I went up to New Jersey for a family weekend, but my trip is never complete without a Manhattan adventure, so that one day of exploring deserves its own post.
Basically, I have a teenage fangirl-level crush on NYC and it gets more ridiculous every time I visit. Think: The JT of NSYNC transforming into the actually-cool JT of today.
There’s something about this city; the millions of people, the abundance of coffee, the pizza. The pizza. It’s something.
My dad and I took the train from Denville to Hoboken, then hopped on the ferry from there to One World Trade.
We visited the 9/11 Memorial first, but 9/11 Memorial Museum was an unexpected stop. If you ever get the chance to visit NYC, please make this part of your trip. I got very emotional at a few exhibits because so much of what was on display wasn’t reported on the news and that’s a shame.
The museum is built around the remaining foundation of one of the towers. One of the structural columns still stands.
“A historical exhibition tells the story of what happened on 9/11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93. This exhibition explores the background leading up to the events and examines their aftermath and continuing implications.”
The rest of the day was a lot of exploring, lunching, walking and walking and more walking <– my three favorite things :)
We hit: The Highline, Chelsea Market, Bryant Park’s Winter Village, Central Park, 5th Ave., Rockefeller, Canal St., and half of the city’s Starbucks establishments.
Those colors! They don’t even exist in Florida.
My outfit of the day was basically a mish-mash of whatever warm clothes I could find in my closet plus my most hoodrat beanie.
Glazed nuts are a must in NY. I got almonds and my dad got peanuts.
It was definitely one of the best days I’ve ever had in the city.
I’ll leave you with this piece of advice: always end the night on twinkly lights. Nothing is more joyful than trees dressed up for the holidays. Fact.