Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE NEW YORK! I always have since our first family visit years ago and my love has grown with every visit thereafter.
Over the years I have been in the city during the coldest of winters and hottest of summers and have truly experienced some of the city’s coolest places that the city has to offer.
Where To Stay
My brother and I stayed at this boutique hotel in the Lower East Side and were in absolute AWE at the view from our 11th-floor corner suite! suite!
Imagine waking up to this breathtaking skyline view of the city and then seeing it lit up like a dream at night!
It was hands down my favorite part of the trip. Not to mention we also got the same views from our shower that was even more aesthetically pleasing for its sleek Italian design and amenities.
Not only was the room to die for, but turn down service and the modern design of the entire hotel was quite the treat!
To find out more about the Hotel on Rivington visit their site here
One of the main reasons I chose the Hotel on Rivington was not only for the awesome views but the spectacular location! The Lower East Side is hands down one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city! Its a place frequented by both locals and tourists and is home to one of my favorite diners in the city, Remedy Diner.
Where to Eat
Located near Hotel on Rivington on the Lower East Side, this family-owned diner offers the traditional New York style food that I love – and some of the best breakfast I have ever had!
Another diner with breakfast that made my heart and stomach oh so happy. Known for being the largest diner in NYC, this diner is located near Penn Station and not only offers great eats but is also filled with the coolest Rock Roll memorabilia.
What to Do
Shopping in Soho and Canal
Anyone who has ever been to NYC will tell you that street shopping on Canal and in Soho is a must. Not only can you get the best deals on clothes, shoes, purses, sunglasses, and souvenirs but you can take in the city life while doing it.
Fifth Avenue and Central Park
Another must for first-timers to the city and somewhere I find myself always visiting even though I have been a thousand times.
The Ride through Times Square
When it comes to bus tours and typical touristy activities, I normally would not suggest any, however, on the trip with my brother we decided to try a bus tour that was unlike anything we have ever experienced called The Ride.
And let me tell you, I have never laughed so hard. The bus tour features stadium-style seats (so you are looking directly out into the streets of Times Square) as the hosts make jokes, sing, dance and entertain you to the fullest while also interacting with live street performers. If you ever get the chance to experience the ride, DO IT!
While I could go on for days about what I love about NYC, these are just a few of my favorites! Xoxo