London is in my heart and under my skin and to me it is the greatest city in the world. However, I have had plenty of ‘debates’ with friends, other travellers and travel bloggers over the title of The Ultimate City Break. It seems a lot of people think New York City has an unassailable hold on that crown .
I had eight years to get to know London. I love its varied architecture, the rich history around every corner, the cosy pubs, some of the world’s best museums and art galleries, the mighty cathedrals, the green central parks.
For me it is often the secret delights discovered in a city that steal your heart. London has overgrown cemeteries, gentle canal walks, rooftop gardens, pubs down back streets and quirky pieces of history that take you back in time.
On the other hand I have only spent four days in NYC. This American city has soaring skyscrapers, brunch spots to die for, funky bars, incredible art collections like the Guggenheim, MOMA and the Frick Collection, and of course Central Park. Maybe I need more time to reassess and discover some of her secret delights.
I still need to walk the High Line Park, see a basketball game at Madison Square Garden, shop at Bloomingdales, listen to jazz in Harlem, and explore the other four boroughs.
City Buzz have just launched an Instagram contest to win a trip to NYC, so maybe I’ll get a chance to extend my experience of the city and reassess my opinion.
It’s an amazing prize of a trip for two to New York City including airfares, two nights at an Affinia Hotel, a $400 Gift Certificate for SD26, one of New York’s hottest Italian restaurants, a $250 Gift Certificate for Bloomingdale’s, a $150 Gift Certificate for City Lobster, home of New York’s Best Lobster, two tickets to see The Blue Man Group, one of Broadway’s longest running and most popular shows, and two tickets to see the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
That prize sounds like the definition of the ultimate city break but what do you think? London or New York City? Or do you have another contender for the title?
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