Welcome to the final installment of our ‘Day in New York City’ series! Last year, I finally made it to the Big Apple for a three-day weekend (courtesy of a work trip, extended). I’ve recapped the first couple days of the trip here and here. Now, how we spent our final day in New York City!
A Day in New York City
By this point in our trip, I realized how impossible it would be to see all of NYC over a long weekend (more of a reason to go back!) but that didn’t stop us from exploring as much as we could while there.
On our third day, we met a couple of my friends from the Fulbright program for brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda. Then, we hopped on the subway to make our way to Central Park. We had every intention of swinging by Levain Bakery to pick up their famous cookies on the way, but the line was WAY too long. Next time!
We spent several hours alternating between sitting and wandering through as much of Central Park as we could. Who knew just how incredibly ginormous this place would be?! I could spend an entire day exploring it.
But, we had places to be. Imtiaz had booked us on a surprise sunset bout tour! We made our way to the docks, taking time to walk along the High Line first.
At this point, we’d been walking for hours and were ready to sit back and relax on the boat tour. We went through Circle Line Cruises, and had a great experience.
After the cruise, we spent our final night in Times Square. We opted for dinner at Carmine’s and, ravenous as we were, were unable to finish the smaller portion of lasagna. Definitely go with a bigger group for this one.
As you can imagine, my first trip to NYC was a success and I can’t wait for the next time. New York is a destination that will feel new each time, since I already know my itinerary will look completely different the next time around.
Have you been to NYC? I’d love to hear your recommendations for my next trip to the Big Apple!
Planning your own trip to NYC? Here are some resources to help get you started: