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Where to Shop in Washington DC

Washington DC shopping centers

In the following guide, we will tell you where to go shopping in Washington DC: where to find the most recognized fashion brands, cheap clothing stores, and which are the best shopping centers and outlets in Washington DC and its nearby cities.

The capital of the United States is not only a place with government offices, but it is a vibrant city full of shops, restaurants, and incredible tourist places. There is so much to see in this city that you will take several days, be it the monuments, its great museums like the Smithsonian and obviously the White House. But there are also many options for shopping lovers, so we will tell you about the best shopping centers and outlets in Washington DC, options to buy cheap clothes, and the best fashion stores.

Georgetown

Best shopping center in Washington DC

Georgetown is the most iconic shopping area in Washington DC This set of streets is home to several of the best restaurants in the city and all kinds of shops including, of course, fashion stores. M Street is the street that houses the best stores in Washington FC, including sportswear, accessories, women’s and men’s clothing, and more. Here you will find the flagship store of Nike, as well as the stores of Indochino, Michael Kors, the shoe store Dr. Martens, Free People, and the Banana Republic. On the same street is the premium brand of H&M: COS as well as AllSaints, J.Crew, Sephora, and Brandy Melville.

Also on M Street, you can visit Cady’s Alley, a small district of furniture and decoration items that you will love, and even if you do not plan to buy something, it is always good to visit it to get ideas to decorate the house (and you will probably end up buying something small even if it is). For dining, there are extraordinary options in the area including one of the best Italian restaurants in Washington DC: Filomena, as well as Martin’s Tavern and 1789 Restaurant.

Downtown

Downtown is also great for shopping in Washington. The best of Downtown is undoubtedly the National Mall or the National Esplanade. It is a large park that houses the most important sites of the capital of the United States: the monuments of Lincoln and Washington, the Smithsonian Museum, the National Gallery, the Capitol, and the White House, the home of the president of the country. There is too much to visit in the area and you will surely spend a full day here and you can also go shopping in the stores that are very close. The Union Station has an area of ​​shops and restaurants highlighting the Japanese fast-fashion brand Uniqlo.

On G Street you will find the Macy’s department store and on the parallel street, F Street houses fashion brands such as Zara, Anthropologie, and Lululemon. On K Street you cannot see the Apple Store. It sells the same products as other stores of the brand but this store is special since it is located in the Carnegie Library building that Apple restored. Also in the area is CityCenterD.C. which we will talk about later. In Downtown Washington, there are excellent restaurants so finding a place to eat will not be a problem. We recommend Barmini by famous Spanish chef José Andrés, as well as the historic Old Ebbitt Grill or the best Italian food on Fiola.

Chevy-Chase

We are not talking about the famous movie actor of the 80s, but about an area near Washington of the same name. At Chevy Chase, you can shop at the most famous department stores without the hustle and bustle of downtown or the big malls. It is a very quiet area but with good shopping options such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s where you can buy clothes and accessories from premium and luxury brands. There is also Tiffany & Co. jewelry, as well as GAP, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers stores, and the exclusive DePandi suit store. But not everything is expensive at Chevy Chase as there is also the Marshalls discount clothing store and the DSW shoe store.

CityCenterDC

The Downtown area is one of the best shopping centers in Washington DC, the CityCenterDC mixed-use complex. It opened in 2015 and has since changed the shopping landscape in the US capital as it brought some of the most famous luxury brands to the center of the city. Its selection of boutiques includes Dior, Hugo Boss, the French firms Louis Vuitton and Hermès as well as the famous Tiffany jewelry among many others. In addition to shops, the complex includes excellent restaurants from renowned chefs such as the Estuary, apartments, offices and the exclusive Hotel Conrad.

Fashion Center at Pentagon City

Very close to the Pentagon is a great place to go shopping, Fashion Center at Pentagon City. One of its biggest advantages is that you can easily get there by subway from Washington, which makes it one of the shopping centers with the most visitors. In its facilities, there is also the iconic Ritz-Carlton hotel and several restaurants. There are two department stores: Macy’s and Nordstrom as well as dozens of internationally recognized fashion brands such as Steve Madden, Kate Spade, the Spanish brand Zara, and Bonobos. But that’s not all as there are more stores within walking distance of this mall including TJMaxx, Nordstrom Rack, Ulta Beauty makeup store, and Best Buy.

Westfield Montgomery

Open for more than half a century, Westfield Montgomery Mall is only about a 25-minute drive from downtown Washington. In this mall, you can visit the physical store of Amazon, 4 Star, where you can buy some of the best-valued products on the online site including books, electronics, kitchen utensils, and more. There are also stores for Vera Bradley, Coach, Talbots, Michael Kors, and the children’s and baby clothing brands Janie and Jack. To have a moment of leisure and fun in this place you can go bowling in lucky Strike or watch a movie in its movie theaters.

Tyson’s Corner Center

The town of Tysons, Virginia is one of the best for shopping near Washington DC since you can find two large malls within a short distance. The first of these is Tyson Corner Center. It is a fairly large shopping center whose commercial offer is led by department stores Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s. Among its stores, we highlight the luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Gucci, the Barnes & Noble bookstore, as well as Adidas, Zara, and the Japanese fast-fashion brand Uniqlo. It’s a great place to go with kids as they can customize a doll or teddy bear at American Girl and Build-A-Bear at this mall or visit the official Lego store.

