A recap from my trip to NYC!
Okay so it is pretty much a requirement that the first time you visit New York you do some touristy things.. so needless to say I was all about them tourist activities while I was visiting last weekend. Usually I avoid anything that screams “tourist” like it’s the plague… but hey, when in Rome. Here is a little re-cap on my favourite things I did while visiting NYC:
Empire State Building
Literally had no intention of going up the Empire State before I arrived in New York. Like I said, I usually seriously dislike touristy things. This time being a dweeby tourist was TOTALLY worth it. The view from the top of the Empire State is for sure one of the top 5 most beautiful views I have seen in my life. No photos can ever portray how incredible that view was. $30 well spent for sure.
The food. Ahhh yes. I think I just ate my way around the city. I honestly can barely even remember most of the things I ate because they were so frigging awesome I blacked out. Yes, that’s a thing that happens when I eat. A few key foodie things I loved were the bagels at Bagelsmith, meatballs at The Meatball Shop (<– insert ball joke here) and the Taco Morelos food truck (<– shit was reallll authentic and oh so delish.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was for sure a cool experience. Not going to lie, I am kind of like a small child when it comes to being in museums. I think its fun for a little while and then I am happy to leave pretty quick. So I came, I saw, I went. #culture
Okay so I really didn’t do any non-vintage shopping in New York. Every store I saw on 5th ave we have here in Vancouver, so I wanted to do something a little bit different. Something I can’t get at home. And let me tell you, NYC vintage stores are a wholeeeee different ball game than the vintage shopping in Vancouver. Bigger, better, and just all around winning. I could spend hours and hours looking through the beautiful pieces in the vintage shops of NY.
So obviously from the photos above ya’ll can see that I walked the Brooklyn Bridge. As a tourist/first time visitor, it was basically mandatory haha. Super cool bridge, but way too many people. And the bike lane NEEDS to go. Why the hell is there a bike lane taking up 50% of the area space on one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city? The bikers were angry, I was angry, no me gusta. SO yea, other than the ridiculous bike lane the Brooklyn Bridge was gorg.
Walking around central park was a really unique experience. You are literally in a little nature oasis in the middle of this mammoth city. Pretty neat if you ask me. Definitely did not compare to the beautiful BC nature I am spoilt with all the time here, but it was still really cool. If I ever move to NYC I will definitely be going on jogs through the park, because neature.
Definitely was a liiiiiittle bit of a trouble maker on this trip! 😈 We spent our evening checking out a variety of different nightlife venues, from small little bars in Williamsburg to unreal clubs in Manhattan like Marquee. There is a ridiculous amount of fun places to go in New York, sooo stoked to go back and explore more!
So those were some of the things I got up to while I was visiting the big apple! Totally fell in love with the city, it was so so gorgeous. AND, the people are SO nice. It was unreal. I don’t think I have ever had that many non-crazy strangers talk to me in such a short period of time. Loved every second of it. That just doesn’t happen in Vancouver, we are a bit “colder” here haha.
Anywho, cannot waittttttt to go back to New York! So freakin’ fun. Can you tell I am obsessed?? haha 💁
Do you guys have any great suggestions for things to do on my next trip?? Comment below!!