I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about this city, but it’s fantastic. The pile upon piles of buildings, people, culture, and history offer more to do than you could ever get to in a lifetime!
I took a roadtrip with one of my best friends in 2011 from Michigan to NYC. We parked in New Jersey and took the train in. Riding the city subways are one of my favorite things about NYC. My friend hadn’t seen all the major sites yet (I saw them once before at age 14), so in 3 days we tried to hit up all the major touristy places. It was February, so no crowds! We hit up The Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, we stayed in a hotel on Ground Zero overlooking the construction of the memorial, we made it to central park in a bicycle rickshaw, up to the Guggenheim, and over to MONA. We also enjoyed a lovely walk and delicious lunch in the Village. There are just too many unique and interesting places to get to in NYC.
I returned to New York City in 2014, excited to bring my little one along with me! At just under two years old, she was thrilled with the subway/”choo choos” and the Staten Island ferry. We had a reason to visit the Manhattan Children’s Museum. Our trip to the 9/11 Memorial was not exactly age-appropriate, though, and I had to leave half-way through with her.