Earlier this year, (in July) I spent a week in New York City with my family. It was my first time in NYC and I was beyond hyped. The first thing to know about the city is that it is freaking huge. Nothing could have prepared me for the first time I saw the NYC skyline and realized just how massive of a city it is. Also, this means to brace yourself for a lot of walking.
If you are hitting up the Big Apple anytime soon, the best tip I have would be to plan your days in advance. I might be considered an “over-planner” (is that really a thing?), but it is important to make note of what things you want to do each day. NYC is far too large to have a vague list of activities planned with no itinerary. Oh, and try to get out of Midtown and do things that aren’t super touristy. It is fun to check out Times Square (and then get the heck away from it because it is a nightmare), but make sure you also spend some time uptown or in another borough!
Things we did:
And then we explored and ate lunch in Central Park. We picked up dessert at Levain’s Bakery…
Then we caught the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty…
The weather on Thursday wasn’t super cooperative, so I don’t have pictures to show. And then we left Friday morning, so that concluded my first trip to NYC. Overall, I had a lot of fun exploring with the fam! Look out for a future post of food reviews 🙂