This is the last and final post of my New York City adventure last month! I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of sad about it. It was such an amazing trip and it’s been fun for me to reminisce about it through these blog posts. (Catch Part I and Part II here if you missed them.) I guess I will just have to start planning my next trip back ; )
One of the best experiences we had was going to the Top of the Rock. The views at the top were phenomenal.
From the moment you walk in the building, everything is breathtaking.
Thankfully there was no wait to ride to the top. You ride in elevators with a glass ceiling, so you can see just how high up you’re going. It zoomed up soo fast to the 67th floor where you get off on the first observatory level. My ears were popping! haha
The spectacular view from the top!
Thinking about all the fun times we had in the city!
It was hard to leave Top of the Rock because it was so amazing. Huge, breathtaking views. I would say it’s the best view in the whole city. Definitely go here if you get the chance!
Next, we walked through Times Square.
And when I say we walked through…that is really all we did. We walked in a straight line and just kept going. It was sooo crowded and my husband started getting irritated at all the people around because it was hard to push through haha.
Later that night we were walking back to our apartment (which we found through Airbnb, highly recommend!) after a long day of walking around. It was about midnight and our feet were aching and we were exhausted. We walked by the Empire State Building since we were staying close to there and I begged the hubby to take me up there and see the view. I had been there several years before, but I’ve always wanted to go with him. After a lot of convincing, we decided to go up. It was sooo worth it. Even he will tell you so ; ) The view is different from Top of the Rock and it’s totally different to see the view after dark.
The thing that struck us the most was how quiet it was up there. So peaceful. All you hear is the wind blowing. It was the perfect way to end out last night in town.
The next day we headed to Serendipity for our last meal! We had tried to get frozen hot chocolates late one night earlier in the weekend, but there was over an hour wait at like 11 pm! So we decided to just come back later. There was still an hour wait, but we had a little time to kill. The food was excellent, but I will get a reservation next time!
Huge menu with lots of yummy options!
Luke got chicken pot pie…his favorite.
“A Summer Bries” sandwich…get it? I thought it was cute. And it was so yummy with apples, turkey, brie, and sprouts. Just a lot messier than I was expecting!
We finally got to try the frozen hot chocolate. I am happy to report that it lived up to the hype!! We drank the entire thing even though it was huge!
Next up was the New York Public Library…
It was Labor Day when we stopped by here and so sadly it was closed. I was really bummed because I know it looks gorgeous on the inside. It was still beautiful on the outside too.
There were a few other places I had to see before leaving town.
The Diptyque store!
I have always wanted one of these candles and considered buying one online, but they are so expensive, I didn’t want to buy one without actually smelling it first. I ended up getting the Roses scent. I also liked Baies, but hubby wanted Roses, so Roses it is ; )
All the candles in their gold prison. But such a pretty prison!
And the very last stop before leaving the city…Laduree!!!
So many pretty options!
I ended up going with the small box of macarons. The flavors from top to bottom are red fruits, chocolate, Marie Antoinette, coffee, rose, and another chocolate (of course).
I have tried macarons before and they were just okay. Not my favorite treat because they’re not chocolate-y enough. But these macarons….changed everything. They were BEYOND good. They were delicately crispy on the outside and sooo soft and flavorful on the inside. Like whoa. We paid a pretty penny for these little babies, but it was worth it for this special experience. I felt like I was transported straight to France for a second each time that I took a bite. My favorite was the chocolate…shocking, I know ; )
And after Laduree, it was straight to the airport for us. At least we had a yummy airplane snack!
Thanks for going on this adventure with me! I hope you enjoyed reading. I’m already dreaming about my next trip : )
Ciao New York City. Until next time!