Hi friends! I'm back from our trip to New York and I'm excited to show you some of my favorite snapshots from the adventure. Once again, all of these photos were taken on an iPhone so the quality isn't amazeballs on some of them but that's okay with me because I didn't have to lug a fancy camera around!
New York was a whirlwind to say the least. Each day was jam-packed and walk-heavy. I injured my foot after the second day of walking but I made it thru with some athletic tape and a slower pace on the rest of the days. So worth it! Shout out to my husband for wrapping my foot so good so that I wasn't in as much pain.
My nutshell of our New York experience is that I loved all of the history, views, architecture, pizza, skyline and the Greenpoint neighborhood. So happy to get to experience it. My next goal is to see New York at Christmas time-- ahh how magical that has to be! I basically want to relive Home Alone 2, anyone else?
Click below to see more of what we did!
Things we did:
- DUMBO/ under the Brooklyn bridge- beautiful views of the bridge, manhattan skyline and the west elm there had a really cute local section where we bought some of our favorite Brooklyn souvenirs.
- Pier 6 in Brooklyn- again great views, really peaceful to hear the river swells against the pier
- Greenpoint- this is the neighborhood we stayed in and we loved the vibe so much- it was slower paced than the city and had so many great restaurants and shops
- Walked the entire Brooklyn Bridge- super cool experience, glad we walked it!
Where we ate:
- Anella- went for brunch, some of the best food we had all trip.
- Rabbithole- super cute place, felt like a place you'd find in Paris, the veggie burger was so bomb, oh! and get their lavender bread starter- sooo good!
- Juliana's Pizza- so, SO good! Highly recommend.
- Paulie Gee's Pizza- really good and such a cool place, felt like we were underground with the low lighting. Also, we saw a Game of Thrones actor here- so cool!
- Naked Dog- italian food, cutest decor & the food was super good but not mind blowing
- Eastern District- the cutest little cheese shop and corner store and bonus the owners are super sweet & from Texas!
- Lobster Joint- speaks for itself, cute back yard, mac n cheese was good and dave loved his lobster roll
- Dandelion Wine- down the street from our hotel, picked up 2 wines for the room, cute little spot
- Bakeri- adorable spot for coffee and baked goods! we went twice during our visit
- Sweetleaf- lovely coffee spot
Things we did:
- Freedom Tower/ 911 Memorial
- Ace Hotel- do the photo booth & grab a coffee
- Fishs Eddy- cute place to shop for quichy home stuff
- NY Public Library
- Times Square
- Grand Central Station
- Rockefeller Center
- Radio City Music Hall
- Pietro Lolita- we didn't eat here just posed outside for photos
- The Met- after you tour the museum go to the rooftop bar for amazing free views of the skyline
- Tom's Restaurant- we didn't eat here, but as huge Seinfeld fans we just had to see the outside in person!
- Central Park- specifically we had a picnic at the Conservatory Gardens- must see!
- Chelsea Market- we got a couple souvenirs from here, the Artists and Fleas section was the cutest- could've bought everything!
- The Highline- really cool park/trail with great views
- Comedy Cellar- one of the coolest moments was getting to see a Saturday night show here, we were front row too! We got to see Hasan Minhaj and Dave Atell among others, so so fun!
Where we ate:
- Doughnut Plant- such good donuts- worth the hype
- Los Tacos No. 1- inside the chelsea market, the line was crazy long but SO worth the wait!
- Spotted Pig- no celebrity sightings but it was a cute place, those shoe string fries tho!
- McSorley's Old Ale House- for a drink, the oldest Irish tavern in New York, so much history on the walls at this place!
- The Penrose- we had a drink and fries to share- very cute place
- Carlyle Hotel for drinks at the Bemelman's Bar- very expensive but super cool experience- the walls were covered in Madeline illustration wallpaper, felt like we time traveled to the 20's- the waiters even wore white gloves!
- Absolute Bagels- omg best. bagel. ever!
- Intelligentsia Coffee- cute place inside the Highline Hotel in Chelsea, take your drink outside onto their terrace- so pretty
- Joe's Pizza- classic NY slices, greasy and delicious AF
- Little Branch- a cash only, underground speakeasy with the best cocktails ever- run don't walk here!
Thank you for reading! If you have any questions on this trip let me know!