The Big Apple. The Concrete Jungle. The City That Never Sleeps. New York, New York. This past week my family and I ventured out to the great city of New York and I was greeted by many interesting sights and smells. New York is definitely a shock to your senses. I was only able to stay for 2 full days, but I had an amazing time.
The first day we woke up and walked to the amazing Empire State building. I was shocked by the height of it and astounded by the beautiful view when we finally reached the 86th floor. I was able to completely see the entire city – from the world trade center to the Statue of Liberty in the distance. I took many photographs of the breathtaking scenery.
Afterward, we headed to Fifth Avenue for some shopping. I was excited to see the giant H&M which was 5 stories. It included styles I had never seen before at an H&M and was completely stocked. My brother was ecstatic to see the NBA store which had gear for every single team in the NBA and the WNBA. He was also excited to visit the LEGO store near Rockefeller Center.
Next we went to Grand Central Station where we had burgers and shakes from Shake Shack, an east coast traditional burger joint. Then we decided to go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I really liked the artwork there and was impressed by the architecture of the museum.
As the night progressed, we decided to go to Times Square where we saw break dancers, tons of people dressed as characters, and hundreds of tourists roaming the streets. It was only then where I was completely immersed into the hustle and bustle of New York culture. We decided to grab a bite to eat at a nearby diner before checking in for the night.
The next day we woke up early to catch a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. I was excited to be able to see one of the landmarks of New York. My family and I decided to stand for the majority of the trip to get some really good and up close pictures and I’m glad we did. I was able to see the statue really close and see the New York skyline from a lower perspective. After the boat ride ended, we went to the Air and Space Museum which both my dad and brother really enjoyed. The museum had all sorts of history on airplanes and we were even able to go into an inactive submarine.
We then decided to go hail a cab to the Guggenheim museum where we got to see all sorts of contemporary art. The circular architecture was really cool to see from the inside and outside. Lastly we decided to stop by Central Park before checking in for the night. I loved the floral scent and the overall calmness of Central Park in comparison to the crazy New York streets.
On our last day in New York, we went to see the famous Macy’s store which is a block long and wide as well as 9 stories tall. My jaw dropped when I walked inside. It seemed like they had a floor for each clothing item and accessory. After sipping some drinks in the Macy’s Starbucks, we toured the amazing New York Public Library which looked like a museum in itself. Each bit of that library looked very precise, each carving and painting on the ceiling was beautiful.
I really enjoyed traveling to New York it was so much fun! Have any of you been to New York before?
Have a lovely day,