Now I'm no New York City expert, but I did recently go on a trip there and had some great experiences and did some really cool things that should be done on every trip to the city!
One//Le Pain Quitodien
Just take an extra second and look at that breakfast. I ate there twice on the trip and it was amazing. The avocado toast is to die for as is, well, everything! The place is so cute and they're scattered all around. The two I went to were on the Upper East Side and right next to the Rockefeller Building. I need them to open one of these near me!
Two//Top of the Rock
I took this picture from the top of the Rockefeller Building. The views are superb! On the other side of the building, you can see an amazing view of Central Park. Just make sure to go on a nice day, because if it's windy, it could get pretty cold up there! (Plus, you could go to Le Pain Quitodien right after!)
Three//Shopping on Madison Ave.
The shops on Madison Avenue are absolutely the best. Lilly Pulitzer, J. Crew Collection- they're all great. I had way too much fun going into all the various stores.
Four//The Flatiron District
Not only is the Flatiron Building really awesome to see, the shopping and dining is quite fabulous, too. It's the perfect little area, and honestly feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are cute little boutiques all around, too!
Eataly. Is. Wonderful. The atmosphere, the food, the food! It's right next to the Flatiron Building and there are a few restaurants inside. I ate at the pizza/pasta restaurant and had the most amazing pasta. I need to go back ASAP. (Bonus tip: there's a Nutella Bakery right next door!)
The Plaza Hotel is gorgeous! Definitely take a step inside and look around or even stay for tea! It's quite a delightful place. There are some fun shops in the surrounding area like the giant underground Apple Store and the humongous toy store called FAO Schwarz. It's a must-see area!
Seven//Washington Square Park
Such. A gorgeous. Area. This is such a fun place and it's right near Greenwich Village! Definitely stop by if you have time.
This one might be obvious, but you absolutely must see a show on Broadway. I've never seen anything quite like it in my life! I saw Aladdin on my last trip, and it was so good. The actors, the lighting, the sets- all amazing.
Laduree macarons are beyond delicious. They're a tiny bit expensive, but extremely worth it. Plus, the shop is super adorable! It's also kind of near another great place to get macarons called Francois Payard.
Times Square is super busy all the time, even at midnight. The giant stores are a must see, as are all the crazy big neon signs! Definitely go at night, too. Also, there are some big red stairs in the middle and you get an awesome view of all of Times Square. (That's how I got the picture above!)
Have you guys ever been to NYC?