I went to NYC for the first time! Here is what we did!
Day 1: We explored Lower Manhattan this day since our hotel is located in lower Manhattan. I will let you know now that we did not ride the subway at all!! We took Uber’s to places if we needed too and walked everywhere! We probably walked a total of 20 miles our entire stay! Probably not the best idea to get Uber’s because they’re super expensive, but we were willing to pay! Our hotel was right next to Chinatown, so you know we stopped there! We first stopped at a place called Wah Fung for breakfast. I got roast duck and rice. My boyfriend got roast pork. These are only $6 each.
Our next stop was the World Trade Center, 9/11 memorial, the Statute of Liberty, and the Washington Square arch. This was definitely breathtaking. We didn’t take a ferry or anything to go and see the Statue of Liberty. Seeing it from afar was good enough for me! 😃
Stopped at a little ice cream place called PopBar!
This picture is of New Jersey
After we saw all of these things, we decided to head back to our hotel to rest for a bit and change because it was SO HOT! I was sweating so much. Lol. An hour or two later, we went to get some food from this place called Shu Jiao Fu Zhou cuisine. If you’re on a budget, I Highly recommend this place! We got these peanut butter noodles and 10 pork/ chive dumplings for $6! We decided to go look at some shops. I also needed to get some sneakers because my dumb self didn’t pack any.
I got some new white Reebok’s. After this we headed back to our hotel to check out our rooftop bar! If you’re 21+, I would say stop by the Public hotel to see the view from this place! You get to see the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center building!
Going back to our room, we decided to Postmate some food because we’re fatasses. Looks can definitely be deceiving because this wasn’t AS good as it looks. 😢
DAY 2: Today we explored Midtown!
First thing we ate today was Shake shack! They had this little pop up shop right next to the Flatiron building. We started walking towards the Empire State Building to Times Square to Central Park! After we saw all of this, we went to a ramen place called Irchian Ramen. My boyfriend and I have been wanting to try this place for 2 years now! It’s originally from Japan and they just opened some restaurants not too long ago in NYC! It was definitely the BEST ramen I’ve ever had! We decided to Uber back because it’s a 3 mile walk.
Coming back to our hotel again to rest and shower because again, I sweat SO MUCH. We were ready to go out again. We went straight to eat at a Korean BBQ place called Jongro BBQ. After that we went straight back to our hotel. I was sooooo exhausted!
DAY 3: Since we saw all of the tourist things, we decided to go to the Chelsea Market today! Before we went there, we ate at a place called Tim Ho Wan. It’s a Chinese restaurant. Super good! Chelsea is hands down probably my favorite to explore. It’s not SUPER busy and the architect of the buildings is so beautiful! Chelsea market is filled with cute shops and lots of food and drinks! We stopped and got a lobster roll that was delicious! We also stopped to eat at another ramen place called Ippudo. It wasn’t as good as Ichiran!
We headed back to our hotel to cool down and rest once again. We decided to go back to Times Square, but at night! It’s definitely better at night than during the day! We ended up eating Ichiran again because we loved it so much! Get the matcha dessert they have! It’s soooo good! It has the texture of ice cream. It’s also not super sweet, which I like. If you like beer, I suggest you try their matcha beer. It has that beer taste, obviously, but it doesn’t have an after taste!
Day 4: This is our last day, sadly. We had to check out of our hotel at 12. Our flight wasn’t until 7:45 PM. So, we had no choice, but to pull our luggage along with us all day today! We started off today with a fast food restaurant called Xi’an Famous foods. The fat noodles are sooo chewy! I really enjoyed them! After that, we decided to go to Dumbo, Brooklyn. This was one of my favorite places to go! The view of Manhattan is incredible! I suggest everyone to go at least once! New York is really big on pizza! So, ya girl had to try Juliana’s pizza! They always have a wait/ line. So I ordered take out! I got a classic Margarita pizza. It was totally worth it. Sadly, they only sell by whole pizza’s. Not by slice. So, I had to carry the rest of the pizza with me! We walked around a bit, to kill time. My boyfriends suitcase unfortunately got stuck and I broke it by ripping the handle off.. lol. My bad. We headed to a place called the New World Market. It’s basically a huge Asian mall. With a ton of Asian restaurants, a grocery story, and retail shops! Luckily, they sell suitcases! This place is fairly close to the airport as well. So, we headed to the airport and called it a day!
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