Manhattan was made for singles on vacation. The fast pace of the city and the sheer number of people who work and live in such a relatively small area, Manhattan must have activities for that allow its residents to unwind.
This is good for tourism and good for you as one of the many singles who make their way to Manhattan to unwind for a week or a weekend. Not only are there visitors from all over the world, they also come from across the river, from upstate, and from neighboring states.
Manhattan is the heart of New York. It is an island that is a world all unto itself. Most of the free world (and the not so free) look to New York for their newest fashion trends. If Manhattan is setting the standard for the rest of the world, then what a great place it is to be on vacation. You get to visit the trendy restaurants, go to the hottest clubs, and see history in the making by just being at the right place at the right time.
Singles know what the locals have known for years, that if it is going to be important, it will happen in New York first. The nightlife in Manhattan is indescribable. You can head over to Greenwich Village and see things that you will never see anywhere else. The clubs and the bars of the district have no equal anywhere else.
If you are not into the nightlife ore enjoy a quieter, more conservative atmosphere, then that is also available for you. Areas like little Italy and Chinatown are full of home-cooked, authentic meals. If you are willing to look for it, you can find some of the best Chinese food that you will ever eat in Manhattan. Here is a tip: Look for a restaurant that looks like it is in a basement and only has a few tables. Restaurants like these serve some of the most incredible food that you will ever eat.
The atmosphere in Chinatown is also something to experience. As you walk down the streets of the city, you feel like you are in their country. The sounds and smells are all coming from a group of people who are deeply set in their ways and devoted to their culture. I must warn you, however, that the all-you-can-eat buffet in your home town will never taste the same again.
The museums in Manhattan are also designed for singles in Manhattan. Most of them, like the Met and the Guggenheim, offer mapped tours that you can take at your own pace. It is so much better to be able to stop and look at what you like than having to follow a group.
The Empire State Building should also be on your list of must-see things. Now that the World Trade Center is gone, the Empire State Building is the tallest building once again. Climb up and get a bird’s eye view of Manhattan on a clear day as well as New Jersey and the other boroughs.
While you are in Manhattan, do not forget to pay your respects to the victims of September 11, 2001. The city that you are visiting changed in ways that visitors will never understand.
A single traveler in Manhattan can rule the city. They can make it an episode from “Sex in the City” or turn it into a cultural awakening for them. It is all up to you. Manhattan loves its singles. It loves to cater to them and give them untold lifelong memories. However, you must let it.
Plan to spend enough time on vacation to understand the phrase “listen to the city,” and you will be back. Manhattan offers its singles all that they can take with them. Enjoy your vacation