Courtney and I had been talking about going back to New York for some time. The last time we visited was winter of 2015. That trip was more of a business-vacation-on-the-side type of trip rather than a full blown vacation. Courtney was attending a conference for work, so we decided to tack on a couple of extra days after the conference wrapped up. Most of the trip was me sight seeing alone, which was fine, but I definitely missed having her there on my sightseeing adventures. Prior to that, we had visited New York at Christmas 2013. Christmas in New York is special. The lights and decorations that seem to be on every street amplify the charm of the big city. We knew that we didn’t want our next visit to be during the winter months, so we made it a point to visit during spring or summer. After deciding to go to Tokyo in the spring of this year, we made our mind up that NYC would be our summer trip. We’ve done all the tourist stuff NYC has to offer, so it was nice to go visit with no real agenda. We took it super easy and never once felt rushed on the trip. As always, New York showed us a great time. It’s one of those cities that you can visit multiple times and still feel like you missed out on something. I guess that’s why there’s always a next time. I’ll do my recap a little bit different this time. I’m going to keep it a little bit shorter and include links to some of our favorite stops during the trip. Recap and a ton of photos after the jump!
We stayed in a wonderful Airbnb in Stuyvesant Heights in Brooklyn over the course of six days. The Airbnb was a short walk to a subway stop along the A and C line. Getting into Manhattan was fairly easy. Taking an express train got us to Midtown in about forty minutes. As I mentioned earlier, Courtney and I didn’t have a real specific agenda for the trip. We made a list of places and restaurants we wanted to try and bunched them together by location. The one drawback of the trip was that it as pretty warm. Which wouldn’t be such a big deal if we hadn’t been walking around so much. Overall, the heat wasn’t too bad. We broke it up with a lot of Starbuck’s breaks. Funny enough, the heat was responsible for a power outage in Manhattan on the Saturday night that we were there. Luckily, it didn’t really effect us. We had to take an Uber back to the Airbnb that night because it shut down some of the trains in Manhattan, but other than that we were fine. The power outage just happened to occur on the same night that the Great Blackout of 1977 started…go figure. We took it easy every morning, sleeping in and enjoying coffee in bed. That was kind of the feel we were going for the entire trip, laid back. Just like every time we’ve visited New York, we had a blast. Like I mentioned in the opening, New York is such a big and vibrant city. I always feel like the trips we’ve taken there could last a couple more days. This one was no different. This definitely won’t be our last trip there. Not only because we love the city so much, but because there is always something new and interesting to see.
Here is a list of some of our favorite places that we made stops at:
Take a look at some of the shots I got on this trip and let me know what you think. As always, until next time, New York!