Tyson’s Gallery

Less than a mile from Corner Center there is another mall that complements its commercial offer, Tysons Galleria. This mall is more focused on luxury brands and here you can find some of the most exclusive in the world such as Prada, Chanel, and Saint Laurent. It differs from other shopping centers near Washington DC since there are two of the best luxury department stores Saks Fifth Avenue and the Texan Neiman Marcus, in both, you can buy clothes and accessories from the most famous fashion designers in an environment according to the products they sell. You can also visit the stores of Club Monaco, Vince, Coach, and the Vilebrequin swimwear brand.

Fair Oaks Mall

In case you want to go shopping in a quieter place but with a good selection of stores, Fair Oaks Mall is a good place located in eastern Washington. It is located in Fairfax, Virginia, not far from Washington and among its more than 100 stores we can recommend that you visit the Macy’s department store as well as the Pottery Barn furniture store or fashion brands such as Ann Taylor, J.Crew or Abercrombie. Although this mall does not have movie theaters inside, you can find a Cinemark complex across the street. Also within walking distance, you can visit cheap clothing stores such as Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack, as well as the Bed Bath & Beyond home goods store, or the Barnes & Noble bookstore.

Nordstrom Rack

One of our favorite stores for cheap clothes in Washington DC is Nordstrom Rack. You always find good things no matter what date of the year you visit. The best thing is its prices on famous and even luxury brand items. You can get glasses from Gucci, a suit from Burberry, or bags from Dolce & Gabbana with discounts of up to 70%. They are not so cheap but you can have a product of the brand of your dreams at a much more affordable price than in normal stores. Do not forget to check their accessories section as you can buy very good designs in bags, belts, and glasses at very affordable prices.

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Top 5 destinations to visit in the United States

Visit United States

From November 8 the borders of the United States reopen to international tourism. National Parks, road routes, cosmopolitan cities, theme parks, and much more will once again welcome travelers, including Spaniards. To celebrate this good news, today we tell you which are the 10 best destinations to visit in the US, at least from our point of view.

In addition to the fact that there is a bit of everything, both in terms of nature and iconic cities, we leave you beforehand with a few essential tips for traveling to the United States. We are talking about legal information to travel to the country or the health requirements to do so, among other things that will help you when looking at cheap flights to the US and planning a getaway to that great country.

Documentation necessary to travel to the USA

It is necessary to have a visa or ESTA to travel to the United States before boarding and at least 72 hours before. While the visa is processed in person at Consulates and Embassies, the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is filled out online.

The ESTA is available for the countries of the European Union and some others, such as Chile or South Korea to name just two. If you are an EU citizen and your trip is for tourism or business and less than 90 days, you can process the ESTA instead of a visa.

Top 5 things to see in the US

United States tour guide

When a country is the size of a continent, it becomes difficult to make a list of what to see and, by default, what not to see. In this list of what to see in the United States, we have tried to group the main cities and the most important natural landscapes of the country.

Whether it’s a one-week getaway to visit a couple or three places, or a multi-week itinerary, here’s our list of the best things to see in the US.

New York (New York State)

The city that never sleeps, probably the most recognizable skyscraper profile in the world, the financial center of the planet, and almost certainly the city with the largest number of inhabitants from different countries in the world, all that and much more in New York.

What to do in New York?

A walk through Central Park, tossing heads or tails whether to climb the Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building (if you go upside down, why not contemplate the city from the One World Observatory? ), see from the Staten Island Ferry (free) the Statue of Liberty, learn about immigration at Ellis Island, enjoy the elevated gardens of the High Line, visit some of its famous museums such as MoMa, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum or the Met, applaud in a Broadway show, going to a baseball game or visiting an air museum on an aircraft carrier are some of the recommended activities in New York.

Remember that if you buy the New York Pass you will have free access to more than 100 attractions in the city, including the Empire State Building,

Washington, DC (District of Columbia)

Not far from the financial capital of the country is the political capital and also, due to its strategic and historical weight, that of the Western world, Washington, DC If you are wondering why “DC” comes from the District of Columbia, the federal status of the territory in which it is located, that it does not belong to any of the states that make up the Union and that it is under the direct control of the United States Congress.

What to do in Washington, DC?

Approaching a few meters from the White House, seeing the famous statue of the president sitting in the Lincoln Memorial, being careful with your neck when raising your head to contemplate the top of the Washington Monument, feeling like a child walking through the objects, planes, and rockets on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, shudder before the Memorial with the names of those who fell in the Vietnam War, visit the famous Library of Congress or pay silent tribute to the graves of the Arlington Military Cemetery are some of the things you can do if you visit Washington, DC.

With an 8% discount offer on the usual price, you can take a 4-hour tour in Spanish of Washington, DC, with transportation included, which will take you to the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the monuments to Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, to those who died in the wars in Vietnam and Korea and the elevation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Arlington Cemetery, the most famous military cemetery in the world where the tombs of the Kennedy family, including JFK, Robert, and Edward.

Las Vegas (Nevada)

Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the United States, although, interestingly, it is not the capital of the State of Nevada (that is Carson City). Las Vegas is internationally known ( films aside ) for its casinos, its kitsch buildings, its pharaonic hotels, express weddings, dance shows, and its slot machines, but also for its proximity to overwhelming landscapes such as those of Death Valley.

