NYC: Review of My Trip (Days 3 & 4)

Day 3:

We woke up and had our usual yummy continental breakfast before heading to the Lincoln Center for Broadway Tickets. This is a secret we learned from someone who was staying at the Library Hotel! The Lincoln Center opens hours before Times Square, so you can get better seats. Do this if you want same day shows, like we did, which you can get 40-50% off!

After that, we checked into Hotel Giraffe. I think this hotel was my favorite!! The service there was amazing. We had brought our leftover pizza and they actually heated it up for us and served it to us in the lounge. They were amazing. And the room!! It had a balcony! IN NYC! It was amazing and as you all know, I love the outdoors, so this was wonderful. Between that and the service, they get a 10/10.

After that we headed to the 9/11 memorial. This is something I recommend to everyone. It was so incredibly powerful. As you walk through, it’s emotional, but once you reach the center and hear the voicemails and watch the videos… it’s an emotion that is hard to explain. It reminds you of the day we should never forget.

To try to cheer ourselves up, we headed to Chinatown to try out some amazing ice cream at 10below. At this shop they create rolled ice cream deliciousness and it was AMAZING. I got s’mores flavor and it even had a roasted marshmallow and graham crackers. GO THERE.

Finally, we ended the day with something I have always wanted to cross off my bucket list: Broadway! There are many great plays in Chicago, but there is nothing like seeing it on NYC’s Broadway. We saw The Play That Went Wrong, and we all loved it. It is hysterical and family friendly!

Day 4:

We enjoyed a nice breakfast at Hotel Giraffe, as usual and then made our way to Hotel Casablanca – the last hotel of our trip. This hotel definitely fit the Moroccan theme, which I absolutely loved. We were able to enjoy a suite with a living room separate from the bedroom. The room wasn’t very modern, but I did enjoy the bathroom. It was very cute with the tile and Moroccan style!

We then decided to finally act like New Yorkers and take the Subway. Boy, was this an adventure. We assumed it would be like Chicago, but we were wrong. We had to go down three levels underground to find our train and for a long time we thought there were only two. But we did finally make it and were on our way to the High Line.

The High Line was probably our favorite part because it gave some sense of the outdoors while in the middle of the city. You couldn’t smell the city up here and there were tons of plants, flowers and trees. It was gorgeous! We took the High Line up to Chelsea’s Market which was amazinggg. We ate our way through the market (which was way too much food) and tried so many delicious and different kinds of food.

After we stuffed our faces, we headed to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty. You have to see her if you’re in NYC, right? We then took the subway into Brooklyn to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge back into Manhattan. This had so many amazing views of the city and the water… breathtaking.

For dinner, we went to Little Italy! I am a HUGE Italian food fan. It was quite yummy 🙂 Then, to start the night we checked out a few awesome speakeasies. The first speakeasy looked like an old school barber shop in the front. As you walk through the shop, you get to a hidden bar. This was very low key and a good place to go if you are wanting a chill night. We then headed over to a speakeasy where you have to go through a phone booth to get in! It was really cool. You walk into a restaurant with the phone booth, go in, and dial a number on the phone which then opens a hidden door to get in.

To top of the night, we went to the famous Comedy Cellar. They were absolutely hilarious! This place is known to have amazing talent and now I see why. After an amazing show, we wanted to end our trip on an amazing high – Times Square. It was amazing. The lights from the ads were so bright it felt like daytime!

All in all, this was an amazing trip. I am really glad I went out of my comfort zone and headed to THE city.

What has your favorite trip been?



  1. Samjah
    August 18, 2017 / 2:32 am

    I’ve been to NYC so many time but always still find new stuff to do each time I’m there! That city is so amazing and exciting. I know you enjoyed yourself. Don’t think I could bring myself to go to the 9/11 memorial. It will just break my heart into. But I do love broadway shows!!!

  2. August 18, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Wow!! It’s funny because I actually went to NYC today and now I want to go back and do everything you suggested! Especially the ice cream place! That s’mores flavor looks amazing! And thank you so for the tip about getting the tickets earlier at Lincoln Center! This is the best NYC post I ever read!

  3. August 18, 2017 / 6:07 am

    I need to travel with you! It looks like you hit all the hotspots and the hidden gems of NY. I haven’t been to NY in quite a while and really miss it. I hope to go back soon and visit these places that you’ve been to. I want to visit the 9/11 memorial and watch every single Broadway musical.

