On our 3rd day in New York we headed to the 911 memorial museum nice and early because we heard from a few people that the museum takes a good two hours to do. It was $20 into the museum and we actually did the guided tour which was an additional $20 but was well worth it. I probably wouldn’t have done the guided tour but Pete insisted as he is really into all the 911 documentaries and he wanted to learn as much as possible. I must admit the guided tour was brilliant and I would 100% recommend doing it, we had an amazing tour guide which brought us around all the artefacts and told us so many stories and facts from that day.
After this we got back on the subway and headed to Wall Street. We decided to visit the New York Stock Exchange as Pete and myself love the TV series “Suits”, so we really wanted to see the area and walk around. We walked by the New York Stock Exchange and awed at all of the high rise offices and buildings around Wall Street. There were some really cool restaurants and cafes around here so we decided to take a break and stopped for a drink.
Okay, so after this we walked down towards Byrant Park to take the Statan Island Ferry. Now this was something that sounded great when we were doing our research but in my opinion I would give this a miss if you were contemplating doing it. The views are amazing of the skyline and Lady Liberty but, I found this quite boring. It takes 45 mins each way and they leave quite frequently, but, you have to get the Ferry back to Manhattan too. So just make sure you run around to the terminal or else you’ll be left waiting a half hour for the ferry back like we did! So over all this took like 2.5 hours out of our afternoon. Even though this was my least favourite things we did, it was one of Pete’s favourites.
We also had planned to cycle across the Brooklyn Bridge as this is beside the Statan Island Ferry station, but, unfortunately when we got to the bike rental place they wouldn’t accept our Visa debit cards and we didn’t have a credit card so we couldn’t rent the bikes, which was disappointing. So bear that in mind if you are planning to rent bikes.
After this we took the subway to Little Italy for a meal which was exactly what we needed after a long day of sightseeing! This was probably my favourite meals of the holiday, if you like Italian food you must visit Little Italy for some good grub.
Day 4 in New York were a little less hectic than the previous two, thank God. I was so out of sorts from the jet lag and so tired from our 17km walking we did on the Friday and all of Ferry taking on the Saturday. I was grateful just to be strolling around the city and taking it all in. Everywhere you go is so different to the next, with so much to see and do its impossible to do everything!
But this was SHOPPING DAY! I was so excited because myself and Pete decided that we would go shopping this day, which meant a trip to Sephora, day made! If you want to know everything I bought in Sephora you can see it here. We also visited Macys and strolled around 5th Avenue and went to the amazing Apple store, which is literally insane and crowded with people!
We also went to see The Lion King on Broadway which needless to say, was outstanding! I would highly recommend this show if you haven’t seen it, but everything on Broadway is great, so you wont be disappointed no matter what you see.