Top of the World

I was 6 the first time I saw NYC from above. At the time I don’t think I fully understood how miraculous the view infront of me truly was. 19 years later I had the opportunity to again see the Big Apple from way above the busy city streets and needless to say, this time my mind was fully blown in awe of the sight. 

One World Trade easily boasts the most amazing view of the city in all of NYC. 101 floors above ground you can see stunning views of all of Manhattan and the surrounding burrows. I went up right before sunset so I got the best of both worlds. The city at day, sunset and then at night. The observatory at the top is great, there is no time limit or restrictions. Once you are at the top you can spend your entire day there if you’d like. The observatory even includes a full service bar, bakery and restaurant so you can really spend some quality time admiring this amazing city. 

Be sure to buy tickets online prior to going. It will save you some serious time waiting in lines. I also suggest going just prior to sunset so you have the chance to catch the city at all lights. 

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