Cooper DuBois Portland CEO of Truly Social Games enjoys traveling and exploring new places with his family. Although he is originally from California and now resides in Portland, Oregon, New York City is one of his favorite places. There is so much to do and see in the city that visitors and residents can always find something interesting and exciting to discover.

However, according to Cooper DuBois Portland resident, a trip to the Big Apple is much more enjoyable when it is well planned out in advance. One of the best reasons to plan ahead is that New York City is a favorite destination for many travelers, and first-time visitors may not understand how large an area the combined five boroughs are. For that reason, most residents and repeat visitors suggest trying to stay within a predetermined area each day, so time and money are not wasted traveling back and forth to different corners of the city on the same day.

For example, Midtown Manhattan is an excellent place to spend an entire day. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in this area include the iconic Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. While most everyone is familiar with the Empire State Building, the photo opportunities from its observation decks are one-of-a-kind. The nearby Chrysler Building is a remarkable example of the 1930’s Art Deco style of architecture and also has a very intriguing history that many will find interesting.

Empire State Building

Other well-known New York City landmarks in the same area include Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Rockefeller Center is fun to visit any time of the year but is especially beautiful over the holidays when the ice skating rink is open and their famous Christmas tree is lit and in its full glory. And although most people can picture what Times Square looks like, to be there on New Year’s Eve when the big ball drops is an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.

For those looking to shop while on vacation, there are plenty of places to choose from in this area. According to Cooper DuBois Portland CEO, the Manhattan mall plus all the additional stores in the area offer something for everyone. From the most expensive luxury items to simple souvenirs, shoppers of all ages will find whatever they are looking for in this popular area.

Times Square is featured with Broadway Theaters by Cooper DuBois Portland

After a hard day of sightseeing, shopping, and just exploring the area places, Midtown Manhattan also offers a long and varied list of dining options. Located on East 37th Street within four blocks of the Empire State Building is one of the favorites of Cooper DuBois Portland CEO. Fine and Rare offers a complete dining experience that will make you feel like you have slipped back in time. The impeccably furnished restaurant has a menu offering classic American fare. The bar specializes in hard-to-find spirits and offers fantastic hand-crafted cocktails. Add to that the excellent service, raw-bar items, and live jazz music on most evenings, and Fine and Rare is the perfect place to experience the charm that abounds in midtown Manhattan.

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