I am back with the next couple of days of the New York Diaries. You can catch up on my previous post here if you would like to read that before this post.
We are now onto Saturday of our trip and this was a day that I very excited about because it was the day to see the Statue of Liberty! If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen a picture I posted where I said how much it meant to me. So if you want to read a little more about that then go and check that out!
Anyway firstly we left our room about 9 am to go and grab some breakfast from this cute little Bakery near us. It was very nice and I got a tea and croissant, whereas Ryan opted for a juice with his croissant. Overall it was lovely and we both enjoyed it.
Then we started our hour long trek to Battery Park (where you can get the ferry to the Island). It wasn’t too bad walking there, but it was already humid and I was sweating so much it was horrible. We ended up getting there a bit early so we sat and ate some lunch and then headed over to the que to see if we could get in any earlier.
Alas the lady let us in! Of course you have to get through the security, but it didn’t take that long and we had priority que as we had booked our tickets in advance. I will mention that I actually made the decision to book before we actually flew out to America because tickets tend to go fast! This is even more so if you want to go up the Statue, but we just decided to walk around the bottom.
Once finally on the boat it was a little rocky and Ryan slipped straight away
(he was all fine and we both laughed about it). But as we started to get a bit closer I started to feel myself get a bit more emotional. I could see Lady Liberty and it was just surreal. A complete dream come true.
I honestly loved walking around the Island. It was hot, there was a cute jazz band playing and we went into this museum and got to watch the history of Lady Liberty which was cool. I love a bit of history, so this was a nice experience.
After we finished with this Island we got the boat back and headed straight for Brooklyn Bridge. It was beautiful and honestly if we went back again we would definitely love to go for sunrise! The only downfall is that it was incredibly busy, and yes the views were stunning but it’s never nice stuck in a massive crowd.
Then as it was near we headed to the 9/11 memorial museum. We did have to wait for an hour as it was still busy, but once we got in it was heart warming. Walking around it was emotional and of course I just didn’t feel right taking pictures. However, I definitely recommend going to this if you are in New York.
After this we were absolutely knackered (I mean we did a LOT this day) and it was just after 6 pm so we decided to head back. Again we had to attempt our 1 hour long walk (I mean we chose to do this so its our fault), but on the way back we were starving and saw this pizza place. Therefore, of course we decided to share this absolute ginormous pizza! Plus it tasted amazing.
This day we wanted to be a bit more relaxing as we had walked a lot the last few days. So we decided to go up the Rockefeller centre in the morning. I chose this