Travel Guide: 72 Hours in NYC
Hello everyone!! As springtime rolls around, a lot of people take full use of the sick or vacation days they’ve been hoarding all winter long. One of those places that that people often love to visit is New York City! Why wouldn’t you want to visit the city that never sleeps? A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend just around 72 hours in this amazing city, so I thought it would be great to do a travel guide for you all in case you take that weekend trip to NYC! So this travel guide comprises of 4 sections that are a great way to direct you to what to do in the city in a quick and concise way, so enjoy!!
Where to Stay:
I’ve been to NYC a lot. This weekend trip was not my first time in the city, but I’ve never had a better stay than in the Edition. I’ve heard of the hotels in the past, but when I heard from my mother that she’d booked the Edition, I was actually super excited to try it out. The hotel is right off of Madison Square Garden and I had the most amazing view from my room. I could see everything from the twinkling lights on trees to the people lining up outside for the Shake Shack in the park. The staff was so helpful from the moment we pulled up to the day we left.
If you watched my vlog, you probably noticed the cool elevators which blew my mind. Everything about the hotel was amazing, but let me just say, if you’re an aesthetic person like me, trust me….this hotel is for you. I won’t even tell you how many photos I took that would be great if my Instagram feed was the same white overload feed that it was 3 months ago.
Where To Eat:
The Butcher’s Daughter // Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
If you’re looking for the blogger breakfast/brunch spot to get the beautiful picture like above, The Butcher’s Daughter is the place for you to go. I had the best parfait ever that I still dream about every time I see this photo, and their juices are amazing as well. I’m normally not a fan of green juice, but honey…HONEY! This green juice again, blew my mind and I’m definitely heading back to get that flatlay. I don’t recommend going for Sunday brunch as it’s extremely busy, but it was well worth the wait!
I posted the picture above from Del Frisco’s on my Instagram and hands down, this is one of the best steakhouses in NYC. It’s right off of Rockefeller Square, but definitely far enough away that you can get out of the traffic of the square. I loved the fact that I could go in, grab a meal, and come out and be right next to the crazy huge Topshop that is on that street.
What To Do:
The Cloisters // Broadway Show
I love The Cloisters. Fact. My art history professor at school recommended it to me for my visit and it’s a place that I will definitely revisit on my next trip. I would love to see it in the spring/summer when everything is in full bloom. The architecture and story behind the space caused me to drop my jaw the second the cab pulled up. It’s not really in the city, but you can easily get there on the MTA or also by taxi/uber. It’s well worth it and it is part of the Met, so if you go and basically pay what you like, you can go to the Cloisters and the Met Museum all in one day on the same ticket.
Hamilton. The musical that has been taking over social network sites and people’s minds for months now. Lin-Manuel Miranda is the mastermind behind the musical and if you can get your hands on tickets for the sold out show, go. It’s by far the best musical I’ve seen on or off Broadway, and I’ve seen my fair share.
The hip-hop & R&B soundtrack that meets the inspiring & heartbreaking story of the founding father has captivated so many people and the main cast is still showing for the most part, so you may get a treat like I did and see the entire cast.If you can’t get your hands on the tickets, go to Broadway and see a show. The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Jersey Boys, and The Lion King are all amazing shows and it’s an unreal experience, so I definitely recommend going to a show if you can!
Where to Shop:
& Other Stories // Dover Street Market
H&M’s sister store has a flagship store in New York City and it’s amazing. The prices are definitely steeper than H&M, but the quality is mind-blowing. Patterns, soft fabrics, and bold textures are all that I saw, plus a super aesthetically pleasing layout that made my inner interior designer fangirl. The store has its charms, plus the added bonus of super friendly staff who are incredibly helpful.
If you’re looking for high fashion, Dover Street Market is the place to go. The prices are definitely not the lowest and the location is a bit confusing as they’ve changed locations, but at the same time, it’s well worth the confusion. I found vintage and fresh off the runway Valentino and Gucci to the newest Nike sportswear finds that I will see on everyone as the weather heats up. Even though I had to pass on actually buying anything from the Market, it’s definitely a place to go if you’re looking for inspiration for outfits, no matter what season.
I hope that you enjoyed this travel guide, there will be more in the future! Also, there is a vlog about my NYC trip right now on my channel, so you can click here if you’d like to watch it. If you have any other NYC travel advice or places to go, leave them below!! I’d love to see them and possibly try them if I come back!!
Love this travel guide !!! Thx, and stay inspired…. xoxo, Robin from THE INSPIRED (http;//TheInspired.life)
Jordan ChapmanRobin Ross-Fleming
Thanks Robin!!! Glad you enjoyed it!! 🙂 x