Welcome to New York!

..it’s been waiting for you! For anyone that doesn’t know this is one of the songs from Ms. T Swift’s newest album! I think everyone that is going on the New York City trip this weekend should have it on replay on their ride up there! (And for anyone that doesn’t know this weekend is Mis’s annual trip to NYC to see a Broadway show, but don’t worry there will be another trip in the spring!) I know a lot of people are excited to go (also a lot of people are going- I saw that line!) and I know that NYC is a huge overwhelming city and I’m sure most of you already have an idea of what you want to do with your short time there (including seeing Les Mis!) but in case you were short on ideas I’m gonna give a few to you (both some that do and don’t cost that precious cash you’ve been saving up!)

Times Square-

This is obviously a spectacle to be seen in itself. So much stimulation in such a small place! There’s tons of shopping to be done in Times Square (get ahead on that Christmas list) but there’s also museums and attractions to be seen!

Statue of Liberty-

I’m not aware of how much free time you have on this trip, but if you have enough time you should definitely add this to your list. Who wouldn’t want to see one of the most iconic American attractions in the flesh (or in the copper?)

Museum of Modern Art-

Another cool museum that you should probably hit up if you’re feeling extra artsy!

Central Park-

This one is a must. You can walk around and take in one of the very few green spaces of NYC, rent and ride a bike or take a carriage ride. Also this is an awesome place to people watch!

West Village-

Take a walk through here and see tons of history (most of the buildings are from the 19th century) and there’s also a delicious bakery that forms a line for just their cupcakes (but can you blame them?).

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria-

They’re seen as one of the best in NYC and they have an awesome view of Manahattan with and even better atmosphere.

Empire State Building-

This one is another obvious must do tourist attraction. The lines are a little lengthy but I’ve heard the views are well worth it.

Grand Central Station-

Here is the hustle and bustle of real NYC life; with lots of markets and stores inside you could end up here all day.

Rockefeller Center-

Unfortunately the Christmas decorations won’t be up at this time to make this place as beautiful as it really can be, but you still get an awesome view and experience.

American Museum of Natural History-

This is an awesome museum that depicts people and animals through all ages of time.

National September 11 Memorial-

To give tribute to all that died that day and recount memories of people involved you should spend some time here.

New York Public Library-

If you’re not all about the busyness of city life you could run in here and spend the day here just looking through all of the books they have. Maybe you’ll find one to read for the afternoon until the show!

Fifth Avenue-

This not only has plenty of opportunities for you to window shop (please we all know you’re not buying anything at Gucci) but it has one of the most beautiful cathedrals, St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

The High Line-

This has the same idea as Central Park but with views of a lot more (it’s 30 feet above street level) and some markets and stores added in.

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About alliegatormu

Hey I'm Allison or otherwise known as Alligator. I am currently a senior (yay grad school!) at MU studying speech-language pathology. I love MU because it reminds me of my high school; it's a tight-knit community where people hold doors for you no matter how far away you are. My favorite time on campus is in the fall, it is absolutely gorgeous. When I'm not studying I'm either reading or watching Netflix (yes I am a junkie). I also really love food, so cooking and baking are fun too!

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