What to do in Las Vegas?

Stay in the hotel of one of the most famous casinos in the city, watch the light and water show in a very cinematographic fountain, play (responsibly) in one of its casinos, discover the city with a night tour, attend the show Quintessential Vegas! The Show, visit the Mafia Museum, take an excursion in Spanish to Death Valley and since you are in the United States you can access the experience of shooting different firearms in a shooting range or having Elvis and Get married in Graceland Chapel.

Monument Valley (Arizona)

The first natural place that we include in this list of the best tourist destinations in the United States, is probably not the one you think (if it is the Colorado Canyon, that will be the next). This is Monument Valley, a desert area with huge and lonely sandstone formations on land that belongs to Native Americans, which is why it has been declared a Navajo Tribal Park.

If you like movies, Monument Valley has served as the setting for both films such as “Stagecoach”, by John Ford and with John Wayne, more recent films such as Back to the Future III, Mission Impossible 2 or, a little after the mile 13 of Route 163 is where Forrest Gump stopped racing.

What to do in Monument Valley?

Straddling the states of Arizona and Utah, what can you do in a desert-like Monument Valley? Our proposal is that you enjoy this landscape as curious as it is beautiful in one of the various possible ways. The simplest is to travel some of the kilometers of Route 163, which passes through Monument Valley, and see it from the car. The second way is to pay the 20 USD for access to the Park and, by your own means, travel it to the extent that the paths and the suspension of your vehicle allow it.

If you want to learn about the culture of the Navajo Indians, about the huge rock formations that can be seen on the horizon, and about the landscape that you walk through, then the best thing to do is to take a guided tour of Monument Valley.

Los Angeles (California)

Along with New York, it is the city that we have seen the most times in television series and in movies (on a few occasions, ending up destroyed by aliens), and is also home to the famous Oscars. It’s no wonder then that one of the most visited destinations in Los Angeles is the factory of dreams, Hollywood.

What to do in Los Angeles?

Visit the famous Universal Studios in Hollywood or the no less well-known Warner Bros studios, enjoy one of the most famous beaches by taking a surf course at Venice Beach, appreciate one of the most iconic views of Las Vegas from the Griffith Observatory with a hiking trail through Griffith Park, discover the cuisine of the many cultures that have built the city with a food tour of Los Angeles, or, both converted into floating museums, explore two mythical ships in naval history for different reasons, the luxurious ocean liner RMS Queen Mary or the mighty battleship USS Iowa, which lived through conflicts such as World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War until being withdrawn from service in 1990.

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The most beautiful natural spaces in the USA

Natural spaces in the USA

The United States has some of the most exciting cities and the best atmosphere in the world. It’s no wonder everyone wants to visit the French Quarter in New Orleans or the Las Vegas Strip, but for every urban attraction, there’s an equally impressive natural landmark in this country. If you go to the United States, it would be (almost) a tragedy not to visit them.

If you want to see some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery first hand, here’s a list of the top destinations in the United States recommended by travelers from around the world for enjoying nature.

Fish Camp, Calif

Beautiful places in USA

Fish Camp is a tiny community located right next to Yosemite National Park. To get there, just drive a few minutes to the south entrance of the park, where you will be greeted by the fantastic grove of giant sequoia trees of the Mariposa Grove and home to the Grizzly Giant, a tree some 1,900-2,400 years old.

From here, you will be about 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley, where you will feel very small when you see the huge granite mountains. Take a selfie with the incredible El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls in the background, but don’t be surprised if your camera fails to capture the extraordinary purple glow of the granite and the dark green of the pines, firs, and cedars.

Tin Lizzie Inn, a pretty Victorian-style farmhouse, offers bed-and-breakfast accommodation near the south entrance of Yosemite National Park.

Everglades City, Florida

Most people pass through Everglades City on their way to the national park (and America’s largest subtropical wilderness) of the same name and the Ten Thousand Islands. This labyrinth of islets and twisting mangroves is a surreal place where you can canoe through tunnels of vegetation and stand on bare stretches of sand. Ecotours can be done on foot, by plane, by bike, or by motorboat during which you will spot manatees, birds, and other exotic animals and plants with a bit of luck.

Ivey House B&B is a sustainable accommodation located a short distance from the Everglades National Park.

Bluff, Utah

Utah is home to some of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders, and Bluff is a great starting point for exploring them. The Grand Canyon, a masterpiece of intricate rock formations that glow red in the scorching Utah sun, is just a few hours’ drives away. Also not far is Gooseneck State Park, a deep bend in the San Juan River that appears to have been drawn by a large finger in the sand.

The location of La Posada Pintada, in the heart of Bluff, is very good. From the windows, you can see the desert and the huge rock formations.

Twentynine Palms, Calif

Utah is home to some of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders, and Bluff is a great starting point for exploring them. The Grand Canyon, a masterpiece of intricate rock formations that glow red in the scorching Utah sun, is just a few hours’ drives away. Also not far is Gooseneck State Park, a deep bend in the San Juan River that appears to have been drawn by a large finger in the sand.

The location of La Posada Pintada, in the heart of Bluff, is very good. From the windows, you can see the desert and the huge rock formations.

