Monday, February 17, 2014

If You're Coming to New York City...

A few weeks ago a blog buddy sent me an email. Her son and a friend of his would be in New York City for the Big Game and they had one day for sightseeing. What would I recommend that they see? There's a lot to see in New York City and though I've lived here since 1975 there's always something new for me to visit. But I gave her request some thought and this is my quick one-day list for visitors to New York City.

Central Park is beautiful... 

 Whether snow covered...

Or in Greenery.


If it's Christmas Time Rockefeller Center is a must.

Times Square at night is on my list. 

But the my favorite top spots to visit are in Lower Manhattan.

Whether it's the view of New York Harbor from the World Financial Center...

Or the World Trade Center Site Rebuilding...

Or the top spot on my sightseeing list for New York City, our beloved Lady in the Harbor.

It might not be easy to them all in one day, but if the weather and the subway cooperate it could work, and what a great day it would be. 

I love to travel and one of my goals is to visit all fifty states. I've got eight left to see and I know there are lots of sights in the states I have visited yet to see. I've also got some spots across both oceans that I'm eager to visit, too. If I was traveling to your town what are the top spots you would recommend to me? I just might pop in for a visit!

Happily today was sunny and it's definitely easier to walk outside. I did my mile walk and a few errands on the way. Tomorrow is my rescheduled card class and I'm hoping to learn some new tricks for Valentine's Day next year. Please remember one of the sweetest bloggers anywhere, our dear Lura, in your prayers. She is hospitalized with complications of surgery and I am joining her friends and family around the world in prayers for a speedy recovery. 

As always thanks for visiting. Wishes for sunny days and cozy evenings!  

49 comments:

Terra said...

Prayers for Lura's healing. Your one day tour of NYC ideas sound like great choices.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

New York has so many interesting things to see and do, it would be hard to come up with something to equal it around here. I live in a historic area and Valley a Forge park is a very short drive away. I also love gardens and there are some of the loveliest within a short distance. Longwod Gardens is a must see and even in the depths of winter, there are beautiful things to be seen there.

Simply Linda said...

Keeping your friend in prayer..

Well.Buttercup, your only 6 hrs from me/us..so you can hop on the train & I will pick you up in Rochester. Not much to see in our little town..so..we shall visit Rochester and the campus of RIT. Or..no..wait..we can visit my sons campus then. OH no..we can go to Corning and the Glass museum!! OH what a nice time that would be. Blessings

Lynda said...

Our older daughter was in NYC last summer. They stayed at a hotel across from Central Park. She learned the subway system quickly and visited quite a few places - - including a ferry ride around The Lady. She liked the walking path that is on top of an old railway line.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I'll keep your friend in my prayers.

If you visited Altavista, Virginia, I would take you to Avoca, the former home of a Revolutionary War officer; I'd take you on a couple of short trips to nearby Appomattox Courthouse and to the National D-Day Memorial; and if you were interested, we could visit several nearby Virginia wineries. So pack your bags! :-)

Theresa said...

I haven't been there in years but I REALLY wanna come back and see all of those sights:) My Niece was up there during Christmas and enjoyed it VERY much! Enjoy your week dear friend, HUGS!

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a plan having all those places to visit. Prayers for your friend.

Jacquelineand.... said...

All the best to Luna.

In my town? I would most definitely recommend the CANDLES Holocaust museum. http://www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org/

And for a lovely meal try Umi Grill Sushi Bar http://www.umigrillsushibar.com/

Sola Scriptura said...

It would be amazing to visit all the spots you recommended! Take care and please keep us updated on Luna.

Lynn said...

What a great photo tour-you have cool travel goals. And certainly Prayers out to your friend.

Stephanie said...

Praying for your friend, dear Carol! Your photos are so pretty - now I want to come visit :) Hugs to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll keep Lura in my prayers. And oh, how I would love to see the Statue of Liberty and Central Park. Maybe one of these days...! Hugs!

Tamara Willis said...

I have always wanted to visit New York City. I am planning to save this information for future reference. Maybe I will get to travel in the near future. Of course, it would need to be on warmer days! Thanks for sharing the info

Sharon said...

I would LOVE for you to come to my town for a visit. And you should know that Bill repeatedly says when he is past his treatments and regains some strength, one of the first places on his list to come back to is NYC and your name ALWAYS pops up in that conversation. I'd love for that to be this spring, but doubt it- probably in the fall.

Vita said...

