I fell in love with the city even though I was only there for 48 hours. My life was changed by the face pace, the lights, the openness and friendliness of the city. It was more than I could ever imagine and I cannot wait to go back.

View from the uber as we arrived to our hotel in Times Square

It poured rain the entire time we were there. We bought umbrellas and headed out regardless. A little rain never hurt anyone!

My sister, me (ignore the drowned rat look) and my friend Beth.

We had dinner a Trattoria Del Arte with one of my sorority sisters who lives in Brooklyn. The dinner was amazing! I completely recommend it if you are looking for tasty Italian.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Beth took us all around the city to see the department store window displays. Sak’s was my favorite.

THE Rockefeller Christmas Tree, the day before lighting

Radio City 

Times Square

New York Public Library

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I could have stayed there all day. We checked out the medieval time period and the exhibit by Anna Wintour on costumes. Simply breathtaking.

The Plaza Hotel

Home Alone 2 was one of my favorite childhood movies so we had to stop in at The Plaza Hotel. I made reservations for us to have afternoon tea and it did NOT disappoint.

The rest of the afternoon we wandered down fifth avenue going in shops and famous stores. But my favorite stop was St Thomas’s cathedral.

We finally got to do what we came there for. I managed to get my hands on two FACE valued tickets for Hamtilon on Broadway six months ago.

I laughed, I cried, I was amazed. It was better than I could ever dreamt it to be.

And just like that, it was over. I cannot wait to go back. There were so many things I didn’t get to do, like go to the top of the Empire State Building, see Trinity Church, Ground Zero, Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, take a stroll in Central Park and explore Brooklyn. I am going to try to go back this spring, for sure and hopefully it won’t be raining the whole time.

Regardless, my sister and I loved it. It was everything this small town girl wanted it to be plus so much more.