Now you're in New York

So its making me cringe that the last time I blogged was like 8 years ago, but I am going to try to be better at updating. It's currently summertime in the lovely state of New York and if I'm not working (that wretched 40 hours a week) I am sleeping, or traveling. So I have a lot of updating to do and I'am working on being more on time with things, so stay tuned. Currently what I have for you is my first little VLog. How much work goes into one little video is crazy, so much more respect for YouTubers, especially the ones who talk in their videos in public! I'm honestly not a huge fan of videos because I am usually out and about and like something I can scroll through instead, but we'll see where the wind blows me, Let me know what you guys think!

I have been going to New York for 12 years now, roughly once or twice a year and still feel like I never do enough! It was my first Yankees game, first time at the Statue of Liberty and my first time in the row boats in Central Park.

Day 1: Yankees Game!

-Really cool bar called Reunion, right near times square, but completely hidden. We ran into Taylor Kitsch from True detective! (honestly would've had no idea if it wasn't for our friends boyfriend fan-girling)

Day 2: Statue of Liberty Crown Tour- we had to book these tickets back in March or they would've sold out. Highly recommend making some sort of reservation to skip the wait. There have been more people than I have ever seen in NYC this year. The boat stops at Ellis Island as well as the statue, so make time for both! If youre strapped for cash you can take the Staten Island Ferry for free around the Island and get close to the statue!

-September 11th museum: we bought our tickets when we got there, we only had about two hours here, which was just enough, we missed a lot, its a little confusing so grab a map right away. Was crazy interesting and so unreal.

-Midnight trip to Times Square, where as you can see was still packed. Found a frozen yogurt place that was open until two am!!

Day 3: Rise and Shine! We walked over to Park Ave, which was a block over from our hotel, where they closed the whole road down for a giant water slide (which we couldnt find) and so that people could walk/run/ride bikes down. 

-Central Park: We walked about 7 more blocks up to central park to find the row boats ($15 an hour plus 20 deposit)

-We had dinner at one of the most phenomenol restaurants I have ever been to- Villagio on central park south- you are waited on hand and foot, and fed the most mouth watering Italian food at really great prices.

Also while you're in New York you have to get a street hot dog, pizza, and some sort of breakfast or lunch sandwich on a roll. 

Other great places I explored in New York this summer that aren't in my video- Lizzmonade in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge park, has the most stunning views of the bridges and the statue.

-If you'll be in the city over a weekend or a few days, you might want to consider getting an unlimited subway pass for 30 dollars and Google maps for directions on how to take the subways. Always be aware of your surroundings!

*We stayed at the Double Tree Inn on Lexington Ave and 51st, it was pretty central to everything and about a ten minute cab ride to Times Square. Most places were only 20-30 minutes on the subway, and the rooms were beautiful.

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