NYC: I ♥ Soho

Arlo Soho Hotel NYC - The cat, you and us

Hello there!

We are back home & back at blogging with a fuller heart. Our summer vacation in the UK last week – did you check our Instagram stories? – was very healing, I guess it has something to do with a mix between the fresh air and the cream teas ^wink^

As you can imagine, we have yet to edit too many pictures to be able to show them today but we still had two special (for us!) posts left from New York, hoping they will make the wait a sweet one.

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When we visit a new city we usually start by creating a private google maps, where we add the compilation of bookmarks we already have (usually in Pinterest, check my Travel board to see my endless travel bucket list) and then add some others by browsing the travel section of my favorite blogs. When we have all the visits, places to eat and shops pinned in the map, by a quick look, we then choose the best place for our hotel.

We usually like to search accommodation in the area where most restaurants recommendations are plus has good public transport connections. When in a big city I like to have dinner near our hotel to be able to walk the neighborhood at night. I’m not that big of a night owl, so I don’t enjoy a lot late night dates far away from our sleeping place.

This is in a few words what you would call our city travel planning routine, which one is yours?

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After opting for Manhattan over Brooklyn (mainly because of the transfer times), we had Soho in our mind just right away. It’s a walkable neighborhood, lively enough and with several restaurants we were very eager to try, like the famous La Esquina (from our first New York City post!). As a headquarters we chose the Arlo Soho, a modern hotel with big windows in the rooms & a terrace on top that sold it for me, and a good coffee maker that sold it for Dani, ha! Also they had the complimentary bikes service (do you remember our bike ride?) which was a big plus.

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We loved to be in the Soho, so we totally recommend the neighborhood if you are visiting the city, much more local experience than our previous on 2009 when we stayed near Times Square. Which are your favorite neighborhoods? How do you plan your travels? Would love to learn & hear from you!

2 Comments / 4 

  1. Lizzie Bee - 31st August 2017

    I always feel the yearning to travel every time I read one of your posts… I think next year I’m definitely going to opt for more week-weekend visits then doing a massive holiday for a couple of weeks. Thanks so much for the little tips on how you choose where to stay!

    Looks like you had a lovely time in New York. I’m amazed by all of the street art!

  2. Fiona - 6th September 2017

    You guys were so clever with your planning for this trip, I tend to always over plan myself but I’m getting better at taking on some of Ben’s advice and just going with the flow and seeing what pops up :) The colours in this post are magical – looks like you could be in a beautiful movie :)

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