Today is the big day! As this is posted, I’m jet-setting on my way to NYC for the weekend. The plan is simple: I arrive around 9am EST, work from our Manhattan office and then check into my hotel and enjoy the weekend in a brand new city!
But let’s back up a bit. My plans changed around since I spontaneously bought the plane tickets. While I was looking forward to riding solo in the city that never sleeps, I decided that it would be a shame to waste all my hard-earned hotel points on a nice hotel…for myself. How silly. With my whole life in front of me and many more years of adolescent travel, I decided to invite along my family to share the experience and the free hotel stay smack-dab in the middle of the Upper East Side. Once in a lifetime, ya know?
Ultimately, only my mom went for the bait so it looks like we’re going to have a wonderful mother-daughter weekend getaway in the big city. The weather is promising and my spirits are high.
My mom is really excited and has been sending me emails of places to visit in our short time there. Shannon has also been incredibly helpful in suggesting food (one of the things I’m most excited for) and tourist destinations.
Places to visit:
– World Trade Center Memorial
– Central Park
– Times Square
– Empire State Building
– Statue of Liberty
– Brooklyn Bridge
Places to eat:
– 16 Handles
– Carnegie Deli
– 2nd Ave. Deli
– Ellen’s Stardust Diner
– Mission Chinese
– Momofuku Noodle Bar
Given that we basically only have 1.5 days to explore, it’s pretty obvious that we won’t get to visit all the places on my list, let alone eat at all the restaurants. That’s ok! Only more reason to go back and visit again, right? I won’t be blogging this weekend except for one recipe scheduled to post tomorrow (it’s a good one!), but you can expect a full recap of our adventure next week!
Where did you go on your last adventure?
Any last-minute NYC suggestions for me?