New York Part I: Manhattan

Manhattan, Weekend Getaway, What to do in NYC
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Unless you're going skiing, snow and frigid temperatures are not what you typically think of when someone says "spring break". Nonetheless, a few weeks ago I headed to New York City for a five-day excursion in one of the world's most infamous cities. I must confess that this trip was less about being a tourist or even experiencing The City in its truest form, boroughs and all. When planning our trip, my friends and I pretty much just said that we want to go and do the things we want to do without the pressure of seeing all the sights or making sure we get the true essence of what New York is about. Naturally, this meant we were in Manhattan for the duration of our trip, but that hardly means we spent our days wondering Times Square or perusing city passes. 

Over the five days, we did a lot of ultra-touristy things like taking pictures in Central Park and making an obligatory trip to The Met. However, our trip was full of haphazardly planned adventures and genuinely fun NYC experiences. We saw the Statue of Liberty by accident, we saw the Little Girl with the Wall Street Charging Bull that was erected for International Women's Day; I fawned over my everlasting love for modern art at MoMA; we (semi-successfully) tried to sneak into Hamilton... you know just the usual stuff. But we also went to a hidden pizza shop in the Financial District, wondered around the cutest dessert shop filled to the brim with elderly ladies in Chinatown, and visited the Man Repeller Bazaar at the Canal Street Market. A few of my favorite parts of the trip are going to be subjects of their own blog posts in the coming weeks so be prepared to here about all of the shopping I did and the amazing tea I had because I'm still reliving those amazing moments.