It is one of the country’s most enduring battles: East Coast vs. West Coast. When it comes to travel, each destination has its definite perks, and absolute disadvantages. New York City, reppin’ the East Coast, natch, is a cultural melting pot and is home to world-famous Broadway musicals. But it is also loud, cramped, and expensive. And Los Angeles may have the bright lights of Hollywood and gorgeous sandy beaches, but it’s also home to infamously bad traffic and transportation, as well as the Lakers (sorry we’re not sorry). So whether you love the Big Apple or just can’t enough of The City of Angels, Oyster wants to know which vacation you would choose: A whirlwind adventure around New York, or a laid-back jaunt across L.A. Take a look at the options below and then enter your answer in the comments section.
Option 1: A whirlwind adventure in New York City
New York’s Best: The Waldorf-Astoria is one of the the city’s most iconic institutions, and is nestled right in the heart of bustling Midtown East. The hotel was built in 1931 with Art Deco inspiration and timeless elegance, and has welcomed every US president since FDR. The hotel is so pinky-up classy that it even has an enforced dress-code in the lobby past 6 p.m. But best of all, the Waldorf’s prime location, just a few blocks from Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, and the Times Square Theater District, allows for a classic New York experience.
Option 2: A laid-back jaunt across Los Angeles
L.A.’s Finest: The legendary “Pink Palace,” better known as the Beverly Hills Hotel, has seen its share of Hollywood royalty throughout the years, including residents Elizabeth Taylor and John and Yoko (Ono-Lennon, that is). The hotel sits in the residential portion of the famed Sunset Boulevard, but is just a short drive from all the shopping and dining action on the Strip. With impeccable service, an A-list hot spot restaurant, and a fabulous pool scene, this L.A. hotel is a step above.