NYC is an exciting place…especially in December! We went last December and it was amazing. So, I was thrilled when the honey surprised me with another trip again this year! We covered a lot of ground in our previous trip. We visited the 911 Memorial and museum. We took a ferry ride to Staten Island to see the Statue of Liberty. We saw the Rockettes in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and saw the Broadway show, Alladdin. We visited the Empire State Building, the One World Trade Center, China Town, Little Italy, took a carriage ride through Central Park, a walking tour of all the amazing Christmas window displays, and etc (etc…including a lot of stuff that would make this post too long lol)… That being said, there is never enough time to see and or do it all!
On this trip, we felt a little more comfortable in our surroundings and managed to cover a lot of ground yet again. I thought I would share some favorite stops with you all. (I apologize for the picture overload).
We stopped in to see The American Museum of Natural History.
Waldo Tina? 🙂
Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but I was blown away by the fossils……
We then took a stroll across Central Park to our next stop.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Yes, that is a Picasso and No, that isn’t a bathtub….it’s a sarcophagus (stone coffin). Would it not be an amazing bathtub, though??? Wow!
We went to see The Lion King (which was awesome). It was a rainy afternoon. So, while waiting for the show to begin, I purchased tickets to see Chicago on Broadway later in the day…because who wants to walk around in the rain lol
The next day, we stopped by the Ellen’s Stardust Diner for desert before seeing Wicked which I happen to think was out of this world!
We had a wonderful dinner at Carmines! While there, we asked our server who had the best Cheesecake in NYC and he told us about an awesome place located in Hell’s Kitchen called Tavola’s! Well, it did not disappoint! It was the coolest little place that used to be a grocery store.
Our most favorite stop was the Brooklyn Bridge. We first had dinner at a little Pizza place tucked under the bridge called Juliana’s (thanks Polly). It did not disappoint. It was amazing! It was located beside the families’ original location called Grimaldis’ Pizza. I did a little research and there is an interesting story behind the two competing Restaurants. At any rate, we chose Juliana’s Pizza and it was wonderful.
After dinner, we strolled across the Brooklyn Bridge! I thought it would be scary (you know….the height thing), but it wasn’t at all! It was amazing! The views were incredible! You could see for miles and the Statue of Liberty was visible in the distance as well. It was my most favorite activity on this trip and the best part….it was free!
Another favorite stop was Grand Central Station. I never realized how incredible it was… considering I had only seen it in movies lol. It really is a beautiful place! We even had lunch there at the Shake Shack per another recommendation.
We visited the High Line. It is definitely a cool site, but I think it would be much more appreciated in the Summer months when the vegetation is in full bloom.
We then made our way back to the Gershwin Theatre to see Wicked and it was out of this world!
We checked out Bryant Park, the New York Public Library, and NBC Studios & Rockefeller Plaza as well.
I’m already looking forward to the next trip….