Adventure : NYC & 5 Free Must Do's

Here are a few snip-bits from my trip to NYC and 5 things I absolutely loved about NYC that were free to do! But don't limit yourself to just these things! There were so much more to do and see in NYC. A city full of life and character.

Not in any specific order:

1. Central Park 

Spent a whole day strolling through Central Park and we still didn't see everything. It is truly an amazing park with different parts to it. The best part for me must be the fact that Laduree was on the way to the park for us :) we were able to grab some macarons at the same time!
Central Park Central Park

 2. Staten Island Ferry ride to see the Statue of Liberty

If you're not looking to pay to go to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and see Ellis Island, I recommend taking the Staten Island Ferry ride to Staten Island and back. It passes the beautiful lady and it is a fast ride back and forth. Takes a little over an hour round-trip. We bought some coffee and enjoyed our ride there and back; taking a quick break from the busy city to just chat.
Staten Island Ferry ride to see the Statue of Liberty Staten Island Ferry ride to see the Statue of Liberty

 3. The 9/11 Memorial - Ground Zero

This is definitely a place that should be visited by everyone. It was definitely on my list but I did not realize how deep of an impression it would give. The moment I stood next to where the twin towers should be, the memories of that day came rushing back. 
The 9/11 Memorial - Ground Zero

4. The Met ( Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Entry based on donations or how much you believe the value of your entry should be, the Met is a great place to visit for some inspiration. As once an aspiring starving artist, I find that no matter how many museums I visit, I always find something inspiring each time.

The Met : Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met : Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met : Metropolitan Museum of Art

 5. Rooftop Lounge for a view of the city :  The Press Lounge

Discouraged by a few of my friends and coworkers to not go up the Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building, they suggested I try one of the rooftop lounges and enjoy some drinks or appetizers while enjoying the view. The Press Lounge was recommended by Yelp and a local friend. We didn't have to purchase drinks but we ended up doing so and enjoyed our time just chatting the night away. It was out last night in the city and it was a great way to end, yet another amazing adventure.

The Press Lounge New York

Other recommendations: grab a bite to eat and sit near the Brooklyn Bridge, walk through Chelsea Market, night stroll through Time Square. There are so many other interesting things to do and see that it would take me days and days to list. I recommend finding a few places you love to see and see those places half of your trip and spending the other half just enjoying everything.

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