Months before flying over to New York, I did a research what are the top places to see in the city. I made sure my 4 full days would not go to waste and I would go home happy and contented 🙂 I had my outfits ready for it, footwear and bags for sure. My family of […]

Top Places to visit in New York City part 1

New York City blog

Months before flying over to New York, I did a research what are the top places to see in the city. I made sure my 4 full days would not go to waste and I would go home happy and contented 🙂 I had my outfits ready for it, footwear and bags for sure. My family of 5 flew from LA but because we missed the 9AM flight we took the noon time flight instead and arrived NYC at midnight. I was planning to have dinner at a nice restaurant but ended up getting a hotdog from Nathan’s cart in front of Sheraton Midtown Hotel where we stayed. In fairness, it was not a bad hotdog but we were so tired we woke up the next day almost missing our breakfast in the hotel. I guess, from the very first day in the city we realised to speed up our pace although still trying to adjust to the new time. So here are my list of iconic places that I visited.

1) Top of The Rock

Top of the Rock view NYC view from Top of the Rock

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This observation tower is a no brainer when in NYC and I can’t get rid of this as this is in everyone’s must-visit list. Indeed, this is the first one we went as soon as we got out of the hotel. The views from the top are magnificent with Empire State Building and Downtown in the south side and the Central Park in the north. I’m glad I paid a souvenir photo for $5 extra when I bought the tickets as it was sold more upstairs if it wasn’t prepaid. I went up with one of my kids only as my other son has fear of heights.

Central Park view from Top of the Rock Central Park view from Rockefeller Top of the Rock Souvenir photo

2) Radio City Music Hall

Ok, I should have booked for a tour inside this Music Hall but I didn’t. It would have been a great way to spend the whole afternoon on our first day but I was glad enough I spotted it on our way to the Top of The Rock since it’s also situated in the Rockefeller Center.

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3) Brooklyn Bridge

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My friend took us here on our 3rd day, picked us up from the hotel all the way to Brooklyn, how so sweet of her 🙂 I couldn’t understand why this bridge is so popular in Instagram but upon seeing it I knew why. It is beautiful with massive views of Manhattan. The only problem is you can’t get a clear photo without a throng of people in the background.

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Aside from taking photos, it would have been good to walk across or ride a bike. We planned to proceed to Coney Island afterwards but since we were short of time we just stayed in Brooklyn and looked for a nice restaurant for lunch. But first, I requested my friend to take me to Bagel Store to get that sought after rainbow bagel with rainbow cream filling. I tell you I was so happy, seemed like I was in a candy store. Here are my photos to prove it 🙂

Bagel Store Brooklyn Rainbow Bagel review

4) Time Square

It doesn’t need an introduction, if you haven’t been to Time Square you haven’t been to New York. We came here every night on our stay as it was in the centre, we basically can’t go almost anywhere without passing by here. Indeed the lights were blinding and euphoric. It was a struggle to take photos without anybody next to me. So I can only show photos depicting the crazy frenzy of Time Square.

Time Square at nightTime Square New York blog Gucci Tian backpack blog

  Thank you for reading, please come back for the second and final part of my NY adventure. You can connect me in Instagram busyandfab to see my fab finds, other outfits and events in between posts.


Outfit Details:

Eyelet Dress from Chic Wish
Victorian Mesh Top from Chic Wish
Skirt from Chic Wish
Red Pierce bag from J.W. Anderson
  Black Marmont bag from Gucci
Pearl slides from Zara
 Backpack from Gucci


Brooklyn photos were taken by Deb Rice.

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  • mybeautrip .com

    NYC is an amazing city! Love so much all these places.


  • Isabelle

    ah looks like a great time, I should totally think about where I want to go before going places good idea! I usually just end up spontaneous haha
    Isabelle x
    Instagram: isabelle.izzy_
    Twitter @izzy_elli

    • busynfab

      Makes everything easy hehe

  • Merel van Poorten

    I love seeing all your New York pictures! Looks like so much fun! <3

    X Merel

  • Federica Di Nardo

    Thanks for the advices! 🙂


  • Thanks for sharing these spots in NYC! Love the pic and I adore your looks.