New York fascinates me so much. Lately, I've been having very vivid dreams about being in New York, so I think it's my subconscious trying to send signs to me! I'll definitely keep your list in mind if I go there one day!

M Dawson said...

We visited and say the things you recommend. We also love the Guggenheim Museum and saw a HUGE Bill Viola video installation that held everyone mesmerised! I love the book Mapping Manhattan too!

Jenny said...

I have never been to NYC but would really like to visit someday. All of the places you listed would be on my list of where I would like to visit.

I live in the midwest on a farm (culture shock to both of us, if either visited!)

Girl4God28 said...

I absolutely love New York City! There is so much to see there! Each time I go I never have time enough for everything I want to see. If you were to come to Arizona, the Grand Canyon is definitely a must, but that would definitely take the entire day ;)

Dawn said...

Praying with you for Lura. I loved the pictures you shared. The Lady In the Harbor would be top on my list. It makes me think of Emma Lazarus' poem, 'The New Colossus'.

I live in a humble rural area outside of town, so the closest thing I would encourage you to 'see' would maybe be the trails and the natural beauty of the midwest, like Starved Rock, which wind around and throughout Nothern and Central Illinois. Of course, Chicago, is a must if you are this close.

Patty Mejia-Burke said...

It would be fun to see Rockerfeller Center at Christmas time, even though I can't ice skate. And to check out all the ethnic neighborhoods and EAT all the different kinds of food.

Ali Gilbert said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Relaxed Thairapy said...

I would love to visit NYC one day. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos. I really want to see the lighting of the Christmas tree.
Divachyk @Relaxed Thairapy

Tanai M Goldwire said...

Hi Buttercup! I am a native New Yorker and I like all your sightseeing choices and pics. If I had to add one it would be The Botanical Gardens in either Brooklyn or the Bronx. They are beautiful any time of year.

Angi said...

What a great idea for a post! I just might do a similar post about the great sightseeing spots in our state, New Mexico. We have lots of unique things including alien themed stuff in Roswell, hot air balloon festivals, the white sands area, and a ton of fantastic mom and pop restaurants.

Cherie Liwanag said...

I tried leaving a comment the first time and got an error. So delete if you receive a duplicate.

A visit to New York is on my list of places to visit. I want to see and do so many things when I go. Especially see some shows!

If you haven't visit us already, Chicago has many beautiful sites and places to go. I recommend the SkyDeck (if you're not afraid of heights) or just look at the city from the top of Willis Tower. During the summer, Grant Park is beautiful and the Bean is fun to see. If shopping is your fancy, the Magnificent Mile or State street is perfect. Then you can grab a bit to eat at the Signature Room inside the John Hancock. Or you can grab something small and sit on the lakefront. Like New York, there's just so much to do and see!

Anastasia Carpenter said...

Hi Buttercup, I had trouble with my first message too, so I'll try again. I've never actually been to New York City. Perhaps someday, I'm sure there is lots to see and do. But I'm more of a country person. I prefer wide open spaces and low population densities :-) My travel bucket list includes visiting as many of our National Parks as I can. I love camping and hiking. Blessings!

raisingatiger said...

Forgot to log in first so I don't know if my first comment made it. I really like your post. New York has always been on my bucket list but I've never been there. Whenever people come to my tiny town I try to show them the Citadel. It was built in 1549 if I remember right and has a really neat history, part cool, part gruesome.

Liz Clouse said...

I hope to visit NYC one day. Those are all placed that I would love to visit. It seems pretty intimidating to me though, so big and so many people. I also want to see Washington DC and go to the Smithsonian.

Annesphamily said...

You are such a doll posting this! Jeremy and Zach had a blast. They got around the subway system and enjoyed their short trip there. I would always recommend our mountains to anyone coming to Colorado. Jeremy has a friend who's grandparents own a beautiful place in Vail, CO. I would try to take you there for a visit. On the golf course. So nice having your coffee on their patio. Sigh! My father was a steel worker and in my and hubbys hometown of Pueblo there is a museum dedicated to the glory years of the steel industry. They also have the river walk and lots of fun shops and things to do. Colorado Springs has lots of great places to visit including Pikes Peak, their zoo at the base of it and a tea shop in Old Colorado City owned by a lady who blogs here too. I like visiting the Denver Zoo and the Denver Mint. Lots of clicking and clanking there making coins! Oh Carol, you are a doll! Thanks for this great post. I have not been blogging a lot and need to get caught up. I was hooked on pinterest for a while and of course Face Book! Thanks for the fun trip in your city.

