We recently went to New York City for an early birthday celebration. The trip went by quickly – but it was a jammed packed, fun filled weekend. The more and more I work on this blog, the more I think I’m discovering that I like to write posts that not only document our adventures, but may also serve as some help to those who are planning a trip to that location. I personally love to read travel blogs- these blogs provide inspiration and tips on new places and restaurants to try. I know that it can sometimes be overwhelming to know what to do and see when planning a trip somewhere. I would love it if these posts end up helping readers find some new places worth exploring on vacation!
We started off our trip to New York by checking out Chelsea Market. We were really impressed with this market. It’s a great place to go if you are wanting to try something new for lunch. The market has a large variety of options and it was a fun atmosphere. We ended up getting burgers and fries at Creamline, which was delicious! After walking around at Chelsea Market, we went to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. It was powerful to say the least. I think that everyone should go see the Memorial and Museum when they go to New York. I think it was very respectfully done. Justin and I do suggest buying tickets to the museum ahead of time – you need a few hours to go through the museum and the ticket line can get quite long throughout the day.
After that, we spend a little bit walking around the High Line back in Chelsea. The High Line is a park built on an old train track elevated above the city . Even though it was a little chilly, it was completely worth it. It was nice to wander around the old train track and take in the awesome views. After all that walking, I was so happy to have my Sorel Lea Wedges. I wore these shoes most of the weekend – they were perfect for New York because they are comfortable but they look a little more dressy than your typical walking shoes.
That night, we went to dinner and skating at Rockefeller Center. Skating at Rockefeller is an iconic activity to do in New York, but Justin and I had never actually been before. I know these pictures are a little blurry, but I think they perfectly capture the fun time we had while skating. We topped off the night by going to the Top of the Rock to take in more stunning views of the city. If you are going to New York and want to see the city from the top of the Rock, I highly recommend going at night. It was wasn’t very crowded and seeing the all of lights across the city was magical! I know there are a lot of buildings that offer the same type of skyline views, but we personally liked seeing the city from the Top of the Rock because we could see both the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center along with the rest of the gorgeous views.
The next day, we went shopping around 5th ave and stopped for lunch with some friends. Later on we went to dinner at Sarabeth’s, which was great. We then stopped to see Times Square for a little bit before going to see Cats. Broadway plays are always a must when you go to New York!
On our last day in New York, we went to Brunch at Laduree, which is a charming french restaurant, before we headed home. Macaron anyone?? We went to Laduree in Paris the morning after we got engaged. The Laduree in Paris was adorable and delicious, so I was looking forward to going in New York. If you want to go in New York, make sure you go to the location in Soho. This is the location with the restaurant, instead of just the pastry bar. They have the most delicious treats and hot chocolate! I recommend stopping here if you are in New York, everything we had was amazing. It was the perfect ending to a fun weekend.
Do you have any recommendations for things to do in New York? Let us know!