In October, Keith and I stole the opportunity to getaway in NYC alone for a date weekend. Our trip did. not. disappoint! We went in July as a family, details on that trip are here.
Once again, I was surprised HOW much I love NYC! I don’t consider myself “fancy” at all and actually love a slow vacation (think warm blanket, mug of coffee and a book in hand). However, I do in fact LOVE New York City. It is sensory overload in the best way. The smells, the sounds, the food, the lights and the people watching- hard to top!
Since we had recently vacationed here and done all the touristy things. This time we could focus on just being together, eating good food, shopping and seeing new things. Really low pressure 🙂
Here was our weekend Itinerary.
Day 1: We had a departing flight from Atlanta at 3p but our flight was delayed by 2 hours due to weather. Then, upon landing, we jumped in the wrong Uber, had to turn around and return to airport for correct Uber. There is also major construction at LaGuardia airport. Pretty great instructions on how to navigate are here. After we arrived at our hotel. It was pretty late but we found our way to Jack’sWife Freda for dinner- We had the most delicious Crab cakes, fried zucchini cauliflower and arugula salad. The atmosphere was perfect too.
Day 2: We slept in and headed to Black seed bagel. I ordered the BEC on everything w Café au lait. Then we walked (almost 8 miles that day to be exact) through Chinatown and Little Italy, more shopping and had an early Dinner at Supper – the best tiramisu on Earth- I would know 🙂 Followed by Beautiful the Carole King Musical -incredible, seriously Best day/date ever! Beautiful far exceeded my expectations and is now hands down my favorite Broadway Show.
Day 3: We began the day by eating again!! We were in line bright and early before Clinton St. Baking company opened to get a seat. They serve the most delish pancakes and Keith got a large mug of apple cider. Later we watched the Auburn football game at St. Pat’s Bar and Grill. The food was typical pub type food, nothing impressive. However, it was neat to hang out with NYC Auburn fans. And, while there we even met a couple actually from Auburn and another couple we were friends with in college. Crazy to be in NYC and see people you know. After the game, we walked to Hudson Yards, The High Line and The Chelsea Market (which was so insanely crowded it couldn’t be enjoyed).
Day 4: We started our day at Blue bottle coffee company iced latte and an egg muffin that I’m still daydreaming about. Then we returned to our room to pack up and fly home.
Random extra thoughts:
- Many of the NYC hotels do not offer in room complimentary coffee. So, I had to get completely dressed to go down to the lobby for coffee. Random but important.
- Do NOT stress about what to wear. You cannot be unfashionable in NYC. You see it all. I stressed too much about what to pack/wear and upon arrival I quickly realized it was all wasted time.
- I forgot to bring my Phone battery pack and wished I had it.
- K downloaded a NYC subway app which proved to be super helpful and we bought the $29 metro card.
- Many restaurants are cash only.
- New Yorkers are really nice. I had heard the contrary but both times I met the most interesting, kind people (that I decided I wished I could be friends with:). One cultural difference to note is they do not make eye contact and smile like most southerners do.
- I wanted to go to church on Sunday really bad. However, we didn’t because I thought we didn’t have time. Next time, I’ll plan my trip to ensure I can visit Hillsong and maybe Brooklyn Tabernacle. I think that would be awesome to experience a worship service there.