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Dreams in Heels had the opportunity to be interviewed by Expedia UK as a local expert in the NYC area. We put together some recommendations to help you make some informed decisions before your visit to The Big Apple, New York.

Which local snack would you recommend to a friend?

Either a great cheesecake from Juniors – there are several around the city – or if not, a salted pretzel from one of our street vendors.

Which city sight-seeing tour would you recommend?

I would recommend the boat tours, because you don’t have to deal with crowds, and you can go around lower Manhattan and see all the sights in a short period of time. It is very informative.

The tours give great views of the skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the bridges. You also get to see Ellis Island, Ground Zero, and so on. There are so many different boat tours to choose from. Some are more informative, with music, dancing, wine/beer tasting, and much more. Alternatively, you can get a New York Pass Tour.


Which café would you recommend to a friend and why?

I would recommend Cafe Grumpy. It has a great local vibe and relaxed setting. They have a great in-house bakery next door. Their coffee is amazing – one of the best espressos in the city. They also host coffee-brewing classes.

  • Cafe Grumpy, 200 W 39th Street New York, NY 10018

Which museum would you recommend to visit and why?

The Met Museum – It’s one of the most famous museums in the world with amazing exhibits. You have so much to see.

They also have the lovely Roof Garden Cafe and Martini Bar. You can get the most fabulous views of Central Park and of the NYC skyline from there. You can meet lots of locals there as well.

  • The Met Museum, 1000 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10028

Which landmark would you recommend to visit and why?

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