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day trip to new york city

Bryant Park

There are two places on earth I visit when I need to relax. The Jersey Shore and New York City. I know that’s sounds crazy, but the honking cabs, whizzing subways, street music and crowded streets always make me feel right at home. Our day-trip to the city on Saturday was just what the doctor ordered and the second I stepped out of Penn Station I let out a huge sigh of relief. We had the best weather, too — breezy, cool and gorgeous. We had originally planned to visit the MOMA Rain Room, but alas, it had reached capacity by the time we got there. I was really bummed, but we quickly recovered and spent the day strolling the streets and meandering through Central Park. We met friends for lunch near Bryant Park then watched the row boats in Central Park Lake, enjoyed the melodies of a very talented violist, stumbled upon a street festival on 6th Avenue, stumbled again on the most amazing rolling skating dance party and accidentally walked right into Times Square (which we usually avoid like the plague) and had to maneuver through the worst crowds ever on our walk back to Penn Station at dusk. Aside from that touristy run-in, it was the most glorious day. Where do you go to unwind?

Violinist in Central Park

Tree-lined walkway in Central Park

sunbathers in Central Park

roasted corn, NYC street festival

Central Park Lake and row boats

NYC tourists

NYC summer street festival

Lamb Kabob at NYC Street Festival

nyc street vendor selling wicker baskets at street festival

NYC Central Park fountain + lake

Man on rollerblades dancing in Central Park with the Central Park Dance Skaters Association Hot peppers hanging during NYC Street Festival

Gyro from NYC Street Festival Central Park People dancing on roller skates in Central Park from Dance Skaters Association

Central Park Carnival from above  Bryant Park fountain in summer

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  • Reply Thankfifi July 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    gorgeous shots – I really hope I get the chance to visit nyc one day!

    p.s. thanks so much for your sweet comment today.x

    • Reply reallyrisa August 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      You should definitely find time to make the trip! My favorite is New York in the fall. :) xx

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