How to See the Ball Drop Without Standing in Times Square

Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve actually posted but I can’t wait to talk about my weekend in New York to watch the ball drop! My sister and I came into Manhattan from New Jersey on December 30th and we had a room at the Riu Plaza Times Square. If you’re looking for a hotel near Times Square, this one is a great choice. Literally a block away, next to an outdoor shopping market, and across the street from Pret A Manger.

Anyway, as this was my sister’s birthday/Christmas present from me, we went out for a nice dinner to celebrate and checked out Times Square on the way to The View restaurant, at the top of the New York Marriott Marquis. It was pretty interesting to see how Times Square was already set up – the stages were there and the fencing blocking out the space for the following night. Read more

Travel Tips: 6 Tips for a Midwesterner Visiting New York City

New York City: The world’s capital in many people’s opinions and a dream vacation destination to a bored Midwesterner. However, one coming from the land of cows and corn might not know how to navigate the crowded city of suffocation. Here are a few tips I learned after my first time solo in New York City. Read more

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