New York City! Life

This past weekend I went to New York City and it was a blast! So many fun experiences and great food. Good thing we walked a lot! I have a feeling NYC is overall a very heart healthy city- I walked 7-8 miles every day I was there!

On Friday, I took a plane to NYC and landed at JFK. I was really nervous about navigating my way into Manhattan alone, but I managed just fine. I had to ask someone where the AirTrain station was because there weren’t too many signs in my terminal, but once I got on the AirTrain it was smooth sailing. After getting off the AirTrain, I paid for my ticket (you pay for the trip at your station- I got off at Jamaica Station) and then headed toward the E train toward the World Trade Center.


When I got to the World Trade Center stop, Mike was waiting for me to walk us to the place we were staying. The view was amazing! new york view


Shortly after, we met up with a childhood friend of mine for dinner. We hadn’t seen each other in almost 8 years so it was great to catch up and see her!

The next morning (Valentine’s Day!) we went to a cute cafe close to our place. I got a bagel with cream cheese and Mike got a sausage, egg, and cheese croissant sandwich. The sandwiches looked so good! They had one made with french toast!

After breakfast, we got on the R train and went to Times Square. Times Square is amazing, if you’ve never been. I think everyone should see it once in their life. We walked through Times Square and got tickets to Phantom of the Opera from the TKTS station.

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After getting tickets, we went to a sushi buffet called Ichi Umi. This place is SO good. The scallops were so fresh, they were brought in from a local bay that morning!

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After lunch, we went back to Times Square so we could head to the Majestic Theater on Broadway. Seeing Phantom of the Opera has always been something I wanted to do. I saw it in San Francisco when I was a
kid, but I don’t remember much. I’ve always loved the show and I was SO excited to be able to see it on Broadway!

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It was amazing! When we left the theater it was SNOWING!! It never snows in Savannah, so it was so cool to be able to see snow!


After the show, we went to the new Carlos Bakery location near Times Square.


We got some pastries and then we went to dinner at Chevy’s- a childhood favorite of mine that I haven’t had since moving from California 10 years ago.

After Chevy’s we went back to our place, took a nap, and went to a bar called The Royal near Union Square to watch the Slam Dunk Competition.

On Sunday, we woke up and ate breakfast at the same cafe and headed to Central Park. It was SO cold!  central park

We wanted to walk through the Central Park to get to the Met, but it was so cold we couldn’t even think, so we hailed a cab and got a ride to the Met. The Met was amazing! I loved seeing all the history and all the modern art.

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After the Met, we went to eat at Katz Deli. The sandwich was so good but it was huge! We split a sandwich before we went back to our place, took a nap, and packed up to get ready to go.


After we packed, we went to Grand Central Terminal and ate at Shake Shack. Grand Central Terminal is another location that everyone should see. It’s gorgeous! When we were done eating, we got a bus ride to LaGuardia and then flew back.


It was probably one of the best vacations I’ve been on. Even though it was short, we did so much and had so much fun!

I also got a ton of walking in! Check out my FitBit stats for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

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What has been your favorite vacation?

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  1. and HONY… Glad you had a great trip! My favorite vacation was to Philly about 2 years ago. It was DH, me and our 5 year old. We took 9 days and it was FANTASTIC!!!!!

  2. That sounds like so much fun! I would love to visit Philly one day.

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