Watch the sunset from the top of the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

*Photo Courtesy Flickr

As romantic as it sounds romantic, I don’t think it’s such a great idea. Firstly, you won’t get the tower in your pictures, and also there will be long lines and extra high prices to get up there at that time. The Esplanade du Trocadéro might be a better spot. It just might also be a better idea to go up late night and see the city twinkling below. We did this with Subi and Reva in NYC. We skipped the mandatory trip up the Empire State building in favour of a view from the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center).

NYC by night, from the Top of the Rock

NYC by night, from the Top of the Rock

It was completely worth it, because

  1. We could go at a later hour when the lines are much shorter. We went after dark and all of NYC lay shimmering beneath us. This is a much prettier view.
  2. We could see the iconic Empire State building. Something you can’t do when you are standing on top of it.

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