Visiting New York City

Visiting New York City was a trip to the concrete jungle of my dreams.

Almost all my life, I’ve had ideals and expectations about what I thought visiting New York City would be like. Four full days into our trip, I can say with absolute certainty that this city has met and exceeded any ideas I held. Rebecca and I have been living an adventure that is nothing short of amazing.

Before we arrived, Rebecca and I agreed that we wouldn’t plan an itinerary, but instead wake up each day and see where New York City takes us.

Visiting New York City

In the short time we’ve been here, we have:

  • downed $2 cans of PBR in a Tribeca dive bar;
  • strolled the sunshine-splashed pathways of Central Park;
  • soaked up the atmosphere at Union Square;
  • stood face-to-face with the Empire State Building from the top of Rockefeller Center;
  • given our credit cards a solid workout with some of the city’s best shopping;
  • cooled down with frosted hot chocolate from Serendipity 3;
  • strolled through the West Village like a couple of locals;
  • mesmerized ourselves with the dazzling lights of Times Square;
  • and noshed on fried green tomatoes in Hell’s Kitchen.

Needless to say, the pedicures we treated ourselves to were much deserved. Whoever said that New York City is a walking town wasn’t kidding.


With three full days left, there’s much we still want to see. Battery Park, the Staten Island ferry, Chinatown and the Brooklyn Bridge are on tomorrow’s agenda, and we’ve already snagged tickets to see Sex and the City 2 while we’re in the city. I’m sure that by the time we arrive home, it will have all seemed like a dream, but we’re certainly living that dream while we’re here.

Feel free to explore my complete Flickr set here and Rebecca’s Flickr set here.

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7 Comments on “Visiting New York City

  1. …not to mention dancing on the bar at Hogs and Heifers! Did you leave your bra hanging in the rafters?

  2. I lived the New York dream this time last year. That city is absolutely amazing! I could live there and still not fully be able to take it all in.
    I recommend having a glass of wine at the bar at the Waverly Inn at 16 Bank Street in the West Village. It’s so cozy and happening and full of awesome. And also had some really great nights at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
    Enjoy the rest of your stay! :)

  3. I’m surprised that you have time to blog! bBeen following along via photos of both yours and Rebecca’s! Looks like a crazy fun trip. I want to see NYC but I think I would take 2 weeks to see everything I want to see.

  4. NYC has been my favourite city since I was a little girl. I always felt some strange draw to it. I’m so glad you and Rebecca are having such a great time and that it’s living up to your expectations – really, how could it not? 😀

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