This is part II of II of my trip to New York. If you missed Part I, check it out here.
We started Sunday by touring Grand Central Terminal. Now, I’m a little confused because the actual building says Grand Central Terminal, but many people call it Grand Central Station. Which one is it?!
Anyway, we did a self-guided tour with these little headsets & a map. When you get to a certain place on the map, it told us a number to push on the headset that would tell us information about that place in the terminal.
It was fun because there is so much history behind the building, it’s huge, and it’s beautiful.
After that, we went to Rockefeller Center to go to the “Top of the Rock,” which is the very top of the building where you can see ALL of NYC. This view really showed the enormity of NYC. The view just made it seem like an endless city.
Favorite Instagram of the trip? Definitely this.
The whole trip, I was dying to get a hot dog. I’m a hot dog lover! But every street cart we walked by that sold hot dogs & pretzels smelled SO BAD. We had also read online not to go to any of those places because they were just gross. We found an alternative place to still get my hot dog fix called Dogmatic.
They put their hotdogs (of which they had in any meat you could think of) in a hollowed out stick of French baguette. You could also pick from a bunch of different sauces. I got a beef hot dog with truffle Gruyère sauce. It was very fancy for a hot dog, but still really good.
We knew we wanted to see a broadway show if we could, so we headed to the “cheap” ticket stand in Times Square to see what was available. I really wanted to see the Spider Man show, but it was still really expensive and there were no two seats together anymore. We picked Chicago instead.
I’m so glad we went to a broadway show because it’s a totally different experience than I thought. The theater was much smaller than I thought it’d be. We had seats very close to the front but off to the side, so it wasn’t bad at all. It was really entertaining and the singing & music was great. I’m actually surprised at how much both the hubs & I enjoyed it. So worth it!
After that, we tried to find a dinner place. It’s funny because there are literally hundreds of restaurants all right next to each other. You would think this would make finding a place to eat easier, but we found it made things harder. Because we realized there were so many places to eat, we both became really picky instead of just settling.
It’s a lot easier to settle when you know there’s nothing else near you. But when there’s 20 other restaurants one street over, why not check them all? It took us almost an hour to decide on a place to eat, but we went to this fancier Brazillian place (that I honestly don’t remember the name of now).
I got a really good salad that had strawberries, mango, hearts of palm, grilled chicken, oranges, tomato, and a tangy dressing. So colorful!
After that, we were feeling adventurous, so we went to see if we could get into a free comedy show. There’s this place called Upright Citizens Brigade, which is a comedy club in Chelsea. Sunday nights, they have a free show with amateur comedians. The only catch is that you have to get there in advance to get a ticket and then come back later.
We got some of the last tickets to the show, but then we had to wait about an hour before it started. We had dessert at a local bakery before going to the show.
A big chocolate chip cookie for me & chocolate cake for the hubs. Mmm!
The show was kind of weird, but overall a good experience & we definitely laughed. Sunday was my favorite day in New York because we did so much and saw all different parts of Manhattan in one day.
The only thing we hadn’t seen yet was Central Park. It actually started snowing Monday morning, so it wasn’t a very good time to be walking around outside. But we only had a little bit of time anyway.
We got to see the John Lennon “Imagine” memorial, so this Beatles fan was happy 🙂
Random, but I ended up losing 2 buttons from my coat on this trip. I was already one down when we left. Thankfully, I have all the missing buttons. But still – not cool!
Even though it was only about 36 hours, it was one of the best trips. I’m so thankful that I got to do, see, and experience so much – all with my very best friend by my side 🙂
Questions for You:
- Been to NYC before? Favorite thing/experience there?
- If you could go to NYC, what’s the one thing you’d want to see most?
- What’s one goal you have for this week?