  4. August 18, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Omg this was so amazing… I have never been to the big Apple, but has always been a dream of mine. I actually had the feeling that I was there with you. Thank you so much for that travel guide and for the amazing places u visited and suggested.XoxoKamen

  5. August 18, 2017 / 8:46 am

    You have checked out all the important part of the city! Chelsea Market and Highline is my favorite places too! I have drove by the Brooklyn Bridge all the time but never walked on it..maybe next time I’m in NYC.
    ~ xo

  6. August 18, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing time in NYC (after having read your second part of the trip too) and you did all the "must sees" in four days which is commendable! I learned about Lincoln Center a few years ago too and was thrilled and have been queuing there ever since. Glad you had a fun trip! :)Thomas xx

    August 18, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Perfect post girl!I didn’t know that about Lincoln Center, so thanks! I also felt very bad after visiting de 9/11 memorial, it’s so heartbreaking!Looks like you guys did everything right! That ice cream looks amazing.And yes, the subway in NY is NOTHING like the subway in Chicago LOLPS: Loving all the pics! :)

  8. August 18, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Hey SweetheartHows you?You had Amazing time in NYC:)Giraffe Hotel is so Nice and your Photos are so Gorgeous:)Definitely will save this post for my trip:)Thank You:)Happy WeekendLove Open Kloset By Karina

  9. gina diaz
    August 18, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing time in NYC! I love going to the Broadway shows and to the Brooklyn bridge. They are so many options and places to visit. NYC is never boring!!! beautiful photos, sweetie!
    Happy Weekend! xx. Gina

  10. Sweet as Fiction
    August 19, 2017 / 1:10 am

    Your trip sounds like it was amazing! Love your photos and thanks so much for sharing details of places to go and see. I have to check out that ice cream shop the next time I am there. Looks so delicious. ^_^
    Sweet as Fiction

  11. August 19, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Looks like you had much fun in NYC,very glad you shared the experience and wonderful places to visit,you captured every place very well.

  12. August 19, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I loved reading about your New York trip! I must admit I laughed when I saw the cute giraffe statue head in your selfie. I truly wish I had gone to the 9/11 memorial when I went earlier this year but there was flooding on the second half of the trip when we had planned to go. It sounds very moving, and was a big benchmark in history to remember
    Bernice | IG @bunnybernice

  13. ray
    August 20, 2017 / 4:59 am

    Ahhh how fun so jealous i wanna go to NYC!!!xxRay

  14. August 20, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I enjoyed reading this post. New York is my big dream, I hope I will visit this amazing city one day. You was so lucky to visit Broadway! And you have chosen very cool hotels! Hotel Giraffe looks like an amazing place to stay. It is insane that subway has 3 levels, I would lost there for sure ahaha 🙂

  15. August 20, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    New York is definitely my favorite place to go! I have been multiple times and haven’t done a single thing you have here, which means you can literally never run out of things to do! I am actually going twice next month, so I’ll have plenty of times to go to some of these places, especially the 9/11 memorial and Chelsea’s Market!

  16. August 21, 2017 / 12:11 am

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your time in NYC! I always enjoy hearing positive experiences from visitors and their enthusiasm from the places they’ve visited. Often times, I, as I know many New Yorkers, take for granted all the city has to offer. It gives me a new found appreciation for my native New York 🙂
    xo, Jo

  17. August 21, 2017 / 1:40 am

    Hello dear. I am so happy you enjoyed NYC. Can you believe i’ve never been there? I hope to be there within the next year and have an amazing experience like you. Thank you for all the great tips and suggestions!xoxo, Dom

  18. August 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    omg this was so fun to read because I live in NYC and know all the places you’re talking about haha. You went to PDT (the one with the phone booth). Did you get Crif Dogs while you were there? One of my fave hot dog places in the city. There’s a lot of great speakeasies too, next time you should try Raine’s Law Room (it looks like the inside of someone’s apartment!) and my fave place for affordable and delicious cocktails will always be The Wayland!

  19. VALE
    August 21, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I think you visited the main landmarks in NYC. Going to a Broadway show is one of my lifetime dreams by the way. And how intense must have been the 9/11 memorial. Love, Valeria

  20. August 22, 2017 / 4:42 am

    loved learning all about your trip babe! so many great spots!! I miss NYC

  21. August 30, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    You definitely went to all the right places for food! Everything looks so delicious! And that last photo of the Brooklyn Bridge is so gorgeous<3 Seriously missing NYC right now!