Twentynine Palms, Calif

The small town of Gardiner has served as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park since before it was officially founded as a city in 1880. Yellowstone is one of the most famous nature reserves in the United States, spanning three states and covering an area of almost 9,000 km2. It is also home to elk, bison, moose, bear, reindeer, and many other animals. In the park, you can also see the Old Faithful, a cone-shaped geyser that spews water almost every hour.

Yellowstone Gateway Inn is Gardiner’s highest-rated accommodation.

Monument Valley, Utah

The great reddish rock formations that rise above the desert depression known as Monument Valley are found in southeastern Utah, and their distinctive boulders are the work of wind erosion over millions of years. You can’t hike these boulders without a guide, but be sure to drive through the area at sunrise to see them in all their glory.

At Abajo Haven Guest Cabins you can stay in some of their wooden houses and immerse yourself in nature, as well as being close to Utah’s Monument Valley.

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Where to go shopping in Washington dc?

shopping in Washington dc

Shopping Areas In Washington Dc: Shopping

Washington Dc Shopping malls

Washington is a huge city with many things to do. A variety of stores are scattered throughout the city. Here we show you what is the most popular shopping places in Washington DC, where tourists who want to spend a good day eating in the American capital are concentrated.

You’ll find a variety of shops throughout the city, from fashion stores to tech gadgets to antiques. There are also several shopping malls and markets that can draw a lot of your attention.

Georgetown

Undoubtedly best shopping area – Georgetown … Not only because it has the best shopping centers, but also because it is a very picturesque area with all kinds of shops. It houses some of the best boutiques in the city, as well as several vintages and indie fashion stores.

Downtown Dc

The second-largest commercial district in Washington is located in the center known as Downtown. There you will find CityCenterDC, 10 acres with shops, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment options.

U Street / 14th Street

Another area that is very popular with shoppers is U Street … And while you’re traveling through Washington DC, don’t miss a visit, here you will find some of the most daring and fashionable clothes. Shops with fashion clothes, hip-hop, vintage, etc. There are also shops selling various accessories, furniture, and jewelry in a modern style. This is a very peculiar part of the city and has its own charm, don’t miss it!

Where To Buy Souvenirs And Souvenirs?

If you are looking for souvenirs of the city, a walk around the area is ideal. National Mall where you can find various small shops selling handicrafts, souvenirs, and all kinds of items about Washington DC.

The Best Shopping Malls In Washington Dc

The United States: the king of mall countries, and Washington is no exception. There are more than ten such establishments in the city. Here we show you the most interesting malls in Washington … But if you like to shop so much, you can also try to meet other people.

Pentagon Fashion Center

One of the best shopping centers to visit in Washington DC mainly because of its proximity. You can get to this place by subway (blue or yellow line) from Washington, stop – Pentangon City. There are many restaurants and shops in this mall. You will also find outlets in the surrounding streets.

Gallery Place

Another good alternative to the previous one, this mall is also located in Washington DC, Chinatown, so there is no need to travel outside the city. A commercial center with shops, restaurants, entertainment centers, cinemas… You can also take the opportunity to visit the nearby Spy Museum, the Museum of American Art, and the National Portrait Gallery.

Crystal City Stores

This mall is located on the outskirts of Washington DC, next to the Crystal City metro station. It offers fashion stores, accessories, jewelry, health and beauty products. This place stands out for its wide range of restaurants. If you love gastronomy, this is your best option.

Clarksburg Premium Stores

Many of us love designer clothes, but being able to afford one is another matter. If you like to look for great deals and shopping malls, we recommend Clarksburg Premium Outlets. Opening in late fall 2016, you’ll find more than 90 stores featuring designer brands and name brands. The aisles are closed so you can go shopping on a rainy day.

Popular Stores In Washington Dc

Washington is a city full of shops of all kinds. Here we show you some stores in Washington that we are sure you will love. However, we recommend that you walk a lot and observe everything, surely a kind of store awaits you.

Adam Morgan

It is located next to the Woodley Park Zoo and is a very colorful and diverse area. You will find shops of all types and styles: modern clothes, accessories, restaurants, etc.

Children’s Books And Toys-Fairy Godmother

You can not stop entering here, especially if you travel with children to Washington. You will find everything from books and toys to curious artifacts of all kinds and it will be an absolutely fun time for the whole family. You can visit her at 319 7th St.

New Balance Factory Store

If you are looking for quality footwear or sportswear, you should definitely visit this store located at 6800 Oxon Hill Road.

Washington Markets And Flea Markets

If you want to visit the best markets in Washington, you should not lose sight of the ones that we show you below.

East Market

This is a very picturesque market where you can buy all kinds of handicrafts, especially fruits and vegetables grown in the surroundings, as well as products with different flavors. It is located at 7th St. and North Carolina Ave.

Union Market

A market with more sophisticated features, which attracts tourists from all over the world every Saturday in more than two hundred food stalls. Without a doubt, an alternative to a delicious dinner in Washington DC. It is located at 1309 5th St.

Dupont Circle Fresh Market

This is a market that sells fresh produce from small farms around Washington DC. It runs every Sunday and is a good opportunity if you want to get a taste of typical American marketing.

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The Best Shopping Centers in New York

best shopping centers

Here you will find which are the best shopping centers in New York and New Jersey, what makes them special, where you can find your favorite clothing brands, the best restaurants, entertainment options, and more.

