A Winter Trip to NYC

I’m finally getting around to posting this trip even though it occurred over 3 months ago. It’s been a hectic time for me, but I’m glad to be back in the swing of things. 

In early December, I went on a day trip to NYC with my sister and brother-in-law. It was my first time ever travelling to the city, so you could say I was pretty excited. We ended up only having about 8 hours to roam the city, which led us to stay pretty close to 5th Avenue.

For a December day the weather was really nice. There was no snow, but the wind was a bit chilly. We ended up starting the day by trekking down to Rockefeller Center in order to see the big Christmas tree and the ice skaters. Afterwards, we headed back to Bryant Park.

Bryant Park was probably my favorite spot we explored. All the little shops were so intriguing and they completely sucked me in. I could have spent the entire day there. Bryant Park also had a lot of interesting food vendors that I would have really like to try, but the lines were crazy long. It was also really nice that Bryant Park is centrally located around a lot of the tourist attractions. It made it a nice midday stopping point to relax and take a break from the city’s bustling atmosphere.

We ended up stopping at Planet Hollywood to eat a late lunch. We had to wait for a table, but we were all pretty tired from walking that the rest was welcome. After eating, we started heading back towards the Lord and Taylor store on 5th avenue, which was where the bus was picking us up. We stopped along the way to get some cute photos in front of the decorations. I also made everyone walk through the New York Public Library with me, because I’m a book nerd.

I was pleasantly surprised by how photogenic NYC is. Coming from a very rural, forest area, I wasn’t expecting to find anything truly beautiful in the city. Although, the building aren’t as majestic as mountains, they have their own special presence.

While traveling back to PA on our charter bus, something truly chaotic happened. In the city, as our bus was trying to make a turn, it hit a scaffold and shattered one of the thick plexi-glass windows. It was so bad that we had to wait for a new bus to come and get us. NYC was full of new experiences.

Have you ever been to New York City? What was your favorite part?





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