Empire State of Mind

So, I spent last week in New York City with two friends. Now, I’ve had a New York Bucket List ever since I started travelling.

To visit/do the following: Empire State, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, MoMA, Guggenheim, Natural History Museum, Yellow Cab Ride, Subway Ride, New York Slice, Walk in Central Park, Grand Central, Watch the Thanksgiving Parde, Metropolitan Arts, Madison Garden, Watch a game at Madison Garden, Walk the Brooklyn Bridge, Ride the Staten Island Ferry, Shop at Macy’s, Times Square, See at show on Broadway

The strike throughs I did on my first trip in 2011. This bolds shows this trip. It was a great trip, very cold, but only on way day did it rain so that was good Рalthough it did happen to be on the day we hit Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Top of the Rock so it was a wee bit freezing seeing the sights!


This trip we bought a two day New York Pass to use on the Monday and Tuesday. Two very busy days. Tuesday: Natural History Museum, The Art of the Brick (an artist gallery where everything was made of Lego Bricks), Empire State Building. Wednesday: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Skyscraper Museum, Top of the Rock. Thursday was Thanksgiving and a 6am start gave us prime standing position just out side the Dakota Building to watch the balloons, bands and floats. Friday a quick trip on the Staten Island Ferry and back and wandering down 5th Avenue on Black Friday. Saturday was a day of shopping and as was Sunday before a very early morning to fly back home on the Monday. All in all a good, but incredibly shattering week – I wish I had a pedometer on me!




Going by my list I still have SEVEN things left to see but I’m sure by the¬†next time I head out there it will have extended by a few. I’m pretty sure next time I go it will be summer and it will be warm. Going over Thanksgiving was great, the parade was fantastic but I don’t really do the cold. I don’t do extreme heat either but I do love walking around in shorts and flip-flops. I think I’ll organise the next New York wandering to coincide with the NBA, now that’s a sport I love to watch.

Anyone fancy New York in Summer 2015, let me know, I’m sure I’ll have found a few more things to add to the bucket list by then!