We couldn’t leave New York City without getting pizza. We went to Patsy’s Pizzeria. It was so good. My favorite thing about dining out up North is you can order iced tea and it will be unsweetened. It’s the little things. This is our last post from NYC. Next stop Pennsylvania. Stay Classy and Thanks for stopping by.
We are giant kids. We tend to go to all the brightly colored, fun stores. We went to Toys R Us, P!Q, Hershey, and Fao Schwarz. New York City has some of the best shopping in the world, but all we want to do is have fun and we don’t do glitz and glam. We had the best time at these stores. Hope you enjoy our photos below.
Toys R Us
What are some of your favorite stores in your town? We would love to hear from you. Stay Classy and thanks for stopping by!
With a hashtag on Instagram like BurgerBallin how could you not check it out. Shake Shack is so good. We got burgers and shared a fry. It was the best burger I’ve ever had. Shake Shack just opened in Atlanta, so now I can have that delicious burger whenever I want. I’m so glad our first experience at the Shack was in New York City where it all started.
If you ever have the opportunity to try the Shake Shack you will get hooked. You have been warned!
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Rockefeller Center is an amazing place. There are shops, restaurants, NBC studios, an observation deck, and much more. You can get lost trying to navigate the “Rock.” We got lost more than once and ended up in the subway one time. I know, crazy right! It was so worth it in the end because the views from the observation deck on the 86th floor are incredible.
We didn’t have tickets to go to the observation deck, so we had to wait in a long line. I highly suggest buying your tickets online before you go so you don’t have to wait in line. We finally got our tickets, but the closest time we could get was an hour and half away. We decided to explore. We went to a few shops, got a pretzel, went to the NBC store, and still had a little time to spare. We went back to the entrance to the observation deck and they let us in a little early. All of the employees are super nice except for the line monitor ladies. They are pushy and loud but I guess that is part of the job description. First you have to go through security and wait in a few more lines before you arrive to the elevator that takes you to the 86th floor. The elevator ride was my least favorite part but it only takes 43 seconds to reach the observation deck. Be aware that your ears will pop going up and coming down due to the change in pressure, chewing gum will help.
Finally we reached the top of the rock. There is a little shop at the top where you can purchase a souvenir and glass doors to where the New York City Skyline awaits to be photographed. It is truly amazing. Make sure you have quarters with you so you can use the viewfinder. We could see the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River, multiple bridges, and much more. We spent thirty minutes just looking it was great. We were walking toward the exit and saw a sign that pointed to an upstairs area so we decided to check it out and thank goodness we did because we got to go up even higher. It cost $29 a person but it is worth every penny.
Below are our tips for visiting Rockefeller Center and going up to the observation deck.
1. Buy your tickets online before you go.
2. Have chewing gum for the elevator.
3. Have quarters for the viewfinder. ( fifty cents per view )
4. Go upstairs once you get to the 86th floor for an even better view.
5. Don’t forget your camera. (Phone)
6. Have fun.
We had the best time and will go every time we go to New York. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. See you all Monday with the winner of the giveaway. Stay Classy and Thanks for stopping by!
New York City is known as the concrete jungle for a couple of reasons. The first reason is because Manhattan is almost completely paved besides Central Park , Riverside Park, and a few other green spots. The second is because a jungle is a dangerous and a survival of the fittest atmosphere. There is just something different about NYC. Everything is fast paced and everyone is in a hurry. Being from Georgia where no one does anything in hurry, it was definitely a culture shock. We still had an awesome time in New York this week. We did some tourists activities but we tried to fit in the best we could. We went to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Coney Island, rode the subway, ate pizza, ate at the Shake Shack, and went to a bunch of stores. This is just the first of many posts about NYC. Below are just some of the photos of the city. Check back soon to see more about New York. Don’t forget about our giveaway of the travel notebook. Like us on Facebook to win. Thanks for stopping by!