New York might just be our absolute favorite city ever. Between the delicious food, stunning views, and creative energy flowing through the streets, there’s something about the city that makes us feel so alive.
Since we’re living on the East Coast for the summer, we decided to take advantage of Memorial Day weekend and spend it in the city. We ate the best food, saw all of our favorite views of the city, watched Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and walked and biked and taxied all over.
We also took a ferry boat ride around the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and DUMBO Brooklyn. It was such a fun and unique perspective of the city. Plus the boat ride made the blistering heat a little more bearable.
We went to The MET, and after a million trips to the city, we finally made it to the Guggenheim. I love art, and I could seriously spend all day in the museums. One of the best parts of New York is that there are so many amazing museums, and they are all so close to each other. It’s also the best way to break up the heat, because this summer heat wave is seriously deathly. Also, if you’re in the city this weekend, find a way to make it into the Museum of Ice Cream, because you get to swim in a pool of sprinkles, and seriously, who wouldn’t want to do that?
We went to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and unfortunately it wasn’t a LipSync Battle episode, but Jimmy (yeah we’re on a first name basis) did touch Ryan’s shoulder and tell him that it was his “big moment.” So basically Ryan’s going to be a television star any day now, haha. If you want to go to the Jimmy Fallon show, tickets are free, and they release them at the beginning of the month for all shows in that month. Make sure to follow them on Twitter, because they’ll announce when they’re releasing tickets. And then be online as soon as they release them,so you can enter your information into the ticket lottery. You’ll get an email telling you if you got tickets or if you’re on the waitlist. A week before the show, we got an email telling us we’d been moved from the waitlist and to confirm our tickets, so it’s all kind of a game of luck, but it’s worth it!
Our favorite views of the city are from Top of the Rock and One World Trade Observatory. Buy tickets online in advance, because it’s a million times easier, and you’ll get to pick your time rather than showing up, waiting in line, and getting your ticket for 5 hours later, or worse, finding out tickets are sold out for the day. And for views that aren’t so high up but are equally as gorgeous, visit the Rooftop Garden at The MET, walk The High Line, and spend some time in Central Park.
We walked so many steps and our feet were so tired by the end of the weekend, but our hearts were so content. Everything about New York makes us so happy. That’s probably why we’re already planning our next trip back.
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