New York City

We took the quickest trip ever to NYC (see previous post as to why we were there!) But, we managed to fit in a ton of great sights! Below is a rough breakdown of what we did for three days in NYC!

Day 1: We were off the plane and at Hotel Henri by 1pm! This hotel was so cute (with a great rooftop bar) and in a great location. Right next to the hotel was Tappo Thin Crust Pizza– our first stop! I would highly recommend.

Next, we walked to the Empire State Building and went up to the top for the amazing city views! It took us about two hours from start to finish to see the top.

After this, we walked to Times Square! We took in all the views along the way, and the less than a mile walk felt great after a morning spent on a plane! We grabbed a coffee and took in all that Times Square has to offer!

After Times Square, we took a slight detour and walked towards Radio City. Right near here is the iconic LOVE sculpture! After this, we stopped at Joe and the Juice for a quick snack. We spent some time window shopping, and then it was time for dinner!

We wanted to do dinner in Times Square, so that we could see the area at night as well! We tried Dos Caminios, and it was great! By the time dinner was done and we got some photos of TS at night, we were so exhausted from a day of travel, and headed back to the hotel!

Day 2: The morning of this day was spent dress shopping, see this post if you want all the details on how our morning was!

For lunch, we grabbed an uber to the start of Madison Ave near Central Park. We found this amazing soup & salad spot! From here, we walked and did some shopping! I was pretty much in heaven with all my favorite designers on one street. I would highly recommend the Kate Spade store on Madison Ave (it’s 4 floors!), Tory Burch, and Laduree!

Speaking of, we needed a pick-me-up around this time so we grabbed lattes and macaroons. Laduree is so worth the hype, and is a must when in NYC!

Next, we took some time to stroll around Central Park! It was so beautiful with all the spring flowers blooming. I would recommend starting Central Park from the corner of __ and __ and then heading north towards the Met! We didn’t go into the Met, but it was so cool to see from the outside (xoxo, gossip girl).

We then headed back to our hotel to get ready for dinner! We went to our hotel’s rooftop bar, Sir Henri Penthouse, which I would recommend checking out even if you don’t stay at this hotel! They have some great views (and such an insta-worthy space), and happy hour deals!

We had a reservation for The Smith for dinner, but some other places on our list were Gato for Italian food, or Galli for medditerian food. These were both not in walking distance, so we opted for a walk to The Smith!

Day 3: We started today with breakfast at Le Pain, can’t go wrong with gluten-free avocado toast! From there, we took an uber to the 9/11 Memorial.

After seeing the memorial it started pouring rain, so we checked out the Oculus! This mall is so cool on the inside, and worth checking out while you’re in the area!

We spent the rest of this afternoon wandering through Washington Square Park at the farmers market, drinking coffee in the park, and of course shopping on 5th Ave!

For our last meal, we decided to head to Eataly to get out of the rain! Even though we have one of these in Chicago, it didn’t dissapoint! It’s a great way to kill a couple of hours in the city if the weather is less than ideal. We ended our weekend with the best pasta we have ever had- and a couple glasses of wine of course!

Overall, for a quick weekend a Thursday-Saturday trip to NYC was perfect. I would love to go back, but would keep the trip around that length again, and head to some new areas! Any must-see’s in NYC that I missed on this trip? Comment below or on Instagram & let me know!

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