This week I'm hitting up the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the...yes I'm going to keep using as many cliches as I can think of. Sorry. I flew in for a long weekend with three of my favorite girls. We met during study abroad last summer and have decided to keep the travel going. I visited them in Atlanta earlier in the year and this time we decided to do it big and go to NYC. Travel weary and a bit delirious, we got in Thursday afternoon and headed straight out on the town. First stop: Times Square.
Introductions are in order. Meet Ceci, Katie and Shayda. Ceci, ever the little traveler, just wrapped up a cross country roadtrip from California to New York. I'm jealous.
Dinner was at John's Pizza. It's housed in an old church which provided quite a beautiful little setting for dinner.
By far my favorite sangria I've ever had. Not too sweet and not too dry.
We had the bruschetta pizza on whole wheat dough. So so yummy.
The famous Macy's at Herald Square (sadly minus all the Rockettes dancing like on Thanksgiving day). You could easily spend half of a day roaming all the floors. I spent a little too much time in the shoe section.
Our fearless leader hailing our cab.
Up and at 'em for day two. On the agenda is roaming through Chinatown and Soho.
Loving their bubble teas in Chinatown.
Lunch was at Burger + Barrell in Soho. I happen to completely agree with their sign.
I had the truffle burger served with truffle fries. It sounded like a great plan, and it was really good, but half way through I was experiencing truffle overload. I still managed to eat most of it though.
After lunch we took the subway to Grand Central to have a look around....
Ceci and I playing at the whispering wall. If you stand and talk into one corner the person can hear you at the opposite end.
I think the Chrysler building is my favorite of the skyline.
We then headed over to Bryant Park, possibly one of my favorite spots in the city. In just a couple weeks they'll be setting up for fashion week here.
Shayda and I had a mini photo shoot while we were there. When I say mini I mean like thirty pics of each other.
This was a HUGE moment. Grom is a gelato chain we discovered while we were all in Italy together and visited it almost daily. NYC is the only location in the U.S., so I have been dreaming about visiting for months.
I had pistachio, salted carmel, and crema di grom (vanilla with graham cracker and chocolate pieces). If you ever find yourself near a Grom, GO! It is without a doubt the best.
Content after our gelato fix, we wrapped up day two and headed back to the hotel. There's tons more left for us to do in the city so check back tomorrow for more adventuring!