For the next four weeks, McDonald’s in the UK is offering “great tastes of America: four weeks, four states, four burgers.” First up, the New York Special, which will contain “100% beef patty, streaky bacon, two slices of smoked cheese, crisp lettuce, onions and onion mayo all in a chilli, chive and sesame bun.” I, for one, have no idea why that’s considered a New York burger. Anyone? To accompany its burger description, McDonald’s also lists three must-see sights in New York (city, by the way, not the state): the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Empire State Building.
I’ve never been to the Statue of Liberty and feel no need to go there, having ridden past it on a boat, which is surely the best way to see it. So what three NYC experiences would I recommend to people? Here’s one small slice of the city: a walk down Bleecker Street, starting at Abingdon Square and heading south into SoHo and down West Broadway into Tribeca; shopping (probably only window shopping) at moss instead of going to a museum; and then the Empire State Building.
And for London: a ride on the Eye, a visit to the British Museum, and a walk around Borough Market. (Fourth thing: Eurostar to Paris.)
What do you think? Your top three picks for either place?