  • Anamika Chattopadhyaya

    Loved this post, I was waiting for it 🙂 You look fab as usual <3 Awaiting your NY second day post!
    Natural Beauty And Makeup

    • busynfab

      Ahh you’re so sweet babe, thank you for your support! I’ve published part 2 🙂

  • christine

    I haven’t been to NYC in such a long time and want to take the kids there soon. These are great sites to go for sure. The iconic Brooklyn Bridge is one of my fav places to see on Instagram and I also love that Observation Deck view. Time Square is a must as well. This post is making me want to go to NYC right now! xoxo, Christine

  • Sounds like such an amazing adventure!

  • I really wanna go to NY!

  • Love those awesome shots, dear! xoxo

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    What a fun post! you look amazing! love the brooklyn bridge look!!
    Mónica Sors

    • busynfab

      That’s nice to hear, thank you Monica!

  • Such a great post! Love your recommendations and most of all your beautiful outfits and bag! Gemma x

    • busynfab

      Thanks so much Gemma, your comment makes me smile 🙂

  • I was there last year and I loved it so much. Thank you for taking me back through your beautiful images. Have a beautiful day. xoxo Cris

  • Elegant Duchess

    I love reading posts about NYC. It’s such a beautiful city and so much to see. I went to NYC back in August similarly like you, just for 4 days. We planned the itinerary months ahead of the journey, to squeeze in as much as possible.
    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend. xx

  • Great post!! I have never been to NYC but looks like to were able to cover all the most popular places!!

    Your pictures look awesome!


    Seize your Style

    • busynfab

      Aww, thank you Andrea!

  • Annette

    New York City is beautiful, you captured it well 🙂

  • AB

    Your pictures are lovely, NY is big on my bucket list!

  • I love all of these iconic places

  • Raysa Garcia

    Beautuful photos and outfits!! I lived in NYC. Such an amazing place to live and visit. Xx

  • Kim

    This looks like an awesome trip! I live right by NYC but still need to visit all these places!


    • busynfab

      Nice to know you’re from NYC, I love your city!

  • You’ve seen so many hotspot in such short time, that’s so amazing!! So are your pictures, look like you’ve had a great time! NYC is still on my bucketlist, I’ve been there once but just for a layover. Your blue loafers are on fleeeeek sweetie!

    Love, Layla Rosita |

    • busynfab

      Thank you babe, so sweet!

  • AryaChic

    Haha welcome to my city!!

    • busynfab

      Thank you! Love your city!

  • It’s always great whenever you do research of the city before going there. That way, you maximize your time. You had some great shots out there! These are some places I definitely want to visit if I ever go to New York City! Times Square is definitely a must-see part of town! Thanks for sharing :).

    • busynfab

      Yes, it is! Thanks for reading!

  • Oh wow I had no idea Times Square would be so busy! I love that you had a rainbow bagel too, I remember seeing all the fuss of them a while back and I’d love to try one! 🙂

    One day I will go to New York – it’s my dream! 🙂

    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! We are having a quiet one today dealing with sick toddlers.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • busynfab

      Ohh thank you dear! You’ll get to NYC eventually, I was waiting for it for too long when the kids were growing up. Hope your boys are feeling better now.

  • I love NYC!!! There is so much to do and see. I am following you on Instagram. Did you want to do the IG Challenge?
    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion
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    • busynfab

      Thank you for the follow, I’m following you too!

  • Dominique

    Awww this looks amazing! I love all the gorgeous snaps with your son. Also, is that a new red handbag I spy?! xx

    • busynfab

      Oh yes, I haven’t formally introduced my J.W. Anderson pierce bag. Thanks dear for noticing 🙂

  • I think you saw some of the best spots in NYC! Especially with those views =o) Can’t wait to read part II

  • Looks really interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

  • Fun list and all such fun looks too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Looks really interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

  • Kriselle

    Lovely photos, I can’t wait to see NYC one day – it’s definitely on my bucket list 🙂

    Kriselle x

    • busynfab

      Go for it! Thanks for reading,

  • Wow NYC, my favorite city! Great photos!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Paola

    Amazing pics, I love NYC!
    And you are always so stylish!
    Kisses, Paola.


    • busynfab

      Thanks babe, so kind of you!

