After months of planning, my girlfriends and I escaped to New York City for the weekend recently.
Between flying to and from La Guardia (or La Garbage as my Uber driver called it), I figure I spent merely 40 hours in the Big Apple.
Thankfully, 40 hours was all I needed to have a blast! Here’s what I saw and did, in case you need inspiration for your next weekend in NYC.
My friends and I are firmly Generation X. None of us travel for business, so this was the first time any of us used Uber. It worked great!
Just a tip: if you want the Uber driver to pick you up at your location, make sure you type in the correct address. That’s really helpful.
We stayed at a fabulous hotel, One Hotel Central Park. There were a lot of plants growing off the wall and no one who worked there was older than 30. That last fact made me suspicious and also vaguely tired.
Anyhoo, when one of our two rooms wasn’t ready at check-in, the hotel made sure we were happy by sending up not one, but two bottles of wine.
Good call, One Hotel Central Park. We were happy.
A One-horse Open Carriage
We climbed into the best carriage ever for a tour of Central Park. Our driver, Amra, was hilarious and knowledgeable. I enjoyed seeing the Park and all the sights that have appeared in movies like Ghostbusters, You’ve Got Mail, Serendipity, etc. But mostly I enjoyed being with my friends and laughing ourselves silly when Amra took selfies:
We saw Hamilton. And, yes, it was amazing and lived up to all the hype! I even cried at the end and I didn’t see that coming. I recommend, if you can get tickets.
Plus, now I can say lots of cool Hamilton catch phrases: Talk less, smile more; Rise Up; I am not giving away my shot.
It’s a Hamilton thing.
Food, food, and more food
We dined on coal-oven fired pizza, organic locally sourced chef-inspired creations, lobster rolls, and more. If you want it, NYC has it.
Check out the frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity.
It was delicious and huge. I got warm feelings thinking about the John Cusack-Kate Beckinsale movie, too.
40 hours in New York City
You CAN have fun in 40 hours in New York City. Try not to dwell on the fact that planes get delayed and airport construction is horrendous. Or that it takes 6 months to plan a 40 hour trip between old friends.
It’s worth it.
Have you been anywhere fun lately? I’d love to hear!