We woke up feeling pretty sad. It’s was our last day in New York and neither Mum or I wanted to leave.
We packed up our things and tidied the room before heading to the lobby to check out. The Hilton Garden Inn stored our luggage for us for free which was great as we didn’t have to be at the airport until 6.30.
The weather was the best it had been over the whole six days in New York City. It was far warmer than day one and I was even regretting putting on my coat and scarf!
We decided to walk to the Empire State Building from our hotel which was about 40 minutes away. Whilst some people may think this is too far, I would highly recommend it as you get to see a lot of New York on your way.
We spotted the Empire State Building through the buildings in Herald Sqaure and were in awe of the amazing building agaisn’t the clear blue skies.
Macy’s was on our list of things to see before we left New York. If you’re heading to the Empire State Building then it’s a great chance to visit as Macy’s is located in Herald Square. However, I was a bit disappointed. I felt it was incredibly hyped and was essentially just another clothing shop.
Victoria Secret is on the same street opposite to the Empire State Building, so we couldn’t help ourselves but have a quick look around. We ended up buying some perfume (which I am still yet to open!)
Finally, we decided to head up the Empire State Building. It was about 11.00am by the time we had collected our tickets and it was very quiet. It was a much nicer experience than Top of the Rock where everyone was pushing and shoving to get a picture of the skyline at sunset.
You could see for miles. It was spectacular!
It was the perfect way to end our trip and even though I was feeling incredibly sad about the prospect of flying home, I couldn’t be happier to be at the top of the Empire State Building with such beautiful weather and views.
We were rather hungry when we eventually made our way back down the Empire State Building. We decided to eat at the Heartland Brewery which is the restaurant at the bottom of the Empire State Building. It has a very ‘all American’ feel to it and we really enjoyed both the food and the theming.
We still had a couple of hours to kill so decided to walk all the way from the Empire State Building to the Plaza Hotel (which is about 30 blocks)! However, we really enjoyed our last walk in New York despite the fact that we were definitely getting very tired as the trip was beginning to draw to a close.
Once we arrived at the Plaza Hotel, we headed towards the Food Halls for once last snack before making our way back to our hotel to catch our transfer to JFK airport.
We flew home with Delta Airlines who share various flight codes with Virgin. The overall experience was much better with Virgina Atlantic. As an allergy sufferer, the allergy meal provided on Delta was not very good in comparison to the high quality and extensive amount of food we were given on our incoming flight to New York.We arrived back at London Heathrow questioning, did the trip to New York City even happen? We had spent months planning and getting excited, and then it was over within a blink of an eye. We are already planning our next trip back as we loved it so much!
If you would like to read about days one-five then please click on the various links below. I will also be posting my vlog series of the entire trip!
- New York: Day One (Virgin Atlantic, Hilton Garden Inn, Times Square)
- New York: Day Two (The Plaza, Central Park, The King and I)
- New York: Day Three (Subway, Ground Zero, Ellen’s Stardust Diner)
- New York: Day Four (New York Public Library, Grand Central, Radio City Music Hal, Top of The Rock
- New York: Day Five (Bus Tour, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island)
- New York: Day Six (Shopping, Macy’s, Empire State Building, The Plaza, JFK)
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