  • Babe!! I’m so obsessed! Love your photos and love NYC of course! I agree with all your tips! You definitely can’t miss them!!



    • busynfab

      Aww nice to hear, thank you Ashley!

  • I love this city so much ! Thanks for the tip !

    • busynfab

      Aww, thanks for reading!

  • New York is such an incredible city! You’ve listed some great spots – looking fabulous!


  • Wow! You have seen so many places in NY, which I always wanted to visit!
    Amazing pictures!


  • Woot! I love me some NYC! Perfect guide. 🙂


  • These are awesome pictures honey, striking poses. You might want to try Bushwick and their pizzerias over there. I hope you had a lot of fun.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • busynfab

      Haven’t heard of Bushwick, wish I knew it before 🙂

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    The pics looks so cool! love the last outit!!
    Mónica Sors

  • New york is really beautiful and love all your outfits.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  • what a comprehensive NYC guide! love your style too x

  • Would you believe I was born in NY and raised in NYC and I’ve never been to the Top of the Rock?! Now that I’ve moved out of the city, I want to do all the touristy things. I guess it’s like they say, you don’t take full advantage of your city as you do the others. I’m glad you had a great time, you look absolutely gorgeous and I adore your outfits! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!




    • busynfab

      Oh so nice to know you grew up in NYC, love your city and I hope to visit it again. There are also top spots in Sydney that I wouldn’t have been if not for my visiting friends from abroad. I had to show them around and that made me see these top places and restaurants 🙂

  • Lisa Autumn

    Oh my god.. will safe this post as I am going to NYC in september.. thanks girl!

    xx Lisa |

    • busynfab

      Thanks for reading 🙂 Hope you will have a nice time in NYC.

  • Looks so interesting! Thanks a lot for the post)

  • I love NYC! so glad you went babe!

    XO, Jessi

  • You’ve got the most essential places to visit on your list! Btw love your red JW pierce bag 🙂


    • busynfab

      Aww thank you for visiting my blog Erica!

  • OMG seems like your trip was spectacular after a rocky start! I absolutely adore the outfit you wore to Brooklyn Bridge, it’s so pretty!
    Can’t wait for next part!
    Have a spooky Halloween 🙂

  • Love the pearl slides, really chic! Your photos are really fun dear.

    Jessica |

  • Out on Catwalk

    Loved reading this post! 🙂 The pictures are so beautiful! NYC is such a fun place! 🙂 And, I love your outfits especially what you wore when you visited Brooklyn Bridge!

    • busynfab

      Thank you dear, you’re so sweet!

  • Some great tips here for places to visit in NYC! I haven’t been before however I hear so many wonderful things about the City.

    Laura xo

  • nice post. i love ur outfits too ^^~

  • Wish I could be NYC someday!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  • MoreThanDestination

    New York is such a beautiful city. There is not doubts that you enjoyed it. I have to admit, I am a little be jealous. I never got a chance to go to that famous bridge.

    • busynfab

      Go for it babe, worth the visit!

  • Top of the Rock would be the first place I’d swing by when visiting NYC, the views looks breathtakingly beautiful! The energy at Times Square also looks incredible. Super keen to visit New York at some point (preferably sooner rather than later! haha).

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • busynfab

      Go sooner I’d recommend 🙂

  • Carly

    Sounds like you checked a lot off of your NYC bucket list! My family was vacationing there 10 days ago. It’s such a fun city with endless amount of things to do. I’m glad you’re enjoying your US vacation

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    • busynfab

      Sounds good you’ve just been to NYC, I wish I can go back.

  • Atsuna Matsui

    Thanks for this share on top places to visit in New York. I was actually just there a few weeks ago and wish I was able to stay longer.


    • busynfab

      Nice to know you just went to New York, I wish I can come back anytime soon.

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You look super chic and stylish, Mercy! Love your NYC photos!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len

    • busynfab

      Aww thanks Len, so sweet!

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  • Shivi Frnz

    It’s quite interesting that each of your outfit goes with the respective places you visited in NYC. Great clicks btw 🙂

  • How nice! You hit all the great spots that are on my own list that I still have yet to see. I go to New York City a few times a year and always skip the must-see touristy spots thinking I’ll see it next time with my hubby. I’d love to do all of those lovely things! You look great!