Jump Into The Small Screen - NYC Travel Guides

Friday, May 10, 2013

It's time to think about going somewhere, to have an exciting break and get away from the grind here in the UK. Where should you go?

Where's the place that you know so much about, the place that is so familiar to you that you feel as if you've already been? It's New York. There are constantly good offers to be had with all the major airlines so now is the time to book flights to your favorite city.

New York has so many famous landmarks, most with a proud history such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. But many of them are fascinating not just because of their obvious historical worth, they're interesting because we've grown up with them, we see them week in week out on the TV.

Where to begin? Your arrival in New York will likely bring you to Grand Central Terminal, which is where the character Serena from "Gossip Girl" arrives in New York after her mysterious absence in the first episode. The station is probably one of the grandest in the world and a great photo opportunity, and while you're there you can pop into The Campbell Apartment bar and have a cocktail at the bar where Serena got frisky with Chuck! You'll need to find a place to stay in New York so why not the New York Palace hotel which houses the Gilt bar and restaurant, scene of so much action in "Gossip Girl." Very luxurious and a great place to spend an evening.

You'll be perfectly located to visit the New York Public library where Carrie's ill-fated non-wedding to Big was due to take place in "Sex and the City". From here take a cab to 410 Bleecker Street to see the Magnolia Bakery, where Carrie and Miranda sat outside eating pink cupcakes and talking about Carrie's crush on Aidan.

If "Friends" is more your thing, take a look at the Pulitzer Fountain opposite the Plaza hotel on the corner of 5th Ave and 58th St. "Friends" was actually filmed in Los Angeles but they built a replica of the fountain for the cast to dance in for the famous opening credits. Of course you'll naturally want to visit Central Perk, the iconic coffee shop, but unfortunately it was never real, just a set created in the studio, however all is not lost!

You can experience an exact copy on your return to the UK, because Central Perk in Liverpool now exists at 38 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, L3 2AN. A visit there will be the perfect way to experience the New York ambiance again and imagine you're back in the Big Apple. Tall skinny latte please!

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