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

5 Places I’d Like to Revisit

1. New York City

This photo is from my first time as an adult in New York City. My cousin lives an hour’s bus ride away so we visited this past Christmas and hopped on the bus which took us to the middle of Manhattan. Perfect! We only spent the day there so I feel like I still haven’t really seen New York. I’d like to spend several days or even a week and spend some time in Queens and Brooklyn as well. 

New York City: A Day During Christmas Week 2013
Outside the famous restaurant in Seinfeld!

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