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Travel Blog: Central Park to SoHo!

Travel Blog: Central Park to SoHo!

Travel Blog: Central Park to Soho!


After two long weeks of technical difficulties I can finally share the rest of my trip! Travel Blog: Central Park & SoHo! shares all my¬†shopping adventures in Manhattan.ūüėćFrom the beautiful architecture¬†¬†to the drop dead gorgeous clothes, Manhattan has it all.¬†The day after my¬†Rockefeller Center experience (read my travel blog here) we had an exciting day of shopping! The subway left us right on 5th ave. next to Central Park.¬†ūüėĀ¬†We decided to take a quick stroll! I had one of those moments where I had to stop and look twice! It was like a dream; the park, and the fact that I was in NY again.ūüėܬ†After composing myself we worked our way up to the shops¬†(or down?) ¬†As soon as you cross the street you start seeing everything:¬†The Plaza,¬†Bergdorf Goodman,¬†Tiffany & Co., under ground¬†Apple store, and so much more! I made it a point to only shop in places that we didn’t have back in LA; with the exception of special lines (like¬†LimeCrime¬†in Urban Outfitters!!ūüėÜ). We worked our way down (or up) to¬†St. Patricks Cathedral, and then had a late lunch/early dinner at¬†Grand Central Terminal.¬†ūüöāWe ended the night by sharing ¬†some of the fun facts I remembered, while gazing¬†at the beautiful¬†astronomical¬†ceiling, and shared¬†secrets in the whisper gallery.¬†ūüėĆ


The next day was shopping in¬†SoHo! The day¬†was a bit gloomy, and wet. We started off by taking a walk through¬†Prospect Park. Then got on¬†the subway that dropped us off in the heart of¬†Chinatown.¬†We found a place and enjoyed a warm¬†cup of¬†coffee.‚ėēÔłŹ¬†Chinatown is a great place to souvenir shop, and have even better dumplings (or so I’ve heardūüėŹ). We then walked through¬†Little Italy¬†and out to SoHo where we had breakfast at¬†Black Seed. It took us awhile to find the quaint¬†bagel shop, but when we did I had the best bagel in my life.ūüėč#truth‚účūüŹĽ¬†After we were well feed (and yes this bagel was very filling) we shopped!¬†ūüė欆We did more sight seeing then actual shopping, so we decided to visit the 9/11 memorial. We met a NY Police Officer who talked to us for over 2 hours!!! He shared his experience in the force, best places to eat, 9/11, travel, fun facts; I could go on forever, but at the end of the night we found out his father who was in 9/11, retired shortly after and opened¬†a Colombian restaurant in Brooklyn…what are the odds?! ¬†¬†and then if our night couldn’t get better we jumped on a subway to¬†Time Square. ¬†We ended the night by¬†having a Cuban dinner and walked around in¬†The Center of the Universe.¬†‚̧ԳŹ


Some tips worth sharing if you plan on visiting NYC soon:

  • Don’t need to spend money to have fun.¬†New York is filled with shopping spots, but don’t feel the pressure to¬†buy things. Save your $$ for special items.
  • Shop Unique.¬†Flying to NY to shop at the Forever 21? ummm no. Try to find those unique stores that you can only find in the Big Apple.
  • Plan meal ideas.¬†Make sure you make a list of places you want to eat, in your groups budget, and area you’re in. Hours can’t be waisted in deciding on a place.
  • Establish a “Friend check”.¬†Better to be safe than sorry. Ask a friend to watch your back (-pack), and you’ll watch hers. Comes in handy in overwhelming moments, and crowded places. (against pit pocketing, unsupervised shopping bags, coats, credit cards, etc)
  • Visit¬†One World Trade Center.¬†Tallest in the Western Hemisphere; It’s next to the 9/11 memorial, and the 9/11 museum. Take in the city from the 106th floor at sunset, and at night visit the lights of the memorial.

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