When In … New York City

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I love New York City.  Not in the same way I love pizza, really.  More like the same way I love family members.  It’s a deep love.  I loved it before I met it, and loved it even more after we were acquainted.  Major love fest.

Mild exaggeration set aside, the Boyfriend and I had a blast on our quick NYC trip.  We spent 50 hours in New York City and did just about everything wonderful that you could feasibly fit in that time frame.  I couldn’t have been happier.

Broadway:

Kinky Boots on Broadway.  The best.

Times Square:

Times Square

Central Park:

Central ParkChillin’ with Shakespeare

 

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The Met:

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The Met, New York City

Yankee Stadium:

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Grand Central Station:

Grand Central Station New York

9/11 Memorial:

New York City 9/11 MemorialNo picture could describe the feeling of being at the World Trade Center memorial.

Battery Park:

The Subway:

Subway New York City

The High Line:

The High Line is an old elevated Railroad turned turned into a park/great view.

We stayed at Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square South.  And honestly, we booked it because it was inexpensive.  But it actually ended up being ideal.  It was a close walk to Times Square, Broadway, Macy’s, the Subway, and lots of great restaurants.  It was clean and updated.  We ended up being so glad we stayed there.

The food was insane.  I ate so. much. freaking. food.  All the rumors you hear are true; food tastes better in New York City.  I’ll compile a “Gluten Free in New York City” soon.  But know this: it couldn’t be easier to be Gluten Free on a NYC vacay!

By the end of all our adventuring our feet and legs hurt so badly from walking.  Totally worth it!

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25 thoughts on “When In … New York City

  • July 28, 2015 at 7:25 am
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    it is a dream of mine to go to New York City someday – your pictures are awesome!

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    • July 28, 2015 at 9:16 am
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      You will LOVE it when you get to go!!

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  • July 28, 2015 at 8:07 am
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    Oh how I miss New York. It’s such a fun place to visit and one of my favorite places. I love taking the subways and the Broadway shows and just the city night life.

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    • July 28, 2015 at 9:15 am
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      YES!! I miss it too! It’s like magic :)

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  • July 28, 2015 at 8:34 am
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    Watching a show at Broadway is like a dream. I loved how you covered historic and fun places both. Great post! :)

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    • July 28, 2015 at 9:14 am
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      It was like a dream!!!

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  • July 28, 2015 at 8:43 am
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    Awesome! In all my trips to NYC I always find time to explore something new. You had a great overview in a really quick time, my kinda travel, too.;)

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    • July 28, 2015 at 9:15 am
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      It’s a city so rich in culture, I’m sure I could find something new in every single trip!!

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    • July 28, 2015 at 10:26 am
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      It was an awesome experience!

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  • July 28, 2015 at 11:55 am
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    Wow… you guys did SO MUCH in such a short amount of time! How exhausted are you guys?! So much fun! You have me dreaming!

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    • July 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm
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      SO exhausted. We could barely walk the next day! But so worth it :)

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  • July 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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    Wow! You did more in two days than a lot of people do in four or five. Good for you! I haven’t been to NYC in a very long time, and now I want to go.

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    • July 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm
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      It was such a blast!

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  • July 28, 2015 at 4:14 pm
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    Dang, girl!! You saw a LOT during your time there! And yes, I totally agree with you- the food in NYC is the absolute best!!

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    • July 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm
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      I was so glad we were able to fit that much in! I wish I had access to all that food frequently – or maybe I don’t! lol

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  • July 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm
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    I haven’t been to NYC in so many years, and keep talking about how I need to go back. Thanks for the trip inspiration!!!

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    • July 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm
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      It’s such a great spot to travel. So many things to do!!!

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    • July 29, 2015 at 10:15 am
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      It was such a great trip! I’d love to go back and spend a full week! Highly recommend it :)

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  • July 29, 2015 at 4:31 pm
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    I feel the same way about New York. LOVE it. So many great highlights from your trip! Isn’t the High Line the coolest thing?!

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    • July 30, 2015 at 9:07 am
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      It’s AMAZING! Everyone had been recommending it, so we couldn’t leave without stopping by. I’m so glad we did!

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  • February 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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    A friend and I are hoping to catch a Broadway show during a short weekend trip to NYC this spring. We are driving, so wondering if you have any tips on where to stay…we do not want to drive in crazy NYC traffic! Is there a good neighborhood to stay in just outside the city, with easy access to Broadway? Any input would be appreciated, thanks :)

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    • March 27, 2016 at 1:17 pm
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      We stayed right in the center of crazy New York traffic – so I can’t suggest a particular place. I’m always a big fan of using the map search feature on Expedia. Find a close, but not too close area, and then look for the best bargain/best reviews.

      Or keep in mind that once you’re in NYC and park at the hotel, you won’t have to touch it again. It may be easier to avoid the headache during your stay by braving the NYC traffic once getting there and once leaving!

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