One of my best friends has lived in NYC for the past 7 years and never in my visits have I had the chance to actually visit all the famous landmarks. My trips usually consist of drinking till 5am since the bars stay open that late (or early) and dining out to all the ‘culture’ restaurants. Never, I repeat, NEVER go to a chain restaurant in Times Square, let alone ALL of NYC. I come to New York to get away from what I get at home. The food there is so distinct and unique to NYC that you will not find anywhere else.
I brought my husband with me during this visit since he has never been to New York. We had a crash course of many of the landmarks all on Friday night. We started off at the 9/11 Memorial since it was important for Brandon to visit since he served in the Military for us. It was definitely a heart felt place that I had no words for. The waterfalls they put in place of the two towers was beautiful and peaceful. After the memorial we went by Little Italy for an authentic dinner, then to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and finally the Radio City Music Hall. Since our hotel, The Edison was in the heart of Time Square, we definitely got to see all the crazy lights, TV’s, advertisements, extra. And the worse part was we had to drive in that crazy crowded distraction to get to our hotel- definitely a scary experience!
Our last landmark to visit before hitting up our annual NYC bar crawl was the Statue of Liberty. That last time I saw her was during my 9th grade field trip when all I cared about was boys and being in a city with my friends and no parents. This time I really got to appreciate her and it was a great memory to experience with just Brandon & I.
Every time I visit New York, I never want to leave. There is something about that city that sucks you in because it’s distinct from any other place in the United States. But at the same time, I am a home body and there is no place like home.
The Naked Cowboy in Times Square
The Fire Fighter Station Memorial, right next to the 9/11 Memorial