A couple years ago, Roman & I visited NYC with some friends. It was his first time in the Big Apple, and only his second time across the border! I’ve been to New York several times, but I love to travel, especially with Roman. The best thing about travelling to a metropolitan area is that there are always new exhibits, new restaurants, new neighbourhoods to explore.
Part of this trip was spent ring shopping (which will be in an upcoming post), but the rest of the time was jam packed with museums, restaurants, and lots of walking!
Roman and I landed early in the morning, checked into our hotel and then went shopping! We visited Prince Street so I could go into the brick and mortar Cuyana. Cuyana opened their New York location in 2016 and I was finally able get myself a cross-body purse. Let me tell you how the construction of this bag is fabulous — I’ve used it basically every day for the last two years, and it still looks as beautiful as when I purchased it!
We got some bubble tea, explored some jewelry stores and then ended that first night with a visit to Times Square, for a real tourist experience!
On day two Roman and I visited the Chelsea Market and then we walked almost the entirety of the High Line. Later we had frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3 before checking out MOMA.
We checked out the Rockefeller Center, played some games at a retro arcade and finished the night with some delicious Ivan Ramen.
Day three started with some breakfast bagels and then a trek to One World Trade Center. Later on, we hit up Williamsburg. Smorgasburg is a food festival. When we visited in Fall of 2018, Smorgasburg was in LA on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Obviously, during a global pandemic a food festival is not the place to be — and I believe Smorgasburg is treating the pandemic in a responsible manner.
That evening we found a rooftop bar to take in the views.
A big chunk of our last day was spent at the Met. As usual, even after hours upon hours in the museum, I feel like I missed so much. I was ecstatic to see the Heavenly Bodies exhibit, which I wasn’t expecting at all! And of course the Rodin pieces that led to me to my love affair, as well as a small exhibit on Medusa.
We followed up our hours of walking with Shake Shack and bubble tea. Then we went back to the hotel to try and get some sleep as we had an extremely early flight back to Toronto.