Playing Tourist in New York City
I just got back from a long weekend in New York City and Connecticut meeting up with family and seeing old friends. Hitting up all the tourist stops with family is like playing tourist in New York City. Unless you’ve been following along with a while, many people don’t know that I used to live in Connecticut and use to work in Manhattan. That was back in the day before children. So I have a lot of great memories of New York City and the life back then. It’s always fun playing tourist in New York City with family. This trip was especially fun because I got to see family and then I would take the train up to Connecticut and spent some time with dear friends. The best of both worlds. Also, New York City during the summer time is just so perfect!
Freedom Towers in Lower Manhattan. Such a tender spirit there. First time visiting this sacred monument.
We spent one day in upper Manhattan and rented bikes to explore the area and also cover a lot of Central Park. Bike riding is the best to see all the best spot of Central Park. With all the riding, we also felt justified to stuff our face with yummy desserts! To many to count. But we hit up Laduree, Dominique Ansel Bakery and Levain Bakery. We hit a day were the weather was perfect. Not too hot and not too cold.
The red ruffle shirt was another day spent at Central Park.
Can’t beat an evening in Connecticut especially when you are surrounded by girlfriends who are close like sisters. Attended a beautiful dinner at my friend Tiffany’s charming home on the Long Island Sound with a tropical theme. How beautiful is this dinner? And how gorgeous are my friends? Loved getting all dressed up for the event.
Got to always hit up Brooklyn Bridge when you are playing tourist in New York City. This is the best place to get a good view of lower Manhattan!
Where is your favorite spots to visit in New York City? I listed a few of my favorite in this New York City Guide post.
Here are a few favorite pieces to take a long with your travel to New York City: