As a girl from Seattle with dreams of going to the big city, I could not have been more excited for my trip to New York City! I have been wanting to go my whole life and even though I only had four days, I jam packed them with as many sights as I could. What I found was that I was navigating around New York by landmarks I had seen in movies! So here are some of my top-movie-spot picks:
Place: Central Park
You know that scene where they are singing and dancing around the most gorgeous fountain you have ever seen? Yea!? I did that! Minus the cute men.
Movie: Sleepless in Seattle
Place: Empire State Building
The end of the movie is the best where she is running up to the top and doesn’t see anyone there and then…oh I won’t ruin it for you if you haven’t seen it (if you haven’t, shame on you! Go netflix it now!). But I recommend going at night like Meg Ryan’s character did. The lights were so pretty and the line was pretty non-existent.
Place: Bronze Bull Statue
Unfortunately, there was a gate around it so we could not take the “Hitch Picture,” but definitely cool to see, though smaller than I expected!
Movie: Bride Wars
Place: The Plaza
When I walked into this amazing hotel my jaw really did drop. It is quite spectacular…
Movie: National Treasure
Place: Trinity Church
My step-dad and I loved all the history we encountered in NYC. The graveyard attached to the church was quite spooky too! All that was missing was the treasure map…
Movie: Sex and the City
Place: The New York Public Library
The *almost* wedding took place here and now I see why! What a grand backdrop to get married at for book junkies.
And there you have it! With never having been to NYC, navigating by what we knew, which was movie scenes, seemed like the best way to see things. And it was!
Hayley is a junior at the University of Washington, studying communications, women's studies, and dance. She is co-captain of the UW Husky Dance Team and is active in the Miss America Organization. Hayley loves learning about the fashion industry and her and her mother's shopping motto is "if it fits us both, it's half the price!"
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