Join me in this interview with Ariana Soleil, who is a New Yorker and loves to travel !
While she is almost always globetrotting, she still spends plenty of time in her own city to guide us.
Which is the best month to visit your city and why ?
There is no best month to visit NYC. It really just depends on what you would like to do while here. There is always something going on. Personally I like spring and fall since the weather is the best.
Which is the most convenient and favoured transport of your city ?
The subway is definitely the most convenient method of transport since it is open 24 hours and can bring you to all five boroughs. Uber would be the second best option but is more pricy.
What are the top 3 must visit places in your city ?
The top 3 must visit places for tourists would be Central Park, World Trade Center/One World Trade, and the Brooklyn bridge.
Which is the most celebrated holiday of the year there ?
The most celebrated holiday might be Christmas. After Thanksgiving, the whole city becomes lit up with Christmas lights. Also we have many Christmas markets and tree lightings.
Which is the most happening area in your city and why?
I don’t think there is a most happening area in NYC. It is the city that never sleeps so there is always something to do, see or eat.
Where can one find amazing street food in your city ?
Street food is all over. There are food trucks that rotate locations as well as halal trucks on every corner.
Where should one head to for affordable shopping ?
Affordable shopping can be found in Soho. You can also find luxury shopping and boutiques here as well.
Which is the most loved local food in your city, both sweet and savoury ?
The most loved local foods are pizza, bagels and cheesecake.
Which side of the road does your city drive on ? Is it cycle friendly ?
In NYC we drive on the right side, though I would advise against driving here. It is cycle friendly, there are bike lanes and also plenty of places to rent bikes, including Citibike.
Would you recommend any popular local apps to tourists for transport, food and hidden gems in your city ?
I recommend downloading Yelp for food/business/hidden gem recommendations and Uber or Lyft for transportation.