There’s really so much to explore in New York that I honestly believe there’s no way you can possibly see and do everything even if you’ve lived there all your life. That’s the great thing about it though, there’s always something to do. We tried to have somewhat of a plan of what we wanted to do when we went so we made sure to make the most of our time. I would suggest to definitely have a few places in mind that you want to go to but always leave room for spur of the moment change of plans that will inevitably happen!
A little musical snack to get you into that New York state of mind. Enjoy!
One of the spots we were told we couldn’t miss was The Frying Pan. Look at this view and especially on a day like we had! Beautiful sunny skies and a breeze coming off the Hudson River, perfect.
View from the rooftop of The Standard, we don’t have many rooftop spots in Tampa so this view for us was absolutely amazing.
Must go to brunch spot, Jacob’s Pickles. If you love pickles like I do, they have all different types you can try and I highly suggest you do. For all you non-pickle lovers out there, they have plenty of other things to choose from. For my entree I tried their special, Banana Chocolate Chip French Toast. I’ll say that one more time, BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP FRENCH TOAST. These guys have mastered the art of brunch!
Head on over to The Met to take a stroll through the endless rooms of art and when you’re done head up to their rooftop garden. It overlooks Central Park and even though it might be a bit of a tourist trap as far as food and drink prices go, the view that you get is breathtaking. [Tip: The Met charges you a “fee” of $25 before you can enter the exhibits. However this is a suggested price, you can give as little or as much as you want!]
For a sweet treat, we made a stop by Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho. Ever heard of a little thing called the Cronut? Well these guys invented it! By the time we got there in the afternoon they were all sold out, instead I went with a Frozen S’more. Oh. My. Gosh. This is worth every minute you wait in line. These guys can do no wrong!
On our last night in the city, we decided to go on an evening sunset cruise with the North River Lobster Company. The best part about it, it’s FREE. There are all different times you can choose to go and the cruise is only 45 minutes. We decided to do the sunset cruise and we weren’t disappointed! It was a perfect ending to a trip we had planned and talked about for months.
Is it time to go back yet? I can’t get enough of this city! I would love to hear from you if you’ve been to any of these spots, what your thoughts were and what your can’t miss places are in New York.