Concrete Jungle of Wonder

Have you ever thought about honeymooning in New York City?

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Wise women say that sometimes you don’t notice the jewel in your own backyard. Now honeymooning somewhere exotic can be a blast, but we also adore a great city vacation: an eclectic conglomeration of gritty and luxurious, crazy and tame, relaxing and exhausting (in a good way).  We’ve connected with some top NYC vendors to introduce you (or re-introduce you, perhaps) to our own jewel of the East…New York City.

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New York can be a terrifying undertaking if left to discover on your own, so we always opt to partner with locals to gain insight and to find what’s “off the beaten path.”  First up, a consummate pro: one of our partners is literally so good, he’s listed on the top 15 on TripAdvisor. His name is Garry, and he knows this city so well, he’s named his brand simply Manhattan Walking Tours.  By the time you’ve completed one of his tours, you’ll have experienced NYC in ways you probably didn’t think was possible.

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The International Food Lovers’ Tour (our favorite, for obvious reasons) begins in the twinkling Theater District.  Where some food tours may give you a small 1/16th bite of the delicacy being tried, you’re going to need to show up to this tour on an empty stomach. When you walk in to your first restaurant, you will be greeted by Garry or a member of his family (one of his hand-picked and personally trained tour guides).  Did we mention that Garry will literally become your new best friend in less than 5 minutes?  He is the epitome of a true New Yorker: he has a thick accent, will make you laugh until your stomach hurts and will always put his guests’ interests first.  Because this is a private tour, he will cater his conversation, stopping points, and restaurants to your desires. Talk about Indonesian delicacies, Cajun hushpuppies, doughy margarita pizza and ridiculous cupcake Ice cream sandwiches– whatever you want, Garry will make it happen.

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If one tour with Garry isn’t enough (90% of Garry’s customers book a second tour before the first tour is over), you can join him on a tour of the mythical and statuesque Central Park. Even if you’ve visited Central Park before, this is not to be missed.  MWT explores the un-cliché newness of a deceptively hidden city. Garry takes incredible pride in his tours; he is without a doubt your go-to guide for exploring the streets of New York.

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It’s weird because, intrinsically, we don’t think of New York as a romantic city…but how many of your favorite romantic movies take place there: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle (kind of), One Fine Day…I could go on and on! I dare you to ponder the bliss of staying domestic and finding the exotic mysticism in America’s own backyard for your honeymoon.

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But don’t worry, there’s more where this came from.  Stay tuned over the next few days as we unveil more of our favorite NYC vendors and inspirations. If it’s worth doing in New York, we’ve got you covered.