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
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.
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.
3) Brooklyn Bridge
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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
Brooklyn photos were taken by Deb Rice.