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!
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.
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.
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?