After visiting our cousins in Cape Cod, we headed to New York for a quick two-day stop before visiting my grandpa in New Jersey. Oh how I wish I had more photos from our first day in New York! Unfortunately, it was raining so my sister and I only had a few quick seconds in-between rain storms to snap some photos. So, apologies for the lack of pictures from day one.
As crazy as Times Square can be, I always make myself go when my family visits New York. There's something about the lights and everything going on that takes the crazy away and turns it into the feeling you get when you're in a really exciting place - which is exactly what New York is. Don't get me wrong, I love the quieter parts of New York (Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, etc.), but there's a certain quality that Times Square holds that makes you want to go back. Whether it's the big stores, or the glowing lights, it's definitely a must to get a taste of the city.
After wandering Times Square and hopping in and out of stores to avoid the rain, we went back to our hotel to rest. Our hotel was the neatest place - it was called the Novotel and had a huge European vibe to it. The best part was the balcony in the picture below that overlooked Times Square! I would definitely stay there again, if not for the location, but for the service too.
We grabbed a quick snack and then headed off to see Aladdin on Broadway! I had seen it last summer with my mom, but my sister had never seen it and it was so good that I had no problem seeing it again. The acting was phenomenal and the sets are always fun to look at. To be honest, I wouldn't mind seeing it a third time!
Check back soon for details on day two!