Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Roaming Traveler: Does NYC at Christmastime |Part One|

Day One:

I'm finally getting around to looking, organizing, and posting my pictures from New York City. I mentioned in this post that my amazing parents gave me a trip to NYC for Christmas! I had never been before but had always wanted to. Needless to say, it did not disappoint! I'm already looking to see when I can go back. Hhhmm.. Maybe in the fall!:) Here are just a few (I took over 1,100 pictures) pictures from our first day, along with some commentary. Enjoy!

My parents, boyfriend, and I headed out on our journey Tuesday, December 9th with a 6:00am plane ride.

We stayed at the New York Marriott Marquis, and it was fantastic! Momma upgraded our room, so we could have this AMAZING view of Times Square! Daddy and I were like little kids glued to the window. John and momma are afraid of heights, so they took in the view from afar:)

Getting ready to embrace the cold rain to get our Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tickets. We used Gray Line Tours and were not that impressed with them, but it beat walking everywhere.

These Mississippians dressed like eskimos the entire trip. On this day, it rained majority of the time but stopped at night, which was nice. This was John and I on top of the bus. You could not see ANYTHING sitting in the bottom, so John was sweet enough to bare the cold with me, while dad kept mom company at the bottom.

Our first bus loop we did was the Uptown Loop. This is Harlem.

The Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art looked beautiful. Prince William and Kate were having a charity dinner there this particular night. We thought about going, but $100,000 for a plate was a little steep (insert shocked emoji).

The next loop we went on was the Christmas Lights loop. It was so hard to take pictures on the bus at night. This loop mom, dad, John, and I sat on the top and braved the cold together!

This is the Tiffany's snowflake that hangs over 5th Avenue!

We ate at Carnegie Deli, definitely recommend, then dropped mom off back at the hotel, so John, dad, and I could go exploring.

Radio City Music Hall and the Rockefeller Christmas tree were just a few blocks away from the hotel, so we frequented this area almost every night.

So magical!

We had a very successful first night in town!

If you have any questions about our trip, please feel free to ask:)

All opinions shared are my own - straight out of my roaming brain.

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