Lee and I took a quick trip to NYC in December and loved every minute of it. Lee hadn't been before and I'd never been at Christmas, so we were super excited! The city at Christmas definitely didn't disappoint, it was fantastic!
We stayed at The MAve, which was a cute boutique hotel in the Flat Iron District.
The neighborhood is named after the Flat Iron Building, which is this really cool triangular shaped building.
Our hotel was centrally located and just two blocks from a subway station. Super convenient! It was also super small! Check out the 10 inch wide closet. :)
and this is it for the room! It was comfy though and we didn't spend much time in it anyway.
We started our trip doing all the touristy stuff. We checked out Times Square, shopped at the big Macy's Store, saw the tree and watched the ice-skaters at Rockefeller Center, saw the view of the city from the Top of the Rock and toured NBC Studios.
I forgot my scarf and had to make a quick stop here for a new one....it was cold!
Radio City Music Hall
Skaters at Rockefeller Plaza - so much fun!
Views from the Top of the Rock. The city seems to go on forever.
We took several Gray Line tours while we were in town. It was pretty chilly, but a great way to see the city! We took the Uptown Tour, Downtown Tour and Brooklyn Tour. It was a great way to see the different neighborhoods and learn more about them.
SantaCon, a big celebration in the city, was going on while we were in town. We saw Santas everywhere!
Next we headed to Brooklyn. Here's the Brooklyn Bridge.
Statue of Liberty
We went to Grenwich Village for lunch and had the best gyro ever! Authentic Greek food is hard to beat!
Two thumbs up!
Grenwich Village was our favorite neighborhood. I'd want to live here if I lived in the city, such cute houses!
Stopped at the Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes. The Sex and the City girls came here, so there's always a line!
Oldest pub in NYC....this was full of Santas too! :)
Empire State Building
The shopping never stops!
Coolest Apple store
Some of my favorite decorations in NYC.
The trip to NYC was oh so much fun! In addition to the things mentioned in this post, we ate at all kinds of interesting and delicious restaurants ( I had the absolute best Croque Monsieur at Pigalle), went to a comedy club in Chelsea and saw Pablo Francisco (seriously hysterical!), etc. I really can't say enough good things about this trip. We're both ready to go back...but during a warmer season next time. :)