There is no other city like New York. You can do everything in this great city and its surroundings. Of course, shopping is one of the favorite activities of the locals and the millions of tourists who visit this city every year. If you are a fan of the Malls, in New York and New Jersey you will find dozens of options with all kinds of stores. We have prepared a selection of the best shopping centers in New York, both premium and luxury stores as well as fast fashion brands and great entertainment venues and restaurants.

Best Malls in New York

The Shops at Hudson Yards

shopping centers in New York

Located just minutes from Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous entertainment venue in The Shops at Hudson Yards, one of the best shopping centers in New York. Opened in 2019 in the Manhattan area, The Shops at Hudson Yards is part of the complex of buildings of the same name and is the most exclusive shopping center in the city. Outside the mall is The Vessel, a maze of stairs that you can climb and admire the incredible views of the city from there. There is also the EDGE viewpoint, The Shed with music and live shows, and CAMP, a concept with interactive games for children.

Among the stores, you can visit at The Shops at Hudson Yards are the luxury brands Dior, Kenzo, and Fendi as well as other famous fashion brands such as Banana Republic, H&M, and Jo Malone. Other options include The Conservatory multi-brand stores and the b8ta gift and electronics store (a must-see). There is also Uniqlo, the Australian brand of women’s clothing Scanlan Theodore or the gift shops Beyond The Edge and PIQ. Its restaurants include Mercado Little Spain, by the famous Spanish chef José Andrés, a concept of a mini-market with three options of Spanish food inside.

Westfield World Trade Center

Westfield World Trade Center is an underground shopping center built under the ONE World Trade Center. It is one of the most famous malls in New York since it is in what were the facilities of the original shopping center that was destroyed under the Twin Towers. It opened in 2016 and is a good place to shop or eat if visiting the 9/11 memorial. From here you can go up to the One World Observatory, the viewpoint from the top of the tower with an elevator that passes 100 floors in 40 seconds.

Here you can find stores such as Dior, Kate Spade, Lacoste, as well as the premium H&M brands: COS and & Other Stories or the sports brand Under Armor. There is also a branch of the Apple Store and the Spanish jewelry Tous. You have good options for lunch or dinner at Eataly (a large market with food stores and restaurants specializing in Italian food), hamburgers at Shake Shack or the culinary Gansevoor Market with food from around the world.

The Shops at Columbus Circle

The Shops at Columbus Circle, very close to Central Park, is another good option for shopping in New York. Located in the Time Warner Center, it is one of the best-designed malls in New York, which is well worth visiting as its location is also excellent. It includes stores such as Jo Malone, H&M, Hugo Boss, and the French perfumery Diptyque. In addition, there is the Michael Kors store, the flagship store of the Williams Sonoma food and cooking accessories store, and a branch of the Whole Foods supermarket.

You can also visit the Amazon bookstore in this New York shopping center, one of the e-commerce giant’s physical stores where you can buy their best-valued books. Their selection of restaurants is one of the best in New York including two 3-star Michelin restaurants: MASA and Per Se. They are expensive, but it is an experience that you will not forget.

Brookfield Place

A great place to shop if you are looking for exclusive brands is Brookfield Place. This site, located near the One World Trade Center and the Westfield WTC shopping center, has in its premises boutiques of several luxury brands. Among these, the Italian brands Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and the French firm Louis Vuitton stand out. There are also brands such as Theory, the Allen Edmonds shoe brand as well as the Monica + Andy clothing brand for babies and children, which has become one of the favorites of celebrities to dress their children.

But it is also one of the shopping centers in New York with better restaurants including Le District, PJ Clarke’s, the Italian Sant Ambroeus, or if you prefer seafood you can go to Seamore’s. Here is the North Cove Marina from where you can take tours of the Hudson River or just see the beautiful view.

Queens center

If you are in the Queens area and want to go shopping, the best place in Queens Center, another of the best shopping centers in New York. This mall is famous since at Christmas time it opens 24 hours a day and is one of the most popular in New York. There are many interesting stores such as the English brand Superdry, the official Apple stores, as well as other good clothing stores including Michael Kors, H&M, or the Sephora makeup store.

There are also branches of the famous Macy’s and JCPenney department stores. Nearby is the Queens Place Mall which has the Target supermarket, as well as Best Buy, the famous DSW discount shoe store, and the Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse restaurants.

The Westchester

The Westchester is a premium shopping center in the White Plains area, a 45-minute drive from Manhattan, and one of the most expensive in the state. It is considered by many as one of the best shopping centers in New York located in its metropolitan area due to its wide variety of brands. It was built in 1995 and renovated in 2016, it has a classic but elegant design.

This three-story mall features Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom luxury department stores as main or anchor stores. In Westchester, there are several luxury stores such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Burberry as well as other fashion brands including Free People, Weekend MaxMara, the sports brand Lululemon and The North Face. It has a food court known as Savor Food Hall that has several restaurants including The Little Beet, Shake Shack, or Melt Shop.

Palisades Center

Located north of NYC, Palisades Center is one of the largest shopping centers in New York and is also in the top 10 of the largest in the United States. There are more than 100 stores such as Zara, Best Buy electronics store, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Navy, or Adidas. You can also shop at the Burlington Outlet Store, where you can get clothes and accessories at a great price. You can also visit the Disney Store, GAP, and Vans.

