If you only had one day to spend in New York what would you do? Would you go to the Empire State Building, see the Statue of Liberty, stroll through Central Park, or maybe enjoy a show on Broadway. There’s so much to see in New York that only having one day is not enough at all, but of course you have to do something, so what do you do?
For us we only had a few hours. Literally an afternoon in New York City. It’s been years since I’ve been to New York, but I didn’t feel like I had to do some of the big attractions. There are tons of tours on Trip Advisor and Expedia if you’re trying to find some, but they all leave in the morning, which is why we didn’t end up taking any because we were arriving mid afternoon. My mom and I settled for a stroll the Central Park, which is huge, and I still don’t understand what makes it iconic, but it is, so we stopped by. Being from Atlanta we have Piedmont Park, which is our giant park that I don’t believe has an ice rink in it and does not have the MET, but it does have the Botanical Gardens and a dog park that my dog likes to play in.
On our way there we stopped by “Famous Amadeus Pizza” and had an amazing slice of New York pizza. It was literally SO GOOD. If you’re in Manhattan definitely stop by there.
What I didn’t like about being in the park were all of the people trying to get you to ride basically a rickshaw ride through the park because that was something we did not want to do. They were everywhere and they wouldn’t let you breathe. It was probably my fault for having my camera in my hand, so I looked like a tourist, but honestly a park is a park is a park. I just wanted to enjoy the green space. It’s one of the reasons that I remain down south because we are not short of trees and greenery anywhere in the city. We did not walk the entire park because I’m pretty sure you could do that for days and still not see everything, but we felt like we saw enough. If you’re looking to take wedding pictures there you would not be alone. We saw 4 bridal parties in the park alone all trying to be in the same spaces.
Next we took a stroll down 5th Avenue so we could pretend like we have money and can shop at some of the stores that are there. I can definitely shop at the MAC store that’s on 5th Avenue, but I definitely wasn’t going to have breakfast at Tiffany’s.
After getting some well deserved rest after flying all day and then walking miles around the city we were able to take in a show as the saying goes. We saw The Lion King and it was FABULOUS!! Oh my goodness I can go see that again and again and again. The costumes were amazing and the way they made the safari come to life was absolutely phenomenal. I liked the original songs that were done to fill the production out and of course I sang along to my childhood favorites. I can’t wait for it to come back around to Atlanta and I know I will be seeing it again. There are so many productions going on you have to pick something because that is its own experience.
We stayed at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan and it was wonderful. We were so high up we could see a lot of Times Square. Oh yeah, the location was fantastic. We were very central to anything that we wanted to see and we barely had to leave the hotel to go see The Lion King. I will say that if you want to go to their rotating restaurant “The View” book a dinner reservation in advance or get ready to wait in line to go be in the lounge to see what it’s all about. We did not get to do this, but I’m not sure we were missing much other than the views of the river going around Manhattan, but it’s something you can do in the hotel if you really want a birds eye view of the city.
We enjoyed our time in New York because it felt like its own separate vacation instead of a one night stay. We felt like we experienced New York City, but we definitely could have used a couple of more days to see it all, but New York City is way too expensive for all of that lol. I’m glad we got to do it and we had fun exploring! Have you ever been to NYC? What are some of your favorite places to go or activities to do? I need a reason to go back, and BEA and BookCon are not it lol. Let me know in the comments! Until next time,
Don’t underestimate the struggles of the rich. Especially the rich teenagers. Yeah, they get whatever the want, can do whatever they want, but at what cost? Whatever they do, they better not make the family look bad. As soon as the family looks bad then there’s trouble for those kids.
In the gossip girl series a young gossip blogger, like myself, but without the gossip, follows the lives of upper class teenagers during their daily life.
When Blair’s bestfriend, or ex-bestfriend comes home from boarding school, she is not ready for it. When Serena left for school it made Blair the top of the food chain. When Serena comes back Blair is not ready to take a step back, so she decides to ignore that their friendship even happened. Serena comes home to find that all of her old friends aren’t talking to her anymore.
Going to a private school I understand a lot of what is happening, but you also have to remember that it’s not all serious. It’s a great novel, and they’re very addicting. I definitely recommend this novel to anyone!!
When you walk around do you see strange things that you can’t explain? Well that’s exactly what happens to the main character in Shanna Swendson’s amazing novel Enchanted Inc.
A small town girl, Katie, leaves Texas to change her life in New York. Things are already strange in some parts of New York, but people with wings floating a little above the ground, moving gargoyles, and trains that seem to come on demand? Even that’s a little bit strange for New York.
When Katie finds out that there’s magic everything makes a little bit more sense, but how does no body else see what she sees?
In Shanna Swendson’s first novel of the series the world of magic and business comes alive in Katie’s small town world. There’s a little bit mystery, a little bit of romance, and all in all a little bit of someone trying to find his or her place in the world.
I read this novel so fast, and then quickly bought the second because it was that good. The way magic is portrayed in our every day world instead of somewhere hidden makes it seem like magic does and can exist. It also helps me to believe that there is a perfect place for everyone to be and enjoy. Of course I highly recommend this book and the rest that come after!