Friday, August 2, 2013

The Big Apple

Last week Dan and I went to New York City to celebrate our anniversary and see our friend Cory. I had never been to NYC before and loved every minute of it! Cory was an excellent host and gave us a full itinerary including all the hot spots and attractions we needed to see prior to coming.

Thursday we spent much of the day at the 9/11 memorial and site of the new world trade center. It was miserably cold for a summer day and we were not dressed for the weather, but it was a nice experience to see the memorial and construction for the new site.  

At the 9/11 Memorial

We stayed at The Standard hotel in the meatpacking district Thursday night. When asked about our favorite part of the trip, we both agreed the hotel. The Standard was amazing! Our room was upgraded to a corner room with windows floor to ceiling and a great view. We loved the biergarten on the first floor for German beers and pretzels and the Boom Boom Room bar for cocktails on the top floor.

The Standard

Room Views

We at dinner at Catch on Thursday, which was a really great seafood dinner. I wish more than anything we took pictures, but I suppose we were enjoying ourselves too much! 
On Friday we walked. And walked and walked and walked. Seriously, I had to change shoes and we calculated that we walked a full day from 9:30-5:30. Whew! But we saw everything!
First we started on The Highline a linear park that started under our hotel. Then we hit Times Square, Mood Fabrics in the Garment District, Central Park, 5th Avenue shops and the MOMA Design and Book Store.
Times Square
Central Park
Stop at Mood Fabrics. Full blog post coming soon!
Met up with my sorority sister and roommate Dana.
Saturday we spent in Brooklyn where Cory lives brunching, shopping the flea market and drinking the afternoon away. It was such a fun day!

Pizza dinner with the crew.

We stopped for a drink at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. Great drinks and great view! One of my favorite views of the city from the trip.

Overall we had a wonderful vacation and anniversary! Definitely a trip to remember. I am looking forward to visiting NYC again. I think I would really enjoy going during Christmas time for our next visit!

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