I used to live in NYC…on the Upper West Side.
After a southern detour (to Charlotte, NC), I now live a 45 minute train ride outside of the city. Close enough to make it in without too much effort. But, far enough away to have to plan it out. It helps to have sons who like the city and encourage me to explore different areas.
This past summer, I went in with my oldest son, for a day of exploring the Meatpacking District and the High Line.
After coffee at Kobrick (my son is a coffee aficionado), we explored some shops, including Lingua Franca, and had lunch at the new RH Guesthouse. This is part of the Restoration Hardware world…and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was quite good and very chic!
We then hopped over to Little Island – an urban park along the Hudson River – and then walked the High Line up to the Vessel. We wrapped up our day at the Edge, which is the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, located at 30 Hudson Yards. The view is INCREDIBLE and you truly feel like you are on the edge of NYC.
There is so much to do in New York City that you can only hit so many spots in one trip, whether it’s a day trip or a week long vacation. Don’t try to do it all at once. I would recommend focusing on one area at a time and really taking it in.
Check out my list of NYC favorites – it’s a starting point. Trust me…I’m still working my way through everything I want to see and do!
Enjoy your time in the Big Apple!