Hi! Daniella here from seat 14E… (blogging on a plane makes me feel cool)
Wow, what a trip. As many of you know, New York is known as the city that never sleeps, and let me tell you – I’m due for some. Its fast paced lifestyle and numerous tourist traps kept us literally on our toes from the time we landed. Being that this was Andrew’s first time in the big apple, it’s only fitting that he took as many pics as possible. He left out all of the cute and mushy stuff – strictly scenic pics to follow. Not to worry, I’ll be in charge of sharing some of my fave highlights. Of few of them being seeing Rock of Ages on BROADWAY ( big thanks to mister Frankie Grande-he killed it) seeing The Christmas Spectacular Show at RADIO CITY (beyond beautiful, and the Rockettes…… speechless. big thanks to my fiends at Viacom). We also met up ith some friends of ours that happened to be in town too! Oh, and I can’t forget dining at Candle 79! Here are some pics that I took along the way…
Anyways, I’ll let him take it from here!
Hi everyone! Andrew here. As Daniella mentioned, it was my first time in NYC. I’ve been super excited to visit since booking the tickets 3 or 4 months ago (FYI – booking early is a great way to save some dinero when traveling and gives you something to look forward to). Even though I’ve done a fair amount of traveling for work and pleasure this year, there was something about being in New York during the holidays….
So let me just jump right into it. NYC WAS AMAZING. From the skyline you see driving into the city to the late night pizza on almost every corner, it’s paradise for a couple of young lads like ourselves. There’s so much to do and see that it was literally impossible to do all we wanted during our stay. With that said, we did do a lot. We were making moves and using all 5 D’s (for anyone who’s seen Dodgeball you know what I’m saying) getting around the city. Here’s a look at some pics I caught on my iphone:
We’re big fans of Christmas so to get off the plane and walk through this glorious block of trees made us feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy.
We conquered quite a bit of sightseeing day 2. One of the major highlights being The Statue Of Liberty.
The views of the city from the Statue National Park were solid.
The memorial was nothing short of breathtaking. The depth of the pools gave us chills, and the amount of people there all paying their respects made it that much more special.
Finished the night with a Knicks vs the Raptors game at none other than Madison Square Garden.
The Financial District was a big one to see. The Stock Exchange building was everything I’d imagine it to be.
I mean its Rockefeller Center.
Central Park was one of our favorite spots. It was pretty cool to be steps away from all the hustle and bustle but feel like there’s actually some form of nature around you. We loved all of the culture and history, but Daniella could’ve done without the Horse and carriage rides romping throug park. She’s not a fan of the way their treated, and probably would’ve freed them if she go the chance.
Found this structure near one of the lakes in the park and thought the ceiling was worth a pic.
Trump Tower, Trump Clock.
The Waldorf was the second of the 2 hotels we stayed in. Definitely had that old money vibe. We were convinced there were ghosts in our room, but other than that it did the trick — Doesn’t hold a candle to our first spot though. The Conrad downtown was definitely more our style.
Then there was this. Bang Bang NYC.
Daniella wasn’t the only one who got inked, I got a little something myself. When in Rome, right?
We didn’t get a chance to put our stamp on the Empire State Building, but we decided we’ll be back fairly soon to check a few other things off our NY bucket list.
All in all, solid journey.
Now it’s time to plan our next adventure.
Would love to hear about your favorite things to do in NY. Where do you think we should go next?
All the best,