New York City

Let me start off by saying that we had only one day to spend in New York City, so it is impossible to see it all. My dearest friends who have lived in New York City for years have yet to see it all. So, as much as I would love to tell you that there is a way to see and do all of The Great Apple in one day, it is virtually impossible.

Instead, I’ll share with you what we did with our 24 hours.

We grabbed bagels and coffee at Pick-A-Bagel to go. There are so many bagels to choose from. It’s one we definitely recommend! Then, we headed to Central Park to eat.

We spent a few hours shopping in Times Square and touring the Rockefeller Center before heading to McGee’s for lunch. As How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) fanatics, this bar/restaurant was a must! The writers of the CBS hit were inspired by the pub, and this Irish style bar claims itself as “The Real MacLaren’s Pub.” Although they do serve food, if you’re a fan of the show, the drink list is definitely worth a glance.

At this point, our feet were about to fall off our bodies, so we stopped at Bryant Park. We had the hardest time looking for seats; the place was packed. TIP: When we went the park was experiencing a bit of construction, but either way, this place is Instagram worthy. So beautiful, and my view wasn’t bad either (See below for a handsome piece of man)!


When our feet stopped hating us as much, we headed to the Nintendo World Store.

We closed our night in the theatre district. We stopped at a few shops that sell musical theatre merchandise; our favorite is called The Drama Book Shop. As a theatre lover, this place is a dream. There are so many plays (one-acts, full length, musicals), scores, and resources for thespians of all levels and roles. Then it was time for a show! We saw Anastasia the Musical. If I’m being honest, it wasn’t my favorite, but, with so little time in Manhattan, you’ll take what you can get.

After the show, we grabbed a hot dog and food from a Halal cart (Yes, we love food), before heading back to the upper east side for a good night’s rest. To think I would have missed out on so much because of fear. Until next time, New York City.