There is something about New York City that makes my heart flutter. Perhaps it’s that feeling you get of being so small and insignificant when surrounded by skyscrapers tall enough to touch the sky - symbols of the power and wealth of the city. Maybe it’s the buzz that is forever present on the bustling streets. Is it the sheer beauty of seeing the city lit up at night? Or, the fact that legitimate mac 'n' cheese is served in every restaurant?
Walking around a city is the best way to explore and get to know any place that you’re visiting. Learn the ins and outs of the city, walk down residential streets, and get to know your surroundings in an more intimate way the public transport routes offer.
Easily one of New York’s top tourist attractions, there is something special about seeing this city from above. The High Line walk, which begins in the Meatpacking District, runs a length of 1.45 miles (2.33km), and offers walkers an elevated view of the city. Take it as a chance to momentarily escape the hustle on the streets below, whilst still breathing in the thrill that is New York. You'll see Manhattan with fresh eyes, and leave with a new perspective of the city. You will even get the chance to admire some of New York's most prosperous apartments, some of which provide you with the perfect view inside to see how the other half live. Sigh.
Getting there: Flights from all London are regular. Non-stop return flights from £300. Set up a 'flight alert' on skyscanner.net and be notified of the cheapest rates during your travel period.