New York City

Almost 3 months later (I know, I know. I’m slacking on my posts.), I’m finally writing my final post about our trip to New York.  I must say, I am still dreaming of this city three months later. It couldn’t be any more different than Las Vegas and I couldn’t be more in love. 

My last NYC post was about all the amazing food we had. While checking off my food list was a huge portion of the trip, we were still able to do a lot of sightseeing. 

Our first hotel was right across of Bryant Park and The New York Public Library. We did some people-watching at the park and browsed the library while we waited for our room to be ready.

The library was high up on my “to see list” and I didn’t realize that we would be staying right across from it. This place is huge! And it was just as gorgeous as I imagined it.

The hotel was also about a 8min walk to Time Square. So after we checked into our room and settled in, we spent the rest of the evening walking around that part of the city.

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It’s so crazy how historic NYC is. Just walking around the area of our hotel we were able to see Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grand Central Station. All on my list and literally saw all within a 2 hour time span.

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Our second hotel, unfortunately, was across the river in Long Island so there was a longer commute to get into the city but it had the most amazing view of Manhattan.

The hotel had a rooftop lounge and it was the perfect place to see the sunsets and sunrises with a great view of the city.

If this wasn’t the highlight of my trip, it was definitely what made me the happiest! Those who know me personally know that I am a big fan of Friends. It’s my favorite TV show and I literally quote the show everyday. My childhood self was jumping for joy!

This is the building that was used for outside pan shots of the Friends’ apartment.

I was so starstrucked even though it was just a building! 

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We spent our last full day attempting to go through Central Park. Of course, it also had to be the hottest day of the week. With the heat and humidity, we were only able to make it through the south end of the park before we were ready to leave.

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There is still so much for me to see and I can’t wait until my next trip there. Gotta start planning now!

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