Within this large shopping center in New York, there are many entertainment options so in addition to shopping you can have fun with your family or friends. There are bowling alleys, an escape room, climbing walls, and an attraction where you can simulate with your family and friends that you are in a television game show. You should take into account that it is about 45 minutes by car from Manhattan, but it is still a great shopping option in New York.

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The best clubs in New York

clubs in New York

If you are in New York, you don’t have to worry about what day or what time it is, there is always something to do. The nightlife of the Big Apple offers an incredible variety of activities, places to have a drink, listen to live music, watch games, play pool, bowling or darts. In short, there is something for everyone, after all, New York is the city that never sleeps.

My advice is to take into account at least a couple of evening outings, in order to experience this city at 360 degrees that never ceases to amaze us. Try to organize yourself, perhaps concentrating on the less strenuous activities on the day following the exit. I know that when you visit New York, especially if you don’t have so many days to spare, you walk a lot and arrive dead tired in the evening. Make the effort, it’s really worth it.

Where are the best clubs in New York located?

New York is famous for its incredible nightlife. If initially there were few neighborhoods and boroughs where you could find trendy places to spend a nice evening, today fun is guaranteed in many areas of Manhattan and also in some areas of Brooklyn and Queens. One of the coolest areas lately is the East Village, a neighborhood with a stormy history that is increasingly becoming a trendy area of ​​Manhattan, full of clubs of all kinds.

Other best areas to experience Manhattan nightlife are Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, SoHo, and the Lower West Side.

How does nightlife work in the Big Apple?

nightlife work in the Big Apple

First of all, remember that in the US the consumption of alcohol is not allowed until the age of 21 and this limit is generally applied also for entry into clubs and bars. Some allow, however, access also to minors, requesting however the document at the bar.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can often find long lines outside the clubs and that bouncers often decide who can enter and who cannot. Precisely for this reason, I advise you to pack a shirt or a dress so as not to be rejected at the entrance. Absolutely avoid flip-flops, hiking shoes, and Bermuda shorts.

Finally, as far as transport is concerned, the New York subway is active 24 / 24H and is generally quite safe. However, if you are staying in an area that is not exactly quiet, you do not feel comfortable or you do not want to be conditioned by the train timetables, which pass less often at night, then call a taxi or an uber.

Famous clubs in Manhattan

Boom Boom Room

clubs in New York located

A trendy place that has now become very famous is the Boom Boom Boom. An ideal place to listen to excellent live music, enjoy excellent cocktails but above all to admire the High Line and the Meatpacking District, the place is, in fact, on the 18th floor of this lively neighborhood, one of the most fashionable in Manhattan.

Coyote Ugly

Maybe not in everyone’s hearts for the confusion and rather basic cocktails, but undoubtedly loved by visitors from all over the world is Coyote Ugly, a place famous for being the location of the film The Girls of Coyote Ugly. This redneck-style bar is the place to be for casino and entertainment lovers.

Bowmore

Close to Times Square, you will find Bowmore, a bowling lover’s paradise. 50 tracks, great live music, and themed parties.

Trendy New York clubs

Speakeasy inspired by an old pharmacy, the counter looks like an alchemist’s, and the bartenders wear white coats. Apotheke is now one of the most famous cocktail bars in Chinatown and Manhattan, an unmissable stop for lovers of mixology.

Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge

The Plunge is a rooftop bar located above the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District. Thanks to its breathtaking view, the restaurant has become one of the most famous and fashionable in Manhattan. You can enjoy a cocktail while admiring the New York skyline and after a certain time it is also possible to dance. Despite being a rather chic place with a fabulous location, the prices are average.

230 Fifth

Another incredible and unmissable rooftop bar is 230 Fifth, where you can admire the Empire State Building and midtown on one side and downtown on the other. Given the breathtaking view, the place is loved by both tourists and New Yorkers and is the ideal place to dine, have a brunch, or an aperitif. Not to be missed!

The best jazz clubs in New York

Establishment in New York, the Blue Note is a famous jazz club, in vogue since the 80s, located in the Village. The venue offers top-notch live music, Sunday brunches, and theme nights.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

New York is famous for its incredible nightlife

Beloved by lovers of the genre and not only, but Dizzy’s Coca Cola is also located inside the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, at Lincoln Center. The venue serves quality cocktails, great music and has stunning views of Central Park and midtown.

Village Vanguard

Another historic venue in the Village is the Vanguard, a venue founded in the 1930s, a sacred place for New York jazz music. He never moved, he stayed there, in that little basement with enviable acoustics, incredibly talented bands, and well-respected cocktails. The place as we said is not very large, call to reserve a place, it’s worth it.

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Honeymoon In The United States, Yes But Where?

Honeymoon In The United States

The United States is one of the most fascinating honeymoon destinations. Planning a honeymoon in the United States is not that simple, fifty states, two oceans, a myriad of cities, parks, coasts, and an infinite number of kilometers.

Here are some practical tips for organizing a honeymoon in the United States:

1) Choose The Destination

The honeymoon, all adventure? Nature? Discovery? City or sea?

Here are the most popular destinations for the honeymoon in the United States:

The East Coast, for a quieter honeymoon between New York and Boston to then reach Niagara Falls.

The West Coast from Los Angeles to the great American parks such as the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, passing through Las Vegas and San Francisco, for a honeymoon full of emotions.

The legendary Route 66, the most famous road in America for an on the road from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Florida, from Miami to the Keys and Hawaii, by sea, surf, and breathtaking sunsets.

2) The Time Available

Choosing the perfect destination for your honeymoon in the United States depends a lot on the time you have available. At least 15 days of travel are required, the distances to be covered are truly impressive.

For a taste of New York, you need at least 5 nights, and if you also want to visit Philadelphia and Washington, then it’s good to have at least ten days.

3) Organize The Travel Itinerary

Once you have chosen the destination for your honeymoon in the United States, it is necessary to plan the best itinerary to optimize the times.

Here are some examples:

East Coast – New York

One of the most popular combinations for honeymoons is New York – the Caribbean for relaxing honeymoon and romantic moments. Here is a typical itinerary for an 8/10 day honeymoon from New York:

6 nights in New York, day trip by plane to Niagara Falls, return in the late evening. One night in Philadelphia and one night in Washington to better explore the city and its historical sites. For those who also want to visit Boston, it is necessary to dedicate at least two nights to this city.

West Coast 

The West Coast and the most beautiful parks in America is an itinerary that requires at least 15 days. It starts from Los Angeles in the direction of the Grand Canyon, continues towards Monument Valley, one of the most photographed and loved parks. Unmissable Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, perhaps less well known and known, but sensational. A stop along with Lake Powell, and off to Bryce Canyon to then arrive in Las Vegas. Do not miss the stop in Yosemite National Park and then reach the cosmopolitan San Francisco, an American city that contains colorful and varied souls.

Florida

A Florida honeymoon can be quite varied. From the stay in Miami, among its most beautiful beaches, to then reach the Keys. Do not miss a visit to Disneyworld in Orlando and Universal Studios, as well as the American base in Cape Canaveral.

On a honeymoon in the United States, whatever the destination, you can fully experience the American magic.

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What to see in Wisconsin? Fascinating areas

see in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is one of the United States. Discovered in 1634 by the Frenchman Jean Nicolet, it bears a name deriving from the original Indian name. Whose meaning is “the place where we live.” The name then adapted to the French language and eventually became Anglicized. Wisconsin is also known as “The Badger State” (the State of the rate) or “Dairy State” (the State of the Industry Dairy). Located in the Great Lakes region, this federal state is bordered by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The beauties (natural and otherwise) to visit in Wisconsin are numerous. When in doubt of what to see in Wisconsin, we will now see its most important places.

What to see in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin, despite its long, cold winters, is an area of ​​spectacular natural beauty. So much so that it became one of the favorite vacation spots for Americans.

Madison, the capital

What to visit in Wisconsin? Madison is certainly an important milestone. It is the capital of Wisconsin, as well as the county seat of Dane County. In Madison, you can visit the Monona Terrace, a convention center on Lake Monona, designed in 1938 by Frank Lloyd Wright. The building consists of three levels, whose large windows overlook the lake.

Its vast spaces are ideal for meetings and exhibitions. The State Capitol is also worth a visit. It is the only granite building in the entire United States of America. Built between 1906 and 1917 between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, it is also the largest volume. The dome boasts a bronze statue sculpted by French artist Daniel Chester. After these visits, you should not miss a walk on State Street, the city’s main street.

Milwaukee, the city of the festival

You can’t visit Wisconsin without Milwaukee. The city, located on Lake Michigan, is famous in the United States as the city of festivals for its many events. On the lakeside promenade, you can visit the War Memorial Center. Nearby is the Art Museum with its French Impressionist paintings.

You can admire buildings such as the City Hall, the Pabst Theater, and the Performing Art Center in the old city. Milwaukee is also home to the Public Museum, with the nearby Public Library. Lovers of the motorcycle sector will visit the Harley Davidson headquarters on established days, with guided tours. The city also hosts a zoo dedicated to endangered species. Glendale can be easily reached from the zoo. In this city, you can visit the world-famous Preacher Brewery.

Door County, romantic place

For all romantics, here is Door County, north of Milwaukee. In this locality, it is possible to taste the specialty based on trout, onion and potatoes. From the port, you can take the ferry to visit the islet of Washington, with Icelandic inhabitants. You cannot miss a visit to Oshkosh, a city on Lake Winnebago, northwest of Milwaukee. Known for the Air Adventures Museum, the city hosts one of the most famous aviation gatherings in the world. The meeting takes place annually, in the months between July and August.

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How to Choose Right Bike Frame Size Easy Fix

Choose Right Bike Frame Size Easy Fix

In today’s article, we’re going over bike sizes and why it’s so difficult to find the right one. After a quick look online is obvious that there are lots of people out there trying to find the right size.

So, we’re going to try and address some of the basic points and give a few tips on how you can find the right frame size.

Basic Step

At first, you have to take off your shoes, then stand with your legs, and you need 6 to 7 inches apart.

Measure your crotch to ground distance and that’s so important. Now it’s important to determine which bike you need there is some popular option like City, Mountain or Road bike.

Finally apply the for formula. For the City bike: Leg inseam (cm) x 0,685 = Your frame size. Mountain bike: Leg inseam (cm) x 0,66 = Your frame size and for Road bike: Leg inseam (cm) x 0,70 = Your frame size.

