NYC For The Odd Souls: Traveling Solo

Do we really know who we truly are?

For the lack of a better understanding of who I truly am, I like to think that I’m an odd soul.

I don’t crave company. On a pleasant day, I could just sit, lost in my thoughts and contradictions and be perfectly satisfied. It’s a wonderful feeling to be happy and content without doing anything worldly and substantial.

NYC is the hub for live music and a lot more. With all the concerts, parties, the extravagant charades and the materialistic pursuit of happiness, it’s a happening world.

I’ve learnt that happiness is subjective. What about those of us, who are not particularly fond of what the currently accepted state of happiness is?

We all have our coping mechanisms. Mine is traveling solo. There is nothing more beautiful than a quiet sunset with my favorite brew of coffee and a copy of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. As Chbosky says, – “And in that moment, we were infinite.”

Here are some of the best things you can do if you’re travelling solo in New York City:

1  The Library Hotel

If you’re in the mood to pamper yourself a little, this is the place for you. With its book/library themed decor, this hotel is luxury at its finest. You can enjoy your complimentary breakfast at a solo table (yes, you read that right) and enjoy the morning.

2. Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is very famous for connecting New York to its lovely sibling, Brooklyn. It is nothing short of iconic. The Brooklyn Bridge is to New York what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Luckily, you can take a stroll on Brooklyn Bridge and feel it like it is supposed to be felt. Walking across a 25-year-old bridge that took 14 years to build is a beautiful feeling.

3. The Metrograph

The Metrograph ain’t no average movie theatre. It’s the boss of all of them. It is a movie library that has afternoon and evening screenings. You might want to log onto their website and check what’s playing when you’re in town and plan accordingly.

When you’ve stayed solo at the Library Hotel and caught a retro indie flick at the Metrograph, you’ll feel the substance of traveling solo.

 

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