Anyone who knows me knows that my obsession with New York City is REAL! Anytime that I have the opportunity to visit, no matter how long or short, I am sure to make the most of my time! This past weekend, I spent just a short 48 hours in the city with my boyfriend, and wanted to share our fun itinerary with you all!
Our trip began on Friday, as we flew into JFK from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As I’m sure most of you know, traveling during the summer can be a nightmare, full of unforeseen delays and flight cancellations. Due to this, we held off on confirming any plans for Friday night until we arrived in New York. Our flight ended up getting delayed by only 1 hour (we were extremely lucky), getting us into the city around 5:30 pm. We checked into our room at the OMNI Berkshire Place, and then quickly got ready to head to the Yankees vs. Red Sox game.
Since we waited so last minute to confirm this plan, we ended up scoring a great deal on the tickets for the game, just $90/ per person, inclusive of taxes and fees through StubHub. This was my first trip to Yankee stadium, and what a fun experience it was! The stadium was jam packed with fans, and filled with so much energy that I couldn’t help but enjoy every minute of it! Once the game was over, we hopped on the train and headed back to our hotel for some much needed rest.
The next morning, we ventured over to our ABSOLUTE FAVORITE breakfast spot in the city, Best Bagel & Coffee (225 W 35th St A, New York, NY 10001
). Now while the name is super straight forward, I promise you… they really do serve the best bagels in the whole damn city! We tend to get there closer to opening time, as the line can get quite lengthy. We only ended up waiting about 10-ish minutes this trip; however there have been times where we waited around 25 minutes to order. No matter the wait time, I promise you, the bagels are worth it!!!
Later on during the day we decided to head over to Brooklyn to check out Smorgasburg. For those who are unfamiliar, Smorgasburg is an outdoor market filled with a variety of different food vendors, and provides a picturesque view of the Manhattan skyline. This was another first for me on this trip, and I would without a doubt attend again!
I’m sure that as you are reading this, you are probably thinking, “Wow, this girl loves eating… her whole New York trip revolves around food.” Well you are not wrong! My boyfriend and I are big eaters, and are always ready for our next meal, so for dinner we spared no expense, and opted for a meal loaded with carbs and happiness J We headed over to Eataly Flatiron, and made our way over to La Pizza & La Pasta. I had made a reservation in advance through Open Table; I strongly recommend doing so, as you know the NY crowds can be brutal sometimes. I had made the reservation for 7:30 pm, and we were seated immediately upon check-in for a delicious meal!
After dinner, we made our way over to Times Square, to the St. Cloud Rooftop Bar located in The Knickerbocker Hotel. Although the drinks were pricey (as to be expected in NYC) the ambience was nice, very laid back and chic. The crows consisted of people in there later 20’s and up, so it was not too rowdy. I would recommend this bar for anyone who isn’t a big partier, but wants to enjoy a night out in the city.
On Sunday morning, our trip sadly came to an end. Although this trip was short lived, I had a great time, filled with lots of tasty foods and quality time with my man. I hope you enjoyed reading along, and I certainly hope that you will find some of these recommendations useful on your next adventure to The Big Apple!