Hi guys and gals! Hope you are all doing great!
So, not so long ago, me and Michael jetted to New York, USA for a lovely 8 night stay! This place has been on my bucket list for years, and when we finally had the opportunity to go, there was nothing stopping us! This was the first time we’d ever been on US soil, and safe to say it didn’t disappoint! We made a huge go pro video of our time, but here is some of our photos and a run down on our trip!
We went on 31st October, so everything was very ‘Halloween’esk’. We flew with Virgin in Premium Economy and the flight was incredible! The staff were lovely, and the plane was super clean and the seats were super comfy! We had an upgraded food menu which was amazing, because we all know plane food isn’t the best! But this didn’t disappoint! We had free champagne on a arrival aswell and free alcohol throughout. I gave all mine to Mike as I’m not a huge fan of flying (I didn’t mind it, I didn’t want to add alcohol to my system!) So he got slightly drunk on the plane!
Our hotel was lovely! It was right outside Madison Square Garden, and the views from the hotel were beautiful. Sadly from our window was just buildings behind us, but we wasn’t bothered about this, as we wasn’t there enough to care. They only catered for breakfast, and they always had something different everyday, so we never went out for breakfast! I often had waffles and Syrup which was good enough for me!
We done loads of different stuff, so I won’t go into to much detail about every single thing. I spent hundreds of dollars in Sephora (I saved for months!), and Mike brought so many clothes as the price of branded clothing was so much cheaper than here in the UK. The first day we mainly spent doing shopping, just to get our bearings of where we were. We shopped down Soho which is an amazing place to shop! Also all around Times Square is great. I couldn’t believe how many Sephoras are in walking distance of each-other. It was great for me!
We done all the stereotypical ‘touristy’ things! As we went for Michaels 21st birthday, I brought him a 30 minute ride in a helicopter over the city, and it was breath-taking! Not only was it so much fun, seeing New York so high up was unreal. As much as it was expensive, I would never go again without doing it. We then spent the afternoon in Central Park Zoo. A really small zoo but it was really nice to walk around and see the animals! The weather was so nice, so was such a lovely afternoon. We also managed to walk to Wall Street and see the famous Bull!
We also went to the Statue Of Liberty. We climbed all the way to her crown, and iv never climbed so many stairs in my life! Again, the view was so surreal, and the statue itself its so much better than what I imagined it to be! Ellis Island was a flop, and was a little boring so we pretty much walked in and straight out again!
We decided to go up the Empire State Building, instead of Rockefeller. Simply because it was so close to our hotel. The view was unreal. NYC was really foggy that day, and it made the city look so picturesque. We went right up to the 102 floor despite Mikes apprehension, and I am so glad we did! It didn’t look any different, but just to say we did it, is good enough for me!
One evening we went to watch the New York Knicks play basketball at Madison Square Garden, and never have I had so much fun watching a sports game! The atmosphere is so much more than I expected, watching the actual game was so much fun, and when we go to Florida we are 100% going to watch a game!!! Hands down one of the best things we done! I’ve recommended to everyone going to NYC, to go and see a game! Ice Hockey was also on, but by that time, due to being the last night we didn’t have much money left! We also had the best steak meal I will ever eat in my life, at the restaurant under MSG. It was called ‘…’ and if you have some money to spare on the best meal you’ll ever have, go there. You will not be disappointed!
One of the last things we done was go and see the 9/11 memorial. The emotions that run through that whole place is so eery, and its devastating to actually be in the presents of such a tragic event. The museum really shows what people went through. I’m to young to remember 9/11, but you can’t help but feel so much sorrow for the people that lost their lives. A must see, to pay respects. (Sadly I didn’t get many photos of this, as we were taking in our surroundings!)
I really didn’t want to come home, it has to be one of my favourite cities in the whole world, and we didn’t see half of it. I really want to go back for a long weekend soon, you can’t express how amazing it is, until you really see it for yourself!
I cannot wait to go back to the US this year!!
Until next time! Lots of love, Ellie x