I recently returned from a trip to New York City and it was absolutely incredible. The city has so much character and I'm dying to go back. Though there are thousands of things to love and go see, here are my top five favorite things about New York City.
1. The Energy
Everybody in New York City (NYC) is coming or going somewhere. Everyone has got their own thing going on. They're working hard, chasing their dreams, and living their life to the fullest. It's so busy and that energy is contagious.
2. The Culture
The food, the languages, the churches--everything. New York can be anyone's home because there's a place for everyone there. I love walking through the streets, hearing so many different languages, trying so many different foods, and seeing so many beliefs being shared.
3. The Art
When planning my trip to the city, my biggest reason for going was theatre. I love Broadway beyond words, so seeing some shows was a must. Every performance was incredible, but there was art even beyond the Broadway shows. I really enjoyed all the street performers, murals, and other art in the city. New York is a place that creates and I love it.
4. The Sights
Of course, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square are must-sees, but just about everywhere in New York is absolutely stunning. From the gorgeous trees and rocks in Central Park, the mesmerizing skyscrapers on the streets, to the cute cafes and shops scattered throughout the city: New York is endlessly beautiful.
5. The Passion
Everyone in New York is there for a reason. I love seeing so many people and knowing that each one of them has a story. I love that no matter their past, their present is here in the city, and their future can be whatever they want it to be. New York has endless opportunities and it makes me feel determined and empowered.
New York City can be anyone's home. The energy there is unlike anywhere else and there's always something to do. I can't wait to go back.