Our trip to New York City last week is now a fond memory of fast paced activity and bright lights. Since I had only been there previously for quick in and out trips at Christmas time and my daughter was experiencing the city for her first time, we included many of the tourist spots on our itinerary.
Our first night's dinner was close to Park Avenue and the Helmsley Building looked so beautiful lit up and shining in the night sky.
We took a boat ride in the Hudson River to get close to the Statue of Liberty. It was an overcast day, but she still looked beautiful guarding the harbor.
The sight of the Freedom Tower rising so tall and brave in the skyline was wonderful to see.
The 911 Memorial is moving and a beautiful tribute to those lost on that fateful day.
Times Square is definitely the heart of the city and is constantly filled with people, taxis and bright lights. We had dinner there one night, but unfortunately did not have time on this trip to see a broadway play.
Rockefeller Center has a different feel in the summertime. I had only seen the area previously with the skating rink and Christmas tree, but in the summer, there are tables with umbrellas scattered around, right where people are ice skating in the winter months.
The skyline at dusk, seen from the observation deck on Rockefeller Center, was one of the most beautiful things I have seen. We were advised by our concierge to go here instead of the Empire State Building. That way we could see the Empire State Building and have it in our pictures - and it was stunning from that vantage point.
Next - Walking in Central Park and The Highline.