New York City Guide: Holiday Edition

New York City Guide

Throwback Thursday post? Not sure if that’s a thing. Oh we’ll, let’s make it one. For those posts we planned to go live on Wednesday but ended up staying out too late catching up with old friends over drinks that came in golden pineapples. Yes, you heard that right….golden pineapples. 

From golden pineapples to the big apple, this throwback Thursday post is totally worth the delay. 

Last week Steve and I took a trip to New York City to celebrate the holidays and explore a new city! To say we had a great time would be an understatement, it was absolutely incredible and to say I didn’t shed a few tears when heading to the airport to go home, would be a lie. 

What? Some girls cry over puppies, I cry over vacations ending. Totally normal…right?

Don’t worry once you hear all the things we did, you’ll understand. 

Between having the perfect weather to walk everywhere and do many things outside including eating lunch outside on a patio one day (did I mention this was in December…nuts, right?) to ringing in the new year in Times Square under the ball drop, it was one unforgettable and totally tear-worthy trip!

I had been to New York a few times in the past during the summer months, but the city during the holidays is by far my favorite! So I’m breaking down the top things to see and do in New York during the holidays, plus a few things you can do all your round.

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Top things to do in New York City During the Holidays (and some for anytime)

-Ice skate in Bryant Park or Central Park (Rockefeller is cool too but long lines and pricey)

Carriage ride through central park

-Visit The Plaza Hotel decorated for the holidays

-Walkthrough Chelsea Market

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– Walk up and down 5th Avenue to see all the shops’ window displays

-Grab brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda

-Get cookies at Levain Bakery (BEST cookies ever, and I’ve had a lot of cookies…just saying)

-Run along the Reservior in Central Park

central park


-Walk The High Line

-Be in the crowd for the Today Show

-Visit the Winter Village Market in Bryant Park

-Walk the Brooklyn Bridge or the Manhattan one

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-Have dinner at Serendipity 3 (make a reservation beforehand)

-See the Rockettes in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City

-Get the best overview of the skyline from Top of the Rock

-Have soft serve at Momofuku Milk Bar

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-Visit Grand Central Station where many movies were filmed and walk through the Central Market for a treat

-Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral off 5th Avenue

-Walk up and down 6th Ave. for many photo opps;) (Also where you can find the LOVE sign)

-Take a tour of NBC studio to see where Jimmy Fallon and Dr. Oz are filmed

New York Love Sign

That about sums up our trip:) Anyone have any favorite places to see or things to do in New York during the holidays? I’ll be sure to be making another trip back soon!


P.S. I may have gone overboard, but I couldn’t help but create a quick little video to recap our trip! Hope you enjoy our New York Minute;)

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