City Visit: New York, New York, USA


This post is one chapter in our trip to New York City via Cathay Pacific First Class. This trip was booked using American Airlines AAdvantage miles and Starwood Preferred Guest points. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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City Visit: New York, USA

We had a great 6 days in New York over Memorial Day weekend 2014. As we all do, we often get the opportunity to talk about the United States amongst travelers around the world. This is an especially interesting topic for me, being Canadian.

Throughout my world travels, I’ve always encouraged those that I have happened to meet that want to visit the US to visit two cities – New York and San Francisco. These two locations in the US are the greatest across the continent. Sure the drive to Key West from Florida is interesting, sure Telluride, Colorado remains my favorite ski area in the USA, and sure it’s tough to beat the beauty of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Despite this, there is something about New York and San Francisco. My opinions after this visit haven’t changed. New York is still one of the greatest cities in the world.

A Walk through Central Park:

We started with a beautiful walk through Central Park.

A walk along New York’s Highline:

New since my last visit is the terrific Highline in the Chelsea neighborhood. Starting in the Meat Packing District, the Highline are old railway tracks converted into green space. They even have their own wine bars and chair loungers. It’s a great place to get away for a short walk.


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A Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge:

Even amid the beautiful parks, the city never ceases to amaze. NYC is really a photographer’s dream. Beautiful architecture, and the majestic nature of the Brooklyn Bridge, all add up to inspiring sights.

In and around mid town New York:

A Walk through Soho:

As always, Little Italy had great restaurants. Nearby Soho also had some great shopping. It would be more accurate to report that MrsWT73 did some damage here with shopping, while I hung out outside and watched the world go by taking in the wonderful view as we wandered south toward the Staten Island ferries.

Overall, NYC is easy on the camera lens. There’s so much to see and do here. There’s lots to keep you entertained and thankfully, for the most part, we had good weather.
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