Sky high buildings, yellow cabs, The Halal Guys, the Meatpacking District, Coney Island, Bryant Park, Central Park, … New York, New York: you have definitely stolen my heart.

Today I am finally sharing some of my NYC highlights. Hopefully they can be an inspiration for your next trip to the city of dreams.

A selection from my New York Travel Diary.

A few hot spots I visited during my September trip to New York.

Waffles at Bryant Park

One thing we knew for sure: every piece of delight we had been spotting on social media, had to be tasted by us. The Belgian waffles at “Wafels & Dinges” were one of them. We just couldn’t skip a piece of Belgium in the U.S.A., right? “Would they speak Flemish?”, we also wondered. Bryant Park immediately got a spot on our travel schedule, and believe me: neither the park, or waffle stall disappointed us. The waffles were finger licking good, and the park was pleasantly wonderful. Oh how I wonder what it looks like under a thick layer of snow … By the way, at Wafels & Dinges, we could simply take our order in Flemish. Not that we don’t speak English, but it’s still kinda cool.

Address: W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

Wafels & Dinges

Jack’s wife Freda

This little Bistro was praised by many bloggers, so we clearly couldn’t skip this one. And damn, it was good! Must-order: the melon juice! Who, oh who, will bring this tasty little drink to Belgium please? Another nice bonus: the food is totally instashotapproved. See the result on my Instagram feed.

Address: 50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Coney Island

My biggest recommendation for summer travelers must be Coney Island. The colorful boardwalk, ferris wheel and fairground bring instant happiness to your trip! No wonder it’s called “the playground of the world”.

Conay Art Walls, Coney Island, Brooklyn

New York High line

The New York High line is situated in one of the coziest neighborhoods of Manhattan, the meatpacking district. While I highly recommend the neighborhood on its own, hello plenty of shopping opportunities, the high line is also a unique attraction that will add value to your trip. While walking the historic freight rail line, you pass the best viewpoints for authentic streets, wall paintings, meaningful ads etc.

New York Highline

Top of the Rock

Why do I even mention this one? Climb (read: take the elevator) to the top of the historic 30 Rockefeller Plaza for the ultimate skyline view, with the Empire State Building right in front of you!

Top of the rock view

Breakfast picnic at Central Park

This had been an item on my friend’s bucket-list for the longest time, and we finally got the chance to check it off. Central park is full of life and we could’ve hung out for the rest of the day if it weren’t for our tight schedule. It was such an unforgettable experience.

picnic at Central Park

Gospel in Harlem

Another enjoyable experience, and one I will never forget: hearing gospel at The First Corinthians Baptist Church. Whether you are a believer or not, this will make you reflect and cherish life in a special way. It was also really inspiring to see how uplifting, motivating and involved a community can be.

Address: 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10026

Do you have any additional questions? Please let me know, and I will try to help you! 🙂

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