Friday, September 17, 2010

A 1st Time Tourist's View of New York City!

Our first view of NYC came in the form of Grand Central Terminal.
Jason and I stayed outside the city near the New York/Connecticut state line, which means to get into the city we took the commuter train into Grand Central. This place is HUGE and SUPER busy. From Grand Central, we took our first of many subway rides. We took the S train, which is a shuttle from GCT to Times Square.
The first thing on our list of things to do was to see a Broadway show...and we did! We even got a great deal on tickets by using the TKTS booth.
The next day was all about seeing as many famous sights as possible. We caught a quick glimpse of The Empire State building from below...we had plans to see the top later in the day.
We walked by The New York Public Library and took a quick picture with either Patience or Fortitude...I'm not sure which is which:)
We walked by Bryant Park. No Fashion Week here, this year it was being held at The Lincoln Center.
Then we took a two hour boat tour around the city and got some great views of the Statue of Liberty,
the NYC skyline,
and Ground Zero.
After the boat tour, we took a quick subway ride over to Brooklyn and then a {not so quick} walk back across the Brooklyn Bridge.
We ended our second night in the city with amazing views from the top of the Empire State Building.Over the next few days, we checked out some pop culture sights:)
I took some pictures of buildings that I have no idea what their names are...
....and some that everyone knows!
We took a ride to the Top of the Rock,
and saw unbelievable views of the city and Central Park.
After that view, we had to experience a little bit of Central Park on foot too!
We even managed to squeeze in a visit to a museum...
or two.
We saw this masterpiece in person....it is gorgeous!
We ended our trip to NYC with a night at the Waldorf-Astoria.
And this view {out our hotel window} was one of our last views of NYC before heading back to Mississippi.


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26 comments:

Foursons said...

You took a whirlwind trip! Great shots of the city and it makes me think back to my trip this summer and smile.

Kelli said...

Kelli!!! That trip looks amazing, you really got to do a lot. Your pictures are really good capturing all of your adventures.

Kmama said...

Looks like an awesome trip! Man, you packed a lot into that trip!!

He & Me + 3 said...

i want to go back. you got some great shots my friend. Hope you had an awesome time. I took Actress one summer and it was the best trip ever. We had so much fun. Can't wait to go back.

{Kimber} said...

this only intensifies my want to go!!

looks like a great trip

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

A wonderful 1st trip!!! :) September is a great time to visit NYC--the weather is nice. :) I need to find the Seinfeld restaurant next time I'm up there...do you remember where it was???

Liz Taylor said...

It makes me miss New York so much. That is where I'm from and don't go back too often. So glad you enjoyed yourself.
liz

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

what great pictures! I've never been to NYC & these pictures really make me want to go!!!

Darcie said...

To me it doesn't seem like you missed anything...then again what would I know. ;-) It looks like you had a ball!

Angie said...

It looks like a wonderful trip...I can't wait to go someday...you took some great pics!

Jenglamgirl said...

I shall not covet your trip to NYC I shall not covet your trip to NYC. You lucky lucky girl. I've dreamt going there...ever since my modeling (skinny) days in highschool... high fasion and fashion week.. all of the above. You got some amazing photos. I love the places and discriptions you gave. I felt like a tourist right with you. I hope to go there one day... and I WILL! ;) HUGS, jEN

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

So fun, Kelli!!! Did I know that you were going to New York?? I'm a little sleep deprived these days ;) I love all your photos!

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a great time. I live about 35 minutes outside NYC and I used to work there until I had kids. It is such an amazing place. You packed in some of the best sites :)

amanda said...

oh i SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO want to go back now!!! it looks like so much fun!! when we went last year in october it was perfect. it looks ike it was perfect for you guys in september. thanks for sharing your pictures. i'm SO stinkin' jealous you got to go. :) i'm glad you ahd fun!!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, Kelli!!! How fun for you guys!!!! I have totally missed visiting you, and wow, I come back to find this!!! LOL!!

Love all the pictures!! So beautiful! And I love the one of you and your hubby!!

Emily said...

I LOVE NYC!!! Looks like y'all ready had a blast and got to see some great sights.

Nichol said...

How amazing. I want to get to the city so bad....gonna have to get hubby to take a ride. Amazing photos.

Myya said...

Oh my goodness what an amazing trip!!! It looks like you had an unbelieveable time. Great pictures!!

Together We Save said...

Wow - looks like you had an exciting trup!! How fun!! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

ashley mcgehee said...

You got SO many great shots!! :)

superpaige said...

What fun! I've only been to NY once, and I want to go back. Isn't that the restaurant that they use in Seinfeld?

Carrie said...

Wow...what a great little trip...you packed alot of fun things and great sights in! LOVE all the pictures...you did a great job of capturing everything! I would love to go! Sounded like alot of fun! It's just like I see it on tv ;)

Stephanie said...

Oh that is the coolest thing ever! My husband and I both want to go to NYC soooo badly! That looks like the neatest place ever - you got some awesome pictures!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Gorgeous pics and I love that you and your hubby got away by yourselves...precious times!

Leslie said...

I'm SOOOOOO jealous! I LOVE NYC!!! We went on our honeymoon and I haven't been able to go back since. (The hubs has been back twice since then. The good news is I'm not AT ALL bitter about that. Well, maybe just a teensie bit.) ;) Glad you guys had fun.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love the pictures! I hope you had a great trip!

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