East Coast Trip (New York City)

The East Coast Trip continued with a trip to New York City. This was my first time back since 2013 and it was one of my top places to visit during my trip.

With Tito Noel, Tita Malyn, and Brianna, we took about a four hour drive from Ashburn, VA. The scenic route that we took was absolutely spectacular with gorgeous landscapes and houses, and passing through cities in Pennsylvania such as Gettysburg and the capital of Harrisburg.

At the Meadowlands River Inn in Secaucus, NJ where we were staying, an advertisement of the NFL Experience in Times Square struck an idea in my head to visit.

Once I arrived in New York City, I had one day to visit the places I planned on seeing while enduring the freezing cold weather! The tour began with a subway ride to the Brooklyn Bridge to walk across with all the other tourists. Then, another subway ride took me to Grand Central Terminal, followed by a walk down 42nd Street to Times Square.

Upon arrival, I had to check out the NFL Experience I’ve been hearing about and it turned out to be a great experience! From a simulator ride of an actual football game, to trying out different activities, and part taking in the Super Bowl victory celebration, it was a football fan’s dream come true!

Besides football, the NBA Store was another highlight to this trip because there were lots of NBA gear for everyone’s favorite teams, including my Sacramento Kings.

The other landmarks I covered were Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Out of all the places I saw, the highlight was definitely Times Square at night because all the nightlife taking place and no trip would be complete without doing it!

Of course, I had to eat like a New Yorker, so New York Style Pizza from a pizzeria on 8th Avenue and New York Style Cheesecake from Junior’s did the trick! 

Although I had a great time in New York City, I didn’t get a chance to cover all the places I wanted to see, so here’s my list for the places I need to visit on my next trip to New York:

-Empire State Building

-Statue of Liberty

-Ellis Island

-Central Park

-New York Public Library

-Wall Street

-New York Stock Exchange

-Ground Zero/911 Memorial

-Madison Square Garden

-Carnegie Hall


-Little Italy


-Yankee Stadium

In addition to all that, I need to eat New York Deli and have a New York Bagel, take more rides on the subway, and ride in a taxi cab to become a true New Yorker! Can’t wait till my next trip to New York!