The city that never sleeps.
It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, New York is electrifying. Something about this city is so magical. We recently took a trip to celebrate our anniversary and went to some amazing places around the city. Save this travel guide for the next time you’re in town!
Where We Stayed
We stayed at Arlo Nomad and it was the cutest hotel ever! The views from the room are breathtaking and the design and layout were so refreshing and light. The staff was incredibly sweet. They gave us complimentary champagne when we told them we were celebrating our anniversary. They also have a rooftop bar that’s open during spring and summer.
Also, we booked our room through Hotel.com. They have great deals on any last-minute trips and the more hotels you book with them, the better the deals get. Alex and I are already planning our next trip once this coronavirus pandemic is over. I think we can all use a vacation.
Afternoon Tea at The Pembroke Room
Alex and I love doing afternoon tea when we travel to new cities so we decided to go to The Pembroke Room at The Lowell. Located on the Upper Eastside, this historic hotel is timeless and so classic. We did the Classic Pembroke Tea which included English tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, and an array selection of different teas. I went with the L’Oriental tea which was a green tea blended with passion fruit, peach, wild strawberry, and flower petals. It was amazing! I’d totally recommend.
The Maze in Korea Town
This was my far the coolest bar I’ve ever been too. We came here one night for happy hour and enjoyed it so much! It’s located in Korea Town and it’s not too far from Arlo Nomad. I will say this, getting to The Maze was super sketchy. It’s doesn’t have a storefront. You actually have to go into this building and enter into this elevator. The elevator takes you to the third floor and voila. It was such a cool vibe and the drinks were amazing not to mention priced really well during happy hour. That can sometimes be super hard to find in the city. Happy hour is Monday-Sunday, 5-8pm.
The Vessel | Hudson Yards
Breathtaking is the only way I can describe The Vessel | Hudson Yards. Architecturally, it’s an amazing work of art. The Hudson Yards houses high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Chanel, Coach, Dior (perfect place to window shop) along with different eateries. For The Vessel, you do need tickets in advance. They are free, you can visit hudsonyardsnewyork.com to reserve them. The climb is definitely a workout but once you’re at the top, you can see the city and river for miles.
Starbucks Reserve The New York Roastery
We totally stumbled upon this one by mistake. We had no prior plans to visit the Starbucks Reserve Roastery. In fact, I had no idea something like this even existed. We were walking down the street and came across this display window with the fluffiest bread and ginormous slices of pizza. We knew we had to go in. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery has a full menu of desserts, pizzas, artisanal goodies and of course a roastery. The roastery also houses the Arriviamo Bar, a cocktail bar like no other.
Known for their brunch, Jacob’s Pickles is a Southern-accented comfort food eatery. We had brunch here the day we were headed home and it was to die for. You have to order the biscuits & fixins, croque madame, and Jacob’s patty melt. The servings are generous, to say the least. Other plates worth mentioning, chocolate chip banana pancakes, biscuit french toast, and their hot chicken biscuit.
The Met Museum of Art
And of course. We couldn’t talk about New York and not mention The Met. It’s on every travel guide and for good reason. The museum is filled with so many artifacts and sculptures that you can easily spend a whole day (or two) in here. It always feels brand new to me when I walk in and explore.
Let me know if you’ve visited or end up visiting one of these places in the comments on Instagram.
Till next time friends!
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