If you didn't see the last New York Travel Diary of Day One, I would highly suggest that you catch up on that! This post is a continuation of my trip to New York City and since I was in town for two and a half days, I decided to combine day two and three into one post. 


On the second day in New York City, we started by going to the Rockefeller Center and doing some Fifth avenue shopping. As we walked towards the Rockefeller Center, we could see the Fifth avenue window displays (which were still decorated nicely for the holidays) and popped into some stores while we were there. Since it was after Christmas, a lot of the shops were having some great sales that we indulged in. 

New York Travel Diary

New York Travel Diary

New York Travel Diary

In Rockefeller Center, it was super busy, with people bustling around and trying to snap pictures of the holiday decor. There's an ice skating rink in the center and a massive Christmas tree, that's actually a live one! I have no idea how they manage to find such a huge Christmas tree, but this one is absolutely spectacular. There were also angels with horns lining the bushes and lots of lights and ribbon. 

New York City

New York Travel Diary

After we left the Rockefeller Center, we headed to Grand Central Station, not because we needed to take a train, but because it is so well known. Fun fact, Grand Central Station was almost demolished until Jackie Kennedy stepped in to save it. I'm glad that she did, because it is definitely grand! It was super crowded with people, many of which were tourists, so I'm sure that if you're a local, it must be a bit annoying to go through the sea of tourists. In Grand Central Station, there's a food hall downstairs with all the big name food chains. There's Magnolia Bakery, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Shake Shack, and more. We opted for Shake Shack, since it's so popular and we had not tried it before.

New York Travel Diary

After lunch we took a train to the Upper East Side (cue the Gossip Girl references) to visit the Frick Collection. While the Frick Collection is probably not the most famous art gallery in New York, we had already visit the Met on a previous trip and I'm personally not a fan of modern art, cancelling out the Guggenheim and MoMA. The Frick Collection is a very small gallery and is the personal collection of Henry Clay Frick. Since I'm not crazy about viewing art, even though I do enjoy making art, I wouldn't say that I loved the Frick Collection. The works that it had were particularly not my taste, but if you're an art connoisseur, you may enjoy it.   

New York Travel Diary

After leaving the Frick Collection, we discovered that Laduree was literally just around the corner, calling for some macarons! I rarely ever get to have macarons, since there are not many places that have macarons around where I live and they're not particuarly spectacular, so the macarons from Laduree were definitely a treat! 


Following that, we took a walk through Central Park to get from the Upper East Side to the Upper West side. Even though I was previously upset about not having a white Christmas, I was a little thankful for the warm weather because I would have otherwise frozen during this walk. When we got to the Upper West side, we headed to Lincoln Park, where we did a bit more shopping and I got a sweater from Century 21. From Lincoln Park, we made our way back to the hotel, because by then, our feet were tired and we were definitely needing some time to rest and recuperate. 

Shortly after resting a bit in the hotel, we headed back out for dinner and found this Japanese place in Midtown where we could grab a bite and then we went along Fifth avenue (again) to do some window shopping while the lights were lit. The next day, we headed out in the morning to the Brooklyn Bridge. I had never been to the Brooklyn Bridge before, at least not that I remember, so I wanted to check it out. From the bridge you can get a spectacular view of the city skyline, which I'm sure would be beautiful at night. 

New York Travel Diary

We also walked the bridge, which was definitely an experience, since it was super windy and cold, but it was worth it. On the bridge, we took some nice snaps of the city and the bridge and took in the view and atmosphere. 



And that's all for my New York travel diaries! I'll be going back to my usual posting schedule (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays) after these extra bonus posts.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love NYC! I've only been during the summer, but it looks so pretty during the holidays!

    xoxo,
    Alyssa
    lotsoflys.blogspot.com

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    1. This was my first time visiting NYC during the holidays and it's definitely a little different than spring or summer!
      Rebecca

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  2. I love NYC! Seeing your pictures and reading your post makes me want to go back soooo bad! It's been way too long since I've been! It seems like you had a fun trip! Your pictures are beautiful, by the way!
    Amelie xo
    http://awanderersadventures.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, Amelie! I had such a great time!
      Rebecca x

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