New York City

For ages, our little guy has been obsessed with seeing the Statue of Liberty. We thought for sure we’d get to do a trip over spring break or the summer, but Covid had other plans. Still, with things calmed down a little while, we decided to plan a surprise socially distant trip to NYC for him. We stayed near Times Square and could not believe how empty the city was!

We drove into the city on a Saturday morning and went straight to Liberty State Park to meet the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. I’ve been before, but I forgot what a sight it is! After walking around, we caught a ferry back and went to check out our hotel. (Which might have been the highlight of the trip for the kiddo – his first hotel stay and sharing a room with Mom and Dad!)

For dinner, we went to Eataly and ate out on the sidewalk. We went to Times Square and visited the M&M store. We spent entirely too much money on Orange-Vanilla M&Ms thinking they would taste like creamsicles, but they didn’t.

In the morning, we grabbed coffee and a smoothie at Joe and the Juice and headed to Central Park. We only saw the teeniest tiniest fraction of the park, but I’m sure we’ll be back someday! After that, we went to Rockefeller Center, bought a souvenir at the LEGO store, got more coffee and snacks at Blue Bottle, and ate outside in front of the fountain. Then we headed up to the Top of the Rock to check out the views of the city.

We didn’t really encounter many crowds, but everywhere we went, people were masked up!

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