Being a Tourist in NYC

Hi Everyone!

So I have started to research and plan our anniversary trip to New York this summer and I could use some advice from anyone familiar with the city. I have never been to NY and K has only been for business so we want to have the whole tourist experience in 3-4 days. 
I have two friends that live in Manhattan and both girls advised me against staying in Times Square area because "it's too crowded" and "crazy expensive".  Funny enough, I think we actually want to stay in the heart of all the action and experience the craziness of NY.  Less walking and shorter taxi rides to get to the main attractions sounds better to me... but maybe I'm wrong or missing something?

I've found a cute hotel in the heart of Times Square. Now I want to get some advice on the must-sees and dos for a tourist in NYC. I'm interested in anything from pubs/bars, food/restaurants, shopping, shows, monuments/museums and any other attractions that aren't crazy expensive.

I know I want to see the obvious - Times Square, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Central Park...Any other tips or advice would be mucho appreciated :-)

I'm joining Lisette today for the Just Because Linkup.



  1. i have never been to new york but I want to so bad!! you guys will have a blast!

  2. Stopping by from the linkup and am your new follower! Love your blog title btw, so so cute :)


  3. I am planning to go in April so if I see something awesome, I will come back and recommend it :)

  4. Love New York City! I recommend Serendipity for some frozen hot chocolate.

    Thanks for linking up! Check out my Confessions party tomorrow on my blog!

  5. NYC was my favorite trip, I fell in love! My recommendation is to go online and by the "NY Pass" before you go. It is like $100 plus some per person but it gives you access to every tourist site/museum, etc. It was well worth the money and super convenient. It also helps you plan where you want to go. It includes everything from Madame Tusseaud's wax museum to the statue of liberty. Have fun :)