One of my best friend’s from college, Sam, moved to New York City last fall to go to graduate school. Of course this made for a perfect opportunity to visit one of my favorite friends in one of my favorite cities! I’ve been to New York City several times, but it’s usually just for a day or two and I never get the time to really enjoy the city. I was excited to spend a whole girls weekend there with someone who was actually familiar with what to do and where to go – it was a blast!
The first thing we did when we got there was visit The High Line. It was one of my favorite parts of the whole weekend because it’s so unique and different. It’s a former railroad track that’s been transformed into an urban park/walking trail through the city. So cool!
We really built up an appetite after The High Line and headed towards Chelsea Market which was full of delicious food. I wanted to buy everything!
The next day we headed out to explore the city! It was a shame that the weather wasn’t better, but it didn’t stop us. First we stopped by the MET. We didn’t go inside, but took a few pictures of it outside because it’s such a gorgeous building.
Me and Sam!
Then we stopped by a cute little cafe called Le Pain Quotidian. Best.Coffee.Ever. The croissants were delish, too!
The New York Public Library was next!
The inside is so stunning.
Am I the only one who thinks of Sex & the City when you see this staircase? Perhaps.
Next it was Grand Central Station! All the times I’d been in NYC and it was my first time seeing it! I was hoping a flash mob would break out, but I wasn’t that lucky. 😉
After that, we’d built up a pretty good appetite so we had Chinese foods at one of my favorite restaurants of the weekend called Szechuan Gourmet; it was some of the best Chinese food I’ve ever had!
My last full day in New York was spent in The Village and in Soho exploring the neighborhoods and doing some window shopping.
Sam had told me about this restaurant that served everything with chocolate; every entree, drink and of course, dessert had cocoa in it. It’s called Max Brenner and obviously, we had to stop by.
I know I was supposed to be giving up sweets for Lent; I’ve been doing really well, but I splurged a bit in NYC! If you had this sitting in front of you, would you turn it down?!
Seriously, it was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Sam and I split it and we sill had leftovers!
I wish I had taken a few more pictures from the weekend, but I was too busy enjoying the city. Thanks again, Sam for doing such a great job hosting that weekend. It truly was such a blast!
What’s your favorite thing to do in New York?