- New York
New York City is a cosmopolitan city, attracting people from all over the world.
Everything about this place is iconic – from its skyline and stores, to its fashion and dizzying lights of Times Square. No matter what your itinerary consists of, these New York City sights and shopping experiences are not to be missed.
Macy's Herald Square
New York City is a fashion epicenter and any proper visit to this city requires a certain style consciousness, so stop by Macy's for some fresh attire. Macy's Herald Square really feels different than any shopping trip you’ve ever experienced; there is simply an ocean of clothes, with an endless variety of colors and styles. Fortunately, Macy's Herald Square provides consulting services to help you pick the best outfits. Next, visit the Kiehl’s counter for a free skincare consultation. With the assistance of professionals, pick out what is best for your skin type.
Macy's Herald Square also has restaurants on site. One favorite is Stella 34 where you can enjoy authentic Italian pizza and gelato. An unforgettable experience is riding on the original wooden escalators.
The Empire State Building
With reliable public transportation and high walkability, New York is a connected city. Just a few blocks from Macy's Herald Square is the Empire State Building, always a New York City landmark. The Empire State Building was once the tallest building in New York, with a total of 103 stories, and both the 86th floor and 102nd floor observation decks provide incredible views and photo opportunities. The 360-degree view is spectacular.
Cross the bridge to Brooklyn and you can enjoy the breathtaking skyline of New York City, with the Empire State Building shining like a jewel.
Big Bus Sightseeing Tour
After the view of a lifetime at the Empire State Building, you may be wondering where to go next? No problem – just climb aboard New York’s Big Bus Sightseeing Tour. Tours may vary depending on the guide. Headphones are available for foreign languages. Especially for first time visitors, the hop-on/hop-off tour is an easy way to get from landmark to landmark and explore on your own schedule. Sitting back on top of the Big Bus Tours, you can just relax and take in the views.
The heart of New York City is Times Square, where you will really feel the beat of this bustling metropolis. There are many restaurants and flagship stores in the area. With a street full of people, you will undoubtedly hear a variety of different languages. The lights of Times Square at night almost make it seem like day time. It’s no wonder that New York City is called the city that never sleeps.
New York City’s Flushing
Nearly every culture is represented in the city in its visitors and boroughs. The vibrant ethnic community of Flushing, Queens has seen a large-scale migration from China. Here, enjoy the authentic Asian cuisine and a visit to some of the neighborhood’s interesting landmarks. If it’s fresh food you seek, you’ll notice that Flushing is full of fruit stands and vegetable stalls. For authentic Chinese food, stop by Dip Dip Hot Pot. Here, they serve a variety of food such as duck, beef, mutton and fish. There are also more than 20 kinds of small plates, so you can create your own meal.
Macy's Store in Flushing
Not far from Dip Dip Hot Pot is the Macy's store in Flushing, right next to Central Avenue. You’ll find the same personalized service as the Herald Square location but unique to this store is the location and style that reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
After a day of shopping and dining, visit Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a walk. This is where the U.S. Open tennis tournament is held. Every summer, the top tennis players from around the world compete here. It has a huge fountain in the center and the Unisphere, an iconic globe sculpture that served as the centerpiece for the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The park has large tracts of green space and lakes. The park is popular with nearby residents and for younger children, there's a carousel and children's playground.
Traveling with younger kids? There are multiple family-friendly places close to the park. The Queens Zoo is in Flushing, and it’s great for a day out with the children. The New York Hall of Science will entertain everyone in the family. At the Queens Museum of Art, there is an unbelievable scaled model of the entire city of New York. You can really appreciate just how dense the city is when you see every building, bridge and park laid out before your eyes.