Later this month, Joanne and I are bringing mam to New York for her birthday. We did it 10 years ago for the first time and have been lucky enough to visit there many times since, but this year is another special one for lots of reasons which we'll fill you in on when we're vlogging there! Mam doesn't read the blog or watch our videos but it'd be the one time she did, so secrets shall be kept until then!
As I said, we're New York veterans at this stage and love the hustle and bustle of the city. We have our little traditions that we have to do or else it won't feel right, like when we drop our cases off at the hotel, we have to go to Macys for that first sweep to see what's in store. We always go and watch the Thanksgiving Day parade and see the Rockettes in Radio City Music Hall on Thanksgiving night and we'll be doing that again this year.
Despite doing lots of things we always do, we like to do new things each time we're there. Last time we walked along the High Line, a raised walkway/park developed on disused railway line from the Meat Packing District to west 34th street and we finally went to Top of the Rock at Rockerfeller Centre which was fantastic and we'd highly recommend it. We also did a night time bus tour with nearly froze the diddies off us, but it was completely worth it, even getting electric shocks in our earholes from the earphones on the bus. The sights were breathtaking and was worth getting frozen right down to our bones!
We'll be there for the Black Friday sales which is always good craic and will do some damage in Sephora and Woodbury Commons for sure! But we always like new shopping tips and recommendations! I'm going to try to get to an Ulta, but am afraid to get my hopes up in case I don't get time, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
We want your help folks! Do you have any restaurant recommendations? We definitely want to hit up Luke's Lobster, a new place I found in my research along with old favourites Virgil's BBQ, Red Lobster and Olive Garden (they have the best salad and mini donut bites!) Are there any must eat at places that will send us out on the streets with full bellies, wishing we'd put our stretchy pants on?
And what about things to see and do? I'd love to rent a boat on the lake in Central Park for the craic but I'm not sure if mam would be up for that! We want to do either the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock at night this year but would love to do something completely new. Is there an area we should explore some afternoon?
We'd love your input as we count down the days and make our list of things to see, do and eat! Leave us a comment if we're missing out on something major in New York!
Thanks so much guys and as I mentioned above, we'll be vlogging every day over there so it'll be like you're coming with us! So make sure you subscribe to our channel here and chances are the videos will all be uploaded when we get back because the wifi isn't great in the aul hotel and I ain't wasting precious New York time hoofing it to Starbucks to upload! I can't wait for this holiday and am so happy we're on the countdown now!