Visiting New York City

After my husband came home, we decided to go visit New York City.  Even though we live approximately 90 miles away, we rarely go.  Between, traffic, tolls, and parking it’s not the easiest place to get too.

So last week, we decided to take the train from Trenton.  It was an easy process, and we made it to Penn Station and into Manhatten.  We ended up staying on 57th street close to Central Park, Broad Way and Times Square. We had booked the hotel before I decided to stop running, so we had planned to run in Central Park.  One day we will (that isn’t the New York City Marathon!)

While in NYC, we didn’t do a heck of a lot.  Both my husband and I are relaxed and we like to take trips with not a lot of plans.  We figure it out as we go along.  For the most part, we walked around New York just looking at sights.  We did go see some of the big things like the Empire State Building and Times Square.  I’ve been before, but it’s always fun to see again! empire state building

We got close to the Empire State Building but opted not to go in.  empire state building

Times Square

One thing we both wanted to do is get a New York Bagel.  As someone who went to college in New York (way upstate at SUNY Potsdam), we got used to good NY bagels.  NJ just doesn’t compare.

My favorite is a Nova Lox.   It was a good bagel (not that I’m an expert) and I have no complaints. 

The one thing we did do was go see a Broadway.  We booked tickets to “Waitress” starring Sara Bareilles.  I like Sara Bareilles as a songwriter, and the Broadway was about a diner waitress…how could we go wrong?  It was excellent, and I highly recommend it if you’re ever up that way.

Before leaving, we also checked out Ellen’s Stardust Diner near Broadway.  The Diner is unique in that the servers are always performing.  You get a meal and a show.  You’ll see your server perform for the entire restaurant.

ellens stardust diner me

We had a great weekend away.  It’s funny, as I mentioned, New York is not a far commute for us, but we never go!  We will definitely go back sooner rather than later.

Questions for you:

Have you ever been to New York City?

Where was the last weekend trip you took? 


  1. I love the picture of you two! You look stunning and really, really happy (just as you should, being together with your husband again).

  2. I been to New York way back in 2006. My mom decided to take me to New York. So the trip was just me and mom. My mom took me to see Wicked on Broadway. While I don’t have vivid memories of Wicked on Broadway, the impact clearly shows through how much I love the musical and the importance Elphaba has had on my life

  3. Last Christmas break we went to Ground Zero and the 9/11 Museum, what a great visit.
    You guys look like you’re having fun.

  4. Sounds like an awesome day! I live minutes from the New Brunswick train stop, and rarely ever go into the city. I guess I’m just a suburb girl at heart 😉

  5. I’ve actually never been to NYC! It looks like you and Tim had a wonderful time and I’m glad you got to share the trip together, see a show, and go to the diner. I know you’re glad to spend that time with him now that he’s back from the deployment. Our last weekend trip was to Savannah but we want to go to NY (Niagara Falls) later this year.

  6. How fun!! We are only 30 minutes away and also rarely get in (although my husband is in several times a week for work). But my parents are taking the girls this weekend so we’re going to go to the city for dinner. Like you, we don’t need a lot of plans. I love walking the city. So much to see!

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