I’m back from a 6 day trip to New York City (and enjoying a massive jetlag at the moment). Together with my boyfriend we celebrated my 30th birthday in the best hotels New York has to offer (The Nolitan, Americano Hotel and the Ace Hotel). I’ve been to all the spots on Petite Passport (and many more), to make sure you get the best advice before you go. Sometimes spots do seem beautiful on the pictures, but when you’re there it’s not that special. And other things you don’t know much about, can be fantastic. I will recommend you to skip the Meatpacking District (unless you love seeing tourists with cargo pants and out-dated guidebooks) and go to Brooklyn, Nolita and Dumbo instead. And don’t take any cabs or the subway, because biking through New York City is way better. The most hotels (where I stayed) rent bikes. Some for free (The Nolitan and the Ace Hotel), others for 20 bucks a day (still not that expensive compared to a taxi). I will guide you to all those places. Be inspired by the following posts and let me know what you think!