I think most (if not every) traveler has the Big Apple on their Bucket List. Watching the iconic locations in Friends, Sex and the City, Suits and other countless movie productions makes us all want to get lost in New York at least for one crazy night right?
Well I got 4 nights and they were one I will remember forever! We (meaning me and my then new hubby) stopped by NYC on our way to Mexico for our honeymoon. I think I planned my stay in the city just as long (or longer) than the actual wedding J
4 days and over 40 spots to see (including museums, typical touristy spots, stores, cafes and restaurants) which meant a loooot of walking. Many people with whom I talk about our trip say that this was a chase and not a vacation. That we ran from one point to the next and didn’t have the time to appreciate the city. The truth? From the 40 spots we saw 39. We moved around almost all of the time but the food and shopping in between made the whole process a lot more fun J
We even found time to go to Coney Island for several hours to play around in their amusement park. What did we see? Pretty much everything you can. From the WTC Museum & Memorial to all the neighborhoods such as China Town, Little Italy, Greenpoint, meatpacking district etc.
What was my impression? I loved it! The air, the attractions and most importantly – the people! To most of us New York is portrayed as a city in the run. With people always in a hurry to get to their jobs or meetings. But I never met so many strangers constantly coming up to us just to ask if they could help and give us directions (even when we didn’t ask for them). NYC – you had me from the beginning 🙂
We ate the in the best local spots and just had fun. You can see for yourself in the pic below 🙂