Monday, December 19, 2011

Jess and Matt take New York

(Still sticking with the Kardashian shout outs...)

Remember how I said we were going to New York after Christmas?
Umm, we are really going to New York. Like going to be doing it up in New York. Like big timers.  

We have never been to New York before, so when Matt's dad and Step-mom offered to take the family to New York as Christmas gifts for a family fun get away we couldn't say yes quick enough. Unfortunately, due to some people's lack of interest, others' scheduling conflicts, and others' fears of flying, no one wanted to go but Matt and I. So guess what, Matt and I are going to New York next week!

The whole trip has been being planned for us by his parents, but all the details have been a secret...until last night. And now we can not wait to go knowing how much fun stuff we have in store! Matt's parents definitely are spoiling us!

Here's a sneak peak:

We are going to the Phantom of the Opera and The Rockettes!

We are staying here:
The W Hotel in Times Square!!

We have a tour on Wednesday and will see the 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, and a bunch of other awesome touristy sights.

Since we have never been before, I am sure we will be overwhelmed and amazed by the city and the sights.  We really don't have any other plans other than these, anyone have any suggestions? Places we should eat at??

We definitely want to stress how freaking amazing this trip is and how thankful we are to Matt's parents for giving us this once in a lifetime gift!


  1. Jess! You will LOVE New York! I went last February and it was amazing. A couple of reccomendations...

    Eat at a restaurtant called Ippudo. Hands down, the best restaurant we went to. We saw it on the Food Network before we went and it really was all it was cracked up to be.

    If you see this street cart, TRY IT (get it with the spekuloos spread). You won't be sorry!

    You must, must, MUST visit Eataly owned by Mario Battali. It will blow your mind!

    The Shake Shack is awesome for a quick burger.

    Probably the most fun we had was at Chelsea Market. It's a definite. It's almost underground and has the cutest shops and restaurants.

    Enjoy! You will have a BLAST! And pack warm :)

  2. You will LOVE NYC -- one of my favorite places. I agree the Shake Shack is really good for a casual burger. The red double decker buses do a good tour and provide nice transportation around the city. You can hop on and off all over the place. Can't wait to see pictures. Have fun and stay warm!

  3. YAY! You're coming to NYC! I wish I didn't have to work so I could come in and meet you too in real life!