Merry and Bright

Wehhh, what a whirlwind of a week! I had an amazing trip with my parents in the city complete with a lot of destinations, walking, good food and, you betcha, pictures! My parents were in the city for a solid 6 days so we definitely covered some good ground. From my neighborhood in the Upper East Side all the way down through Central Park, Midtown, SoHo, and the Financial District. I can confidently say that I think my Dad has a pretty good view of NYC, for better or worse. I had a lot of fun planning this trip too because I did my best to incorporate some of the classic destinations along with new things for my Mom to see (she’s already visited twice) and even some new things for me.

So where did we go? Below I’ll list out all of the destinations we visited, along with some pictures and then in following posts I’ll go into more detail.


  • 5th Avenue Stores Central Park 
  • The Plaza Hotel 
  • Rockefeller Center 
  • Top of the Rock 
  • Federal Reserve Bank 
  • Federal Hall 
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 
  • Battery Park 
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island 
  • Alice’s Tea Cup 
  • Grand Central Terminal 
  • Movie and TV Tour 
  • Land 
  • South Street Seaport
  • Express Liberty Tour
  • Korzo Haus 
  • NBC Studio Tour 
  • Union Square 
  • Motorino 
  • Chelsea Market
  • American Natural History Museum 
  • The Dakota 
  • Strawberry Fields 
  • Wollman Rink 
  • Roosevelt Island Tram 
  • Bloomingdales 
  • 9/11 Memorial 
  • Freedom Tower 
  • Times Square 
  • Empire State Building 
  • Carl Schurz Park 
  • Molly Pitchers