Leila Kennedy said...

How fun! I have never been to NY but I think Time Square would definitely be a must - and Central Park. Going down by the water looks absolutely stunning and I am sure one day would need to be devoted strictly to that! What beautiful places to visit!

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Debbie Kee said...

We're returning to NY and can't wait to include all your suggestions on our must-see list. On our first visit, we saw most of what you suggested, however, we were spent a good amount of time making decisions and did not take full advantage of each location. This time, we're going to plan it out before we get there. Thanks for sharing!

Jen Macknick said...

I would love to one day visit NYC! It's on my bucket list.

If you wanted to visit me, I live in a small Northern Town. We have a National Award Winning brewery. We have an accredited University, known for it's Natural Resources and Teaching programs. And well, of course our cheese factories! Can't miss out on those.

sbunny85 said...

I visited NYC for weekend as a child and would love to go back for a better view. I'm a bit of a theatre buff so I'd have to stand on Broadway!
I live in Nottingham - you should probably visit the Castle and hear tales of Robin Hood. And although it's not technically in my town, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is a must. It's said that Jane Austen based her Pemberley from Pride and Prejudice on the Chatsworth Estate and it is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Diana Branco said...

oh fun! I would love to visit New York, I haven't been there since I was a child.
If you were coming here... Lincoln, NE
We have a really pretty sunken gardens, a children's zoo, and um oh we have a big nature park with lots of trails and buffalo

Kerrific Kerr said...

I'm from Idaho but love to travel and have had a chance to visit 47 of the 50 states so far. New York is a favorite, partially because it means family, but it is an amazing place to see. Thanks for the photos and the awesome reminders of good times!

Teresa Jungling said...

Great pictures and suggestions for visiting sites in NY! I've never been to the city, but hope to one of these days. I'm from Michigan (in Metro Detroit)! West Michigan and Northern Michigan are beautiful and have a ton of outdoor things to see and do. Metro Detroit is nice too. There are museum's and lakes along with other things. It depends on what you enjoy, but I'm sure Michigan would have it:)!

Lyne A said...

I live in Florida so pick just one spot is kinda hard, FL is so long I havent seen all of it myself. either way the beach is always a win!

Jillian O'Keefe said...

I've only been to NYC once, but it was like a dream come true. I had wanted to go for my entire life and my boyfriend (now husband) and I went for 1 day. We didn't get to see everything on your list, but we got to see everything that we wanted to see.

It was an amazing, but tiring experiencing. I'd love to one day go back, we do only live 8 hrs away!

Great post, with a great list of places to visit.

Becky Mansfield said...

Loved this! I"ve never been to NYC, but we have family there, so now I get to see what they see! :)
Thanks!
Becky @ Yourmodernfamily.com and bloggingontheside.com

Amber Keinath said...

Love the pictures; they make me want to come visit NYC :)

Tamara Wiley said...

Beautiful pics, I really hope I can visit NYC someday!

Kimberly Elliott said...

I would love to be able to visit New York city and look around, as long as I had someone there to guide us. Dear Hubby and I got lost in New York on a drive through to Maine and it was so busy and crazy at 2 am in the rain that I wanted to cry. Then we ended up in the Bronx at 3am. It was kind of freaky.

But if I could be brave and a big city girl, I would love to see Central Park and Times Square and Lady Liberty and definietly a few Broadway shows.

Thanks for the dream. Someday, I'll give it a go. In the meantime, I'll enjoy my little town and the mountains we call home.

Desiree Arpin said...

I would be so excited to get to do all of that! I have been to New York, but none of those beautiful places! Thanks for the awesome pictures.

Emily said...

I lived in NYC for several years and when people came to visit but only for a day, we often took them on one of those double decked bus tours. It enabled us to get off and on as we wanted, not have to deal with the subway with multiple people and the view from the top of the bus was always great. As long as its an enclosed bus, it was always a good time (could be cold on the open ones in the winter). If they had more than one day, we would do that the first day and then go back to the things they wanted to spend more time on later.

Rachel Lavern said...

I have not yet visited New York, but it is on my list of places to visit. Low priority though because I am always heading out of the country whenever I have time to travel.

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Curls and Mo said...

I'm loving the sun in NYC today but I cannot for warm weather. I went to visit the tree this year for the first time in many years!

Lydia said...

I would love to go to NYC! Those pictures make me want to go even more. Added to the dream list!

Mercedes said...

Enjoy your time with your friend. I grew up in NY and there is still so many things I haven't seen.