Blog reading prep: Empire State of Mind
In the same break that I traveled to Charlotte, I went to NYC for our 2nd Aussie reunion.
Yep. Life was good.
I’d been to NYC two other times. The first time as a kid on Petersen Family Vacation. Best memory? Climbing to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I don’t think you can do this anymore). The second time I was 18 with one of my best friends Jillian to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Best memory? Well … the parade!
My most recent trip was a little different for a few reasons: (1) I was with residents of NYC, not fellow tourists (2) there were no parent chaperones and (3) we were over the age of 21 so I got to experience NYC’s nightlife a little differently.
Beej and Devin hosted Maureen, Jamie, Ariana and I – you may remember them from this post – for an awesome reunion weekend.
NYC is the most populated city in the US. It’s made up of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
Weather/When to Go:
I would argue that NYC has similar weather to Chi, maybe a bit less windy. Highs in the 80s generally in the summer, and lows in the 30s in the winter. Beautiful year round although I’d recommend going in the summer – my fave season!!
What to Do:
Where to Stay:
All three trips I’ve stayed near or in Times Square. There’s so much going on there and I absolutely love it. Check out Fodor’s recommendations here.