North America · 5 Days · 28 Moments · February 2017

24 February 2017

Flight got delayed (again) due to weather conditions in Toronto On the bright side, finally got to try an Amaretto Sour and got a free glass of wine on the flight!
COFFEE: One Girl Cookies In an effort to stray away from Starbucks we tried this coffee shop that was recommended by Tess. Super cute and great for Instagram photos! WHAT I HAD: Cappuccino and Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
DUMBO, BROOKLYN MUST SEE: Brooklyn Bridge Park
LUNCH: Front Street Pizza In our last effort to find the true New York pizza experience, I think we found it in DUMBO. So many different options but I still think about the Buffalo Chicken Pizza to this day! WHAT I HAD: Buffalo Chicken Pizza
CHECK-OUT: DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West BONUS: Warm cookies upon check-out (Melanee loved that)

23 February 2017

DRINKS: Village Lantern Great Happy Hours options! Loved the $5 margaritas...can't complain about getting drunk on $15 🙈 WHAT I DRANK: Margaritas
MUST SEE: Rooftop Patio at the DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West at sunset....absolutely amazing view and has a nice bar that we didn't get to try....this time 😉
THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
TIMES SQUARE + MACY'S Super cool to see the original escalators in Macy's. Also, I am so impressed that I managed to not buy anything 😄
BREAKFAST: Daniela Trattoria Again had this recommended to us by a friend and it did not disappoint! WHAT I ATE: Mimosa, Guacamole Omelette

22 February 2017

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
WALK THROUGH GREENWICH VILLAGE/SOHO
9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
LUNCH: Essex World Cafe This cafe was used as a triage station during 9/11, inside you can see the original Medical Station sign. WHAT I ATE: Mexican Chicken Wrap
STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND
BREAKFAST: McDonald's When in America...do as the Americans do...right? Just a quick bite to eat before we headed off for the day and where I discover how delicious American sweet tea is 😍 WHAT I ATE: Chicken Nuggets and Fries, and Sweet Tea

21 February 2017

BROADWAY SHOW: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 🎭 Can finally check that off my bucket list ☑️
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
LUNCH: Dallas BBQ Well priced food and each person gets a free mini cupcake after their meal. If I went back I would pick something else to eat. WHAT I ATE: Chicken Sandwich

20 February 2017

SNACK: Buttercup Bake Shop Met up with a friend from Toronto who introduced us to this bakery. So many delicious options and a great treat to eat while watching The Bachelor! WHAT I TRIED: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake and Salted Caramel Cupcake
DINNER: TGI Friday's Restaurant & Bar Fell victim to the chain restaurants because we were super hungry/indecisive 🙈 WHAT I HAD: Peach Sangria, French Onion Soup, Tennessee Whiskey Cake
TIMES SQUARE
THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM NOTE: Waiting in line for the submarine was worth it
RIVERSIDE PARK BOARDWALK Great view of the water and even better weather for February! Note to self: next time you decide to walk 100+ blocks...wear your FitBit!
CENTRAL PARK Didn't get to see the lower or upper half of the park because the bottom half was blocked off for the "Not My Presidents Day" protest. Next time I would love to see the carousel!
BREAKFAST: WestWay Diner So many options to choose from! The breakfast was amazing and super filling. Service was also very quick WHAT I HAD: Eggs Benedict

19 February 2017

CHECK-IN: DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West BONUS: Warm cookies upon check-in
The fastest baggage claim I have ever experienced in my life (less than 20mins)! LaGuardia is doing it right 😄