As I’m sure many of you guys have guessed by now, a couple of weeks ago I went to New York to celebrate my younger sister getting married! We had a jam packed couple of days in New York and today I will be sharing with you all what we did in this New York Travel Guide.
We stayed in an airbnb in New Jersey, which when traveling with a baby was not a smart idea. Although you can find some very affordable and spacious airbnb’s in New Jersey. I think it is well worth the money to find a place in Manhattan instead. Finding a bus that went from Port Authority Bus Terminal was stressful and if you take a cab, Lyft or Uber, you will need to pay the toll to cross the bridge. So keep that in mind when planning your trip!
Starting the New York Travel Guide with day 1 with a lot of walking! On our way to lunch by By Chloe (an amazing vegan restaurant), we walked through Times Square. Oh, and if you are interested in vegan restaurants in New York, be sure to check out this post from last week! Times Square was jam packed with tons of people and had billboards everywhere!
After our lunch, we walked around the Rockefeller Centre and checked out the huge Lego store in the area. We then walked to MoMa, which was one of the highlights of the trip for me. It has 5 floors and progressively each floor gets better and better. It definitely takes time to enjoy and appreciate the art at MoMa, so make sure to set aside 3-4 hours at least! After MoMa, we walked to Grand Central Station, which was absolutely breathtaking! You will definitely identify this Station from multiple movies. We ended day 1 at Madison Square Garden!
Day 2 of the New York Travel Guide: All the girls wore their I love TK shirts in honour of Takdeer getting married! I loved these shirts and was glad we got a chance to take a picture together with everyone wearing the shirts in Central Park. We took a few pictures here as the weather and park was beautiful that day. Once again, we spent the day walking a lot!
We then walked to The American Museum of Natural History, another highlight of the trip! This museum has an entrance fee of however much you want to pay and was amazing! Again, it takes a few hours at least to appreciate the museum so make sure to set aside enough time. We were a bit short of time so we did rush it, but were still able to go through all the floors. My favourite was the dinosaur skeletons. We ended the night by taking the Staten Island Ferry (which is free) and saw the Statue of Liberty as the sun was setting. A great way to end the night for day 2!
Day 3 we started off in Brooklyn. We took the Subway across the bridge into Brooklyn and then walked across the bridge back into Manhattan. It takes 30-40 minutes to cross the bridge, but the time goes by fast. The bridge is packed full of tourists stopping to take pictures as they cross.
After we made it across the bridge, we made our way into Soho to check out some cool cafe’s and shops. The highlights for me were the Love Wall, Cha Cha Matcha, The Flour Shop (which is so beautiful on the inside), Sezane (again with a beautiful outdoor display), and Pietro Nolita! Sabon was this really cool body care shop we discovered and where almost everyone bought something. We had a nice dinner that night and then went home to relax before our final day of adventures.
On our last day, we woke up to several inches of snow! We decided to call a Lyft and take us to Port Authority Bus Terminal. We found a place nearby where we stored our luggage before we started our final day of adventure. Since we didn’t have any real plans for this day, we were pleasantly surprised by all the cool places we saw.
Penn Station was amazing! It has brilliant architecture and the inside of the building is absolutely stunning. Another highlight was the New York Times building. You can actually enter the building and browse around. We also visited the New York Public Library and it is breathtaking! It also has an amazing gift shop which is worth checking out as well. Finally, we said goodbye to Manhattan and headed to JFK. Along the way we had to stop by at the Gurdwara in Richmond Hill. It brought the trip to a wonderful end. I had an amazing time with all the girls and can’t wait to see them again in a month for my sister’s wedding! #NYCTAKSICAB
Hope you all enjoyed this New York Travel Guide!
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