Sometime in , my boyfriend and I drove to NYC, sort of unplanned. It was a last minute thing, as we were craving for a road trip, so as soon as our schedule cleared up, we took the drive.
I wasn’t really planning on writing a blog about my travels at this time, and these photos were taken from an older iPhone that I had, so I tried to edit them as beautifully as I can. On my future travels though, I promise to take better pictures, but hopefully, these are enjoyable enough.
Our plan for this trip was to actually kill two birds with one stone. The bf has cousins who live in New Jersey, so we wanted to spend some time with them as well. We stayed seeking sugar daddy Tucson at their house for a few nights, and also hung out in Atlantic City and Philly with them.
While in New York, we stayed at the Hudson Hotel. It was a boutique hotel on 58th Street in Manhattan, across the street from Central Park. The hotel was quite stylish and had a very chic appeal, which means pretty but uncomfortable furniture. ?? Our one bedroom suite was quite roomy though for a New York hotel, although I heard that the regular room could pretty much fit nothing but a bed.
It felt very New Yorky inside – had that urban and “trendy” feel. It wasn’t exactly the type of place I was looking for, but I understood that in NYC, I was pretty lucky to have a spacious suite. The location was excellent, but the whole ambiance wasn’t something that I would normally prefer. The lobby and the hallways were quite dark (their style), but it did have a young and classy vibe, which I dugfort wise, I wouldn’t recommend it, but it did have a pretty cool New York character.
It’s not that I wouldn’t not come back to this hotel next time, but I would definitely love to see other options
The view from our suite. They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but at night, all I could see on the streets were a few people walking, probably just getting off work. Perhaps I just couldn’t see enough of the city from this tiny view.
The view from sky terrace on the rooftop was breathtaking. I’ve always preferred the laid back ocean/mountain/nature views, but this city view was somehow relaxing to me. I’m sorry for the big shadow on the picture, but there was another tall building across the street that blocked the sun.
He had never gone back since he left, so it was really exciting when we finally saw his old neighborhood, his elementary school, and I loved listening to all the childhood stories he shared while living there
Across the street from our hotel was Central Park. This was only my second time visiting New York, and this was my first time checking out Central Park. It was very nice to walk around and kind of hide from the traffic. This was the only spot in the whole city where I felt like people weren’t in such a hurry.
I know that you’re supposed to take the subway or cabs when you’re visiting NYC, but we’re a hard headed couple who prefer to drive on our own, so we opted for driving our own rental. It was fun to observe the whole city and people watch while I was sitting on the passenger side.
The boyfriend was actually born in Queens, NY and his family moved to Atlanta when he was just a little boy, so one of the reasons why we wanted to visit was to come back to his old neighborhood.