Style Chocolate Chip: New York Visit: Recap

New York Visit: Recap

Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Monday Loves!

So today I wanted to sahre a recap of our trip to New York. It was definitly different than what I epected but nonetheless I loved every second of it.

If you follow along on Instagram (which you should), you may have seen many of these of these pics.    However, I thought I might as well share them on here and share a little bit of our trip...some hightlights and pitfalls!

Before we even booked tickets I had looked at the weather, and was already skeptical and kind of scared at how cold it is during March. When we first got there I underestimated how cold it would be an how many more layers I needed to wear to stay warm. So I got sick on our first night. 

We stayed at the Manhatan Hotel in Times Square which had a perfect location. Which meant we didn't have to walk or take taxis very much-everything was centrally located. But nonetheless,I got a cold and a fever the next day, but I didn't let that stop me from exploring the city. We got a late start our second day but we did make it to Central park. I had a fever while we walked through the park, and the wind started to pick up and half way through I literally wanted to give up- I was so cold! However somehow we still managed to explore and see all the pretty views. 

We eventually stumbled across the Plaza Hotel and planned on eating there...but turns out we hadn't researched or planned it enough to know you need reservations. So we settled for the cute food court they have there...tons of food and desert options (it's amazing there). We snagged some macaroons from Francois Payard Patisserie and some coffee- best mid day snack ever. 

The next day we decided we had to fit in the Statue of Liberty-it's a must see if you are in New York right?! So we thought it would be easier to get the passes from tour guides at Times Squares...the streets are filled with people that work with the tour guides to sell tour pass passes that also have a connection to the Liberty Cruise and sites. However, we only wanted to see the statue of liberty so we got a package to do a liberty cruise. Which we thought was the "common ticket". Little did we know this would be the biggest mistake of our life! Once we got to the harbor, the vouchers we had purchased were not accepted. They told us we bought the wrong vouchers and had to get to a different harbor on some other part of town. Long story short, we kept getting the run around but finally one of the guys from the company (took pitty on us) and secretly gave us the liberty ferry tickets we needed. Which was a god send, because we had already wasted to much time with the confusion and the island was about to close in a couple hours- so we didn't have any more time to waste. Also, turns out buying tickets in Times Square was a HUGE waste of money because you can get them directly from the harbor for like half the price we paid. So my advise is to not get anything from street tour vendors... it is not conveniant and you pay more for nothing. 

On our last day we made our way out to Brooklyn. This was solely because we wanted to see the Yankee Stadium. We are big baseball fans and Yankees are our team. It was unfortunate that we didn't catch a game here, season doesn't start until later. But, that why people come back right?! 

All in all, we had such a great time. I left with a cold but it was well worth it. 
 Backpack | Crossbody |

Jacket | Vest | Beanie (Zara, similar)

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