New York City
I’ve visited New York City, for various different occasions. Every time I visit, it is a unique and wonderful experience.
2006 – Family
When I was younger, my parents took me and my brother to NYC for a weekend. We went to the Wax Museum, China Town, and did lots of shopping. I will never forget leaving to go to the airport for our flight home at 4:00AM and the city was still packed as if it was 10:00PM.
2010 – Student Investment Association
I went with the Michigan State University – Student Investment Association to New York for a trip to meet with different Finance firms. Michigan State happened to be in the Final Four for basketball when we were there. We all went to a MSU bar called the Mercury Bar to watch the game, and it was SO much fun!
Fortunately, I had a client in New Jersey for three weeks, and I was able to stay right downtown NYC in Times Square. During this time, my team members and I saw two broadway shows: Chicago and Phantom of the Opera. Both were absolutely amazing. Chicago was great because they had a live band and everyone was so close to you. Phantom of the Opera was great because of all of the costumes and beautiful decorations. I would highly recommend to anyone to see both.
Central Park is really beautiful in the winter, and I really wish I could see it in the summer when it is filled with kids playing and running around. Spoiler Alert, we got engaged in Central Park a few years after our first time visiting!
The High Line
The High Line is a walking path that is raised above the streets, and it used to be a train line. They made it a really nice path with grass and chairs all along it.
Chelsea Market is an indoor food and shopping market. It is really fun and there are so many different options to pick between when shopping. We only walked through for about an hour, but you could definitely spend a whole day in there trying everything out.
Mike, his best friend, his best friends girlfriend, and myself, went to see the Lion King on Broadway, and it was such an amazing show. I bought us really great seats in the lower section right on an aisle, so when the animals ran through the aisles, it was great to be so close to them. It was definitely an experience I will never forget.
Mike and I went to the Met Museum and had so much fun. I love how they have so many artifacts, and not only paintings. I think my favorites are the Mummy Exhibition and the Africa Exhibition. I also loved the Roman and Greek exhibitions, especially the Spartan gear. It is really incredible to think about how old some of the things the museum has in it, and its great that people have preserved them to share the history with others.
On February 27, 2016, Mike and I were visiting New York City, and he proposed to me in central park! Read the full story here. It was such magical experience that I will forever appreciate.
2018 – Girls Trip
My college roommate and her husband live in New York City, and I took a trip out there for a girls trip. She lives in a beautiful apartment on the upper east side. Reminded me so much of the show Gossip Girl. 🙂