So, if you want to know how to measure a bike frame that’s the simple formula.

Measure Top Tube

So why is it so hard to find the right frame size? Is it because frame sizes are a bit misleading?

So, and I think this is the case with seemingly with the bite manufacturers. It’s the case in bike shops. It’s the case with a lot of the information that you read online.

If you have a 56 centimeters top tube and 80-millimeter stem and no handlebar, drop. If the handle on would more or less the same way then it needs regular monitoring.

If It has a 56-to-57-centimeter top tube and 50 to 70-centimeter seat tube 220-millimeter stem and 10 centimeters of handlebar it may look bigger bike.

If you are 5 foot 10. Then you need 52-centimeter bikes. So if you are going to buy, you need 52 centimeters, Cannondale or specialized.

Most sizing structures put you in default, maybe even 56 in some cases it means your bike. There are several examples of this across the bike industry like Cannondale bike.

So we’ve got a perfect example here of why frame sizes are misleading. If you take it as an individual if you are 4 feet 10 and eight centimeters in the scene then you have to need a medium-sized bicycle.

Six centimeters may be too high for you so the reach is five centimeters is best and It isn’t remotely the right size.

Several manufacturers are doing this. I find with myself that when manufacturers group their sizing into small, medium, large XL, I almost always find myself on a small.

One of the considerations to make actually with boxing from a fit perspective is that you’re actually a lot of the time you’re better off going with bike manufacturers.

They offer different sizes in their range track in particular and it’s pretty good.

If you’ve got like eight sizes in between that with multi-fit bike geometries I think it looks like a giant.

For example, if there are only four or five sizes and you often end up between sizes, which is around your height I think that’s something that needs to consider.

It’s the front-end coordinates and the bicycles where the hand is it’s 800. Our guide of where the handlebars are going to be placed in space.

So, if you draw a straight line up through the bottom bracket, reach is the horizontal distance between that line and sent to the headship right here.

If you drew a horizontal line through the center of the bottom bracket stack is the vertical distance from the center of the frame.

Handlebar Fit

Well, if you think about stacking reach takes a single point in the handle, and if you slack in the top of the bicycle then this angle becomes slacker.

Sometimes controls will come from close to the rider but bite with a slack ahead, the angle is going to have a comparison to shorter reach to the handlebar or the control.

Then mark with a steep angle and maybe the point is stacking reef and isn’t absolute, other things need to be taken into consideration.

You know if you need to get the front end which is higher than the stack certainly it’s pretty good. The handlebar position on the other hand is a little bit trickier because there are so many variables that need to be taken into consideration.

That will be the same rather than just the bike and this is the problem with bike fitting in general, they make it all about the bike.

It’s all about the rider and if you are looking at a new specialized one, a bike sizing instructor may tell another step to measure frame size.

There are two sizes typically common size is 54 cm which is somewhat may be too big for you.

Some of them dissect too, but I think ultimately, they don’t take into consideration flexibility, strength, age, functionality, and stress.

There are so many different variables that determine. What bike is going to be the right size for you?

Furthermore, it isn’t just necessarily about the size. You can be on the right size bike but it doesn’t necessarily fit you.

Proper Fit

When you don’t set your bike up like a pro most consumers shouldn’t be riding race.

It’s are a fundamental fact because most of them aren’t strong enough. They aren’t fit enough.

They aren’t flexible. To ride these bikes that were designed to win the road race.

So, I think the bike size is just one element of the fit story. I think fundamentally what I think I need to; we need to get across here is that the best way of understanding the right size for you or not.

Go for bike fit first, preferably in a snow environment where we have the ability to test positions, which is why I’ll use this.

You know, allows us to be almost infinite in our experimentation and get a real understanding of a riders’ physiological needs and limitations.

Now it’s important to understand and scrutinize the rider and determine the optimum size optimum fit?

There is no short way you need to properly frame size fit, so there is no need to jump on the biking website. They’ve all ranked accordingly depending on their experience and the technology that they use.

I would also counsel you not to judge a bite fitted by their technology, but that is my fundamental. Fit first, buy later, be more informed about it, go about it a, in a more empowered way.

That is all about is empowering riders to make more informed purchasing decisions. Because I guess one of the pitfalls that a lot of people fall into when trying to find the right size bike is they’ll go to an Evans and they’ll order six bikes and they’ll go and test ride off.

Every single bite Scott, a different saddle height, a different salad, different subtle pitch, different cell phones, different races, different siblings, different have a ball on the ball width didn’t have to reach them, crank length, different geometry, the goldenrod, 16, these bikes, and you end up with a very confused individual.

This is the best way of equipping you with the information you need to know. So, this has been one of the hardest topics and a lot of you guys have asked how to choose the right frame size.

This article that we don’t make because it’s not fair to be misleading, gives people a rule of films to choose frame size.

Then it ended up being the wrong size, which nine times out of 10, these methods and calculators will end up doing the aim of this video from my perspective is to.

Just to give you guys some more things you need to know, I want people to think about the decisions that they’re making, rather than just say I need a medium size bike.

One thing I think we can safely say is that the majority of people that come into you who do end up having the wrong frame size, it’s a size too big, not a size, too small.

So generally based on the information that’s out there, people end up choosing frames that are too big and that’s really excellent points that you need to know.

Conclusion

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