Last summer , I went to New York with my beautiful Mum. It was the second time we've been. The first time we went literally all we did was shop until we dropped and then we would go back to our hotel, (The Ritz Carlton, Battery Park) which is absolutely beautiful and we would have champagne cocktails having a well needed mother and daughter bonding time!
However when we went this summer we did a lot more touristy things which was SO much fun and actually really interesting and ofcourse we had time to fit in quite a lot of shopping as well! As our hotel was about a 10 minute walk from the 9/11 memorial we went there. Its one of them places you go to and you get shivers all down your spine as you know that thousands of people died there in the tragic events of 9/11. We also went up to the top of the Empire State building, the view from the top of there is absolutely phenominal. We went on a "Hop on Hop Off" buss which take you to all the touristy sites and tells you about the history of New York which is also really interesting and is 100% worth doing!
Also the shopping side of things. I found Soho was probably the best place to do shopping in New York. As you have a hugggeee Topshop (my favourite shop) urban outfitters, Victoria's Secret, Bloomingdales and loads of other really good shops as well!
I really want to go back there this year with my Mum for another girly holiday as theres still so much more that we want to see! But I think were planning on going to Italy, as I've never been and I would absolutely love to go to somewhere like Venice or Milan and eat loadsss of pizza and pasta! Yummm!