Traveling to New York City and looking for a way to see it all and have a great time too? Check out how we visited New York City in a Day.
New York City in a Day!
We visited New York City for a blogging conference and only had one day to check out NYC. We started our trip out with a very long flight and some Ativan (hello flight anxiety). We arrived around midnight in NYC and hailed our first cab to our hotel. We crashed out pretty quickly and then were up bright and early to head into Manhattan. We decided to take a guided Grayline Bus Tour around the city to see as many of the sights as we could fit in! We jumped in our little bus and experienced all the traffic NYC has to offer…oh and some stunning architecture.
|on the bus!|
|The Met Museum|
|The Empire State building. So tall that you cannot get a good picture of the top when you are underneath it|
|Fifth Ave. and The Flatiron building.|
|The Grotta Azzurra Ristorante was delicious!|
|Parking was 32.00/day and they parked people on these lifts!|
|I loved that subway entrances.|
|This is silly, but I honestly thought that the fire escapes were not real…|
|There were these little external basement entrances where stores and restaurants stored their stock.|
|Clearly there is a winner in NYC in the over/under debate.|
|On Wall Street|
|One of two memorial pools. Every person who died in the 9/11 attacks has their name on the memorial|
|When it is the birthday of a victim, the put a white rose on their name.|
When we finished at the memorial we jumped on a fairy and headed out into the bay. We were able to see the Statue of Liberty and all the bridges.
We got off the fairy and drove to Rockefeller Center. This was the last stop of our guided tour. We were able to take the elevator to the “Top of the Rock” and see the skyline. The only issue was the weather and visibility was not great and it started pouring rain.
|Turns out Rockefeller Center has shopping and all sorts of things. We found the entrance to the Jimmy Fallon Show!|
|Also Payphone still exist in NYC|
|Token picture with the NBC Marquee.|
|The little neighborhoods and the brownstones were beautiful|