I have been going to New York City for 12 years now, roughly once or twice a year and still feel like I never do enough! It was my first Yankees game, first time at the Statue of Liberty and my first time in the row boats in Central Park.
Really cool bar called Reunion, right near times square, but completely hidden. We ran into Taylor Kitsch from True detective! (honestly would’ve had no idea if it wasn’t for our friends boyfriend fan-girling)
Statue of Liberty Crown Tour: we had to book these tickets back in March or they would’ve sold out. Highly recommend making some sort of reservation to skip the wait. There have been more people than I have ever seen in NYC this year. The boat stops at Ellis Island as well as the statue, so make time for both! If you’re strapped for cash you can take the Staten Island Ferry for free around the Island and get close to the statue.
September 11th museum: we bought our tickets when we got there, we only had about two hours here, which was just enough, we missed a lot, its a little confusing so grab a map right away. Was crazy interesting and so unreal.
Midnight trip to Times Square, where as you can see was still packed. Found a frozen yogurt place that was open until two am!!
Rise and Shine! We walked over to Park Ave, which was a block over from our hotel, where they closed the whole road down for a giant water slide (which we couldn’t find) and so that people could walk/run/ride bikes down.
Central Park: We walked about 7 more blocks up to central park to find the row boats ($15 an hour plus 20 deposit)
We had dinner at one of the most phenomenal restaurants I have ever been to- Villagio on Central Park South– you are waited on hand and foot, and fed the most mouth watering Italian food at really great prices.
Also while you’re in New York you have to get a street hot dog, pizza, and some sort of breakfast or lunch sandwich on a roll.
Other great places I explored in New York this summer that aren’t in my video- Lizzmonade in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, has the most stunning views of the bridges and the statue.
If you’ll be in the city over a weekend or a few days, you might want to consider getting an unlimited subway pass for 30 dollars and Google maps for directions on how to take the subways. Always be aware of your surroundings!
We stayed at the Double Tree Inn on Lexington Ave and 51st, it was pretty central to everything and about a ten minute cab ride to Times Square. Most places were only 20-30 minutes on the subway, and the rooms were beautiful.
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