. Apart from the numerous shops to check out, I would like to visit Broadway since this is where my favorite band of all time, The Goo Goo Dolls, come from.
  • Central Park ~ You have seen this park featured a number of times on famous American flicks and I sure would like to experience visiting it for real!Located right in the middle of the island of Manhattan, the world’s most famous park offers its visitor a break from the buzzing city activities by giving them the chance to explore its grounds, the fountains and bridges, as well as its huge reservoir.
  • The Empire State Building ~ the state’s tallest building, located in Midtown Manhattan is one of the must-see attractions in this side of the United States. I would like to see the rest of the city from its 102nd-floor viewing deck.
  • The Statue of Liberty ~ a ferry ride to the most celebrated statue will be such an amazing experience. This well-loved symbol of the American freedom has been doing welcoming duties to seafarers around the area since 1886 and a group shot with her in your photo sure is a perfect memento of one great travel adventure.

    my Niagara Falls shaped postcard

  • Niagara Falls ~ another world-famous attraction found in New York. A trip to this state is hardly ever complete if you will fail to visit this great work of nature. If I ever come by, I will also make sure to buy a stash of Niagara Falls postcard to send to my postcrossing friends!  :laugh:

Five Alternative Things to do in New York for Couples

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Are you thinking of a holiday with your partner in the US? New York City is the perfect travel destination. Flights are inexpensive, leaving you with more spending money in your pocket for accommodations, attractions and dining. New York City is a very cool and trendy place for young travelers  There is so much to see and do, so much excitement at all hours of the day and night. You will be a part of the culture, enjoying the shopping, the nightlife, the theater  and the dining experiences. Everyone has heard of the best tourist destinations in New York City such as Ground Zero, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Macy’s and Central Park. Go ahead and visit all of these wonderful and famous spots. But if you are looking for some alternative things to do, below are five spots that couples will enjoy while on holiday in New York City.

While in Central Park, why not stop for a concert? The Summer Stage has free performances with all different types of music like reggae, salsa, opera and rock. The Summer Stage is located at Rumsey Playfield. If you love classical music, visit the Naumberg Bandshell, a venue which hosts classical as well as popular music performances.

Visit the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden for an aesthetic attraction and capture beautiful photos to remember your visit. There are several gardens to stroll through, then why not stop for a picnic. Admission to the Park and Garden is free, except for the Chinese Scholar’s Garden. The Cultural Center is home to a Performing Arts Program, bringing you live theater  dance, film and music events throughout the year. Venues include the Music Hall, Veterans Memorial Hall and open air South Meadow Stage.

Couples can also enjoy a romantic dinner cruise while on holiday in New York City. Take a three hour cruise along the Hudson River. The evening cruise includes a five course meal and a dance. Also available is a romantic three hour cruise from Pier 81. The World Yacht dinner cruise includes a four course dinner and a DJ dance. Travel is down the Hudson River, around the edge of Manhattan, up through the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge, heads for the Statue of Liberty, then back up the Hudson River.

Be a kid again and take a trip over to Coney Island amusement area. This famous seasonal destination is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, a beach, boardwalk, and aquarium. You’ll both have a blast riding the Cyclone Roller Coaster, driving the bumper cars, playing at the arcade, seeing the circus sideshow, visiting the museum, watching the fireworks show, and eating hot dogs, bagels, pizza, or spumoni. Coney Island is located in the southern part of Brooklyn.

The Bronx Zoo is another attraction that will delight couples of all ages. The Zoo offers many activities such as camel rides, penguin and sea lion feedings, a 4-D Theater, and exhibits like Himalayan Highlands, Jungle World, Tiger Mountain, and World of Reptiles. Admission is only $29.95-$33.95, which will get you in to all the attractions, exhibits and activities. Stop for a snack at the many cafes and food stands in the park.

Looking to plan a holiday for you and your partner, consider travelling to the Big Apple, New York City, the city that never sleeps. With three major airports to fly into, why not use a flight comparison tool like momondo to find the best deal on flights to New York.

Author Bio: David Bell is a freelance writer and blogs about travel, interior design, online marketing, telecoms and small business solutions. Follow him on Twitter @DavidBellWriter

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official postcrossing.com cards, postcards, New York,

New York is probably one of the most fascinating cities in the world, not to mention one of the most colorful,  one I’d love to visit in this lifetime, too! I would love to check out the Statue of Liberty + the Rockefeller Center, visit Central Park + the the Bronx Zoo, or ride one of those world-famous yellow taxis or give the subway a try. I would also love to walk along Broadway + pray hard that I bump into one of my favorites, John Rzeznik, who lives somewhere in this street! I would also love to sample their bagels + hotdogs, along with an assortment of other street foods. I might also be included to walk past numerous metal detectors garrett + check out a number of the local shops! 😉

Oh well, that visit may not come in the next 5 years or so, that is why I am glad I got this postcard to cheer me up. This is another official Postcrossing.com card {with Postcard ID#: 714871}, which I got early this year.

Zaliya wrote this message for me:

Sending you a warm hug from USA, New York City. I’m currently hear + sorry for not sending  the card from my own country. It beautiful here! Very very nice! Okay, have a wonderful day!

postcards: a map card from new york city

postcards, map cards, New York

I did mention on several occasions that I am in the process of completing my 50-State map cards collection.  I am actually making slow progress but nevertheless, I am loving every map that comes my way.

Recently one of my swap mates posted this lovely New York map card on here Facebook timeline. I loved it + asked her if she can help me get one of my own. I was so delighted when her friend agreed to send me one in exchange for a Philippine map card.

I got my card a few weeks ago + it really made my day! It features some to the famous attraction found in the State, including Lake George, Catskill Mountains, + the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Some New York trivia you might want to know:

  • It is one of the original 13 states
  • it has a 16M population
  • Albany is the capital of New York
  • Rose is the State Flower
  • Sugar Maple is the State Tree
  • “Exelsior, ever upward” is the State Motto
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Thank you Patricia for this beautiful card + the lovely note you sent along with it. Thanks to Jennefer, too, for making this swap possible! 🙂
Thought I’d share my postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday, where I am joining for the first time: