While in New York City, Greg and I did a lot of walking around and just looking at the city. The first day we were there, we must have walked well over 5 miles! No wonder people are skinny there. That’s always been my biggest experience in big cities- lots of walking and eating whatever you want. I studied abroad in London during college and I never worried about what I ate because I was always walking somewhere. This was no exception for NYC.
Anyway, I wanted to share some photos of sights we saw around town. Instead of doing recaps of each day, I figured highlights from certain things would be more fun. Today, I want to focus on the sights. After all, walking (and subway-ing) everywhere around the city is definitely sightseeing.
|This is our hotel for the first night – the Hilton Fashion District. Great hotel in a cool area of town. Greg and I stayed at a different hotel for the two nights we were in NYC, using our reward points. Nothing better than a swanky hotel for FREE! And, NYC hotels are freaking expensive (we’re talking standard $250+ a night).|
|We started walking around that first night and I saw Times Square in the distance. 20 minutes later, we were there and hunted down some good NY pizza.|
|Ground Zero. We weren’t blessed with particularly great weather, but it made for a haunting and thoughtful picture.|
|Inside St. Paul’s Chapel next to Ground Zero. A lot of the 9/11 Memorial stuff is in the chapel. It is very moving and heartbreaking.|
|This theatre girl’s gotta take a picture of the street in which theatre mecca calls its home in the US.|
|This is the altar at Holy Trinity Church close to Wall Street. Gorgeous.|
|The NYSE. It’s a shame you can’t go in and watch the action!|
|Our second hotel, the Hotel Andaz on 5th Avenue. It was a very unique hotel. I love staying in unique places when I travel – not just the expected. Even though we stayed in Hilton and Hyatt brand hotels, they were very special. These two photos show the exterior and the lobby.|
|The NY Public Library. Beautiful building.|
|This hotel room was one of the coolest hotel rooms we’ve ever stayed in (and believe me, I’ve stayed in a lot of hotel rooms in my lifetime). These pictures don’t even do it justice. That’s just the bathroom, btw. The room came with free snacks and drinks (who does that in the first place?) and it was very modern, quiet, LARGE, and comfortable. Go check out their website to look at better photos of the place.|
|In the middle of Grand Central Station. Greg’s about to bust a move in a flash mob, btw.|
|There were hundreds of NY Police Officers lined up here. We couldn’t exactly figure out why, but we think it was voting day for something. It was just really neat to capture this and that many police officers at once.|
|In the middle of Central Park. Hardly anyone was there, since the weather wasn’t great. So it was kind of cool to walk around with hardly anyone in the middle of Manhattan.|
|Walking past NBC News. NBD.|
|Well, there’s Rockefeller Center.|
|And Saks… on Fifth Avenue. NBD, again.|
|I thought this was a pretty Sephora. Go figure I would take a picture of a makeup store.|
|This is the view from one of our friend’s apartment building – so cool!|
|And I’ll leave you with my favorite photos of this bunch – inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.|
Have you been to any of these places before? We sure enjoyed our sightseeing!