Sooo NYC obviously was awesome, I’m sure you have seen the pictures and can tell I had an amazing time.
My feet ached after about 2/3 days from walking about 12 miles per day!
That didn’t stop us though as we kept on walking and taking in the amazing sights right up till the last day.
The weather for our trip was a little disappointing, but that was the only thing negative about the entire holiday… and by that I don’t mean it was terrible, it just wasn’t sunny, lovely and nice daily everyday like I would have wished, etc.
We semi-stuck to my daily plans posted previously but we didn’t manage to fit everything we had on the itinerary. Walking 12 miles a day was tiring and somethings there just wasn’t the motivation to do.
The Statue of Liberty for example we took in from Battery Park and didn’t do the cruise because the water was a bit choppy, weather was a bit grey and we didn’t feel up to it (there is always next time).
A couple of other things that really stood out to me;
The NYC Pass was really useful, queue jumps, bus rides, entry, etc.. at the 9/11 memorial and museum for example we got a priority lane and the tickets were included. For the open top bus we again got our tickets and didn’t have to pay on the day (the only thing was we had to use the tickets on successive days – I was hoping we could do 1 tour Monday for example and another on Wednesday, no biggie).
Americans/New Yorker’s please don’t hate me but.. The American Museum of Natural History isn’t as good as London, it was a good day and one I would recommend if you have the time but I wouldn’t prioritise it in future and if you do go .. make sure you get the local train because if you get the express you end up wayyyyy up town. We got the ‘A’ line and ended up at 125th street! we needed 81st!! (you need B or C).
If you’re a sports fan, do the tour of Madison Square Garden, I’m a huge basketball fan and even though I have been to an NBA game here and they didn’t have the basketball court set-up 😦 it was still really cool to look back on the history (Muhammad Ali vs Fraizer) and see the changing rooms, private suites, etc. Plus our tour guide was pretty good too which made it really interesting.
Highlight of the trip by a mile was Bar Sixty Five at the Rainbow Room, we somehow managed to get arguably the best table with a view of the Empire State building and all the way downtown to the World Trade Center, it was stunning, I’m scared of heights but I swear this was the best experience of my life. This picture doesn’t even do it justice..
We didn’t plan on it but we even ended up eating here, we originally planned cocktails only, but we didn’t want to leave, I would go back tonight, and tomorrow and forever if I could! Seriously.
There is more to come.. this trip had too much stuff for just one blog post. So check back another time to read what else we got up to.