Breezy Days: New York Travel Guide: Day 1


May 9, 2017

New York Travel Guide: Day 1

Welcome to my New York travel diaries! I'll go through each day we spent in the city, where we went and what we ate. I do not claim to be any professional travel planner by any means haha. This is what we cobbled together between online research, Amelia our hostess/friend/tour guide, and suggestions from my friends on Instagram. Probably not the best routes ever, but we tried to keep everything in the same general area ;)

We flew into New Jersey Thursday morning after taking a red-eye (never doing that again if we can help it), then ended up being zombies all day Thursday. Our first day in New York ended up being on a beautiful sunny Friday! 

Keep in mind with these travel posts, that each day we took the PATH train from NJ into the Oculus (also known as the World Trade Center stop), and that was our starting/ending point each day in the city.

Chelsea Market between 15th and 16th Streets
First stop, this adorable market! We walked through the indoor market, visited shops, people-watched, and ended up eating lobster rolls at one of the restaurants (sooo delish). 

The Highline Park at 14th Street
This park used to be a railroad track going to the 3rd story of the buildings in the Meatpacking District to, you guessed it, deliver meat and other goods. They've since turned those railroad tracks into a park where you get a gorgeous view of the Hudson River. 

The entrance to The Highline was right next to Chelsea Market, so it was easy to get to. 

Walk through the Meatpacking District
With how sunny it was outside, I'm surprised we didn't see more people! The Meatpacking District was calm, and mostly quiet. We walked through most of it to get to our next destination, Magnolia Bakery. 

Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker Street
Everyone and their dog recommended the banana pudding here, and it didn't disappoint. We got both the regular flavor and chocolate to devour them both. We sat down in a park, and enjoyed the dessert :)

Trinity Church on 89 Broadway
On our way to the subway, we stopped by the iconic Trinity Church. It was gorgeous outside and inside, what was crazy is once you stepped inside you couldn't hear the bustling city. 

Take Subway to Brooklyn Side of the Hudson River
We decided to take the subway instead of walking across the Brooklyn Bridge twice to save our feet. It was a good decision seeing as how we hit over 30k steps this first day. 

Juliana's Pizza on 19 Old Fulton St 
There is an old time rivalry between Juliana's and Grimaldi's which are right next door to each other in Brooklyn. Our friends liked Juliana's a littttle bit more so we ate dinner there, so dang good. I'm pretty much gonna say that about 99% of the food we ate on this trip :)

Walk Across Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan at Sunset
This was such a gorgeous sight! We walked from the Brooklyn to the Manhattan side around 7:45pm, just in time to watch the sunset. Perfect end to our first day.

Day 1 Itinerary
1. Chelsea Market
2. The Highline Park
3. Magnolia Bakery for banana pudding
4. Trinity Church
5. Juliana's Pizza
6. Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan at sunset

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