New York City Bucket List

Before I share my list, I want to say “HI” to everyone that is hopping over from Johannah’s blog.  I would like to say a huge Thank You to Johannah for asking me to be apart of her amazing Meet & Greet Series.


Next week we’ll be in New York City and for the last two months I’ve been putting together our list of must-do items.

ONE – Statue Of Liberty

When you think of New York City the first thing that pops into everyone’s head is the Statue of Liberty.   The day after we booked our flight and hotel I went online and bought our tickets for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  I’ve never been to Ellis Island!

TWO – Empire State Building

I’m also looking forward to going to the Empire State Building.  My mom is terrified of heights but this is one place you have to go to no matter what you are afraid of.  The views from the 86th-floor observation deck are amazing! 


THREE – Central Park Zoo

I’ve never been to the Central Park Zoo and I’d love to take the girls.  The zoo is less than a 10-minute walk for us and we’ll definitely be going there!

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FOUR – American Museum of Natural History

We love museums!  The American Museum of Natural History is one of my favorite museums.  They’ve got several great exhibitions opened currently.  The girls will be excited to see all of the different dinosaur fossils.  


FIVE – World Trade Center Memorial

The girls have learned about 9-11 at school and have asked to go visit the memorial and go to the museum.  When we went to the memorial last year I was overcome with so many emotions.  I can still remember everything about that day like it was yesterday.  


SIX – Central Park

I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Central Park.  I can’t wait to walk around the park with the girls and show them where Danny proposed to me.  If we have time I would love to go ice skating at the Wollman Rink.

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SEVEN – Time Square

The very first time we went to NYC we stayed in Time Square.  I was shocked to see all of the bright lights and billboards.  I will say seeing Time Square in person is so amazing!  I love to just stand around and people watch.  


EIGHT – Today Show / Rockefeller Center

If you are like me and watch the Today Show every day then you know how fun it would be to be on the Today Show plaza.  FYI…If you want to be on TV you have to be in line at 5am!  I know that is crazy but it’s so worth it!  I hope the weather is good next week because I don’t want to stand in the rain! 

This is my list but believe me there are so many things to do in NYC.  You could spend an entire week in NYC and still not see everything and you would probably spend a small fortune!  

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9 replies

  1. Thank you again for allowing me to “interview” you!!!!

    And I hope you have an amazing time in NYC!!! It’s such an amazing city. We brought Emma a few years ago, and I can’t wait to take Alyx sometime =) Make sure you post lots of pictures!! =)

    • Thanks! I will probably share way too many pictures! LOL!! We have so much to do before we leave next week! It is going to be cold so we have to make sure we have enough cold weather gear.

  2. I love this! I’ve been to NYC a few times with my hubby, and now I really want to go back! Sounds like you have an amazing trip ahead of you! Can’t wait to follow along. 💗

    • Thanks! I can’t wait. We have a few friends going next week too, so we hope to meet up. That will be so fun!

  3. LOL I love your last line about probably spending a small fortune. SO true! NYC is my absolute favorite city in the entire country. I don’t want to ever live there, but I am in love with visiting! There would never be enough time to see it all!

    • I have even set a budget for this trip just to make sure we don’t spend a crazy amount of money. I agree with you, I love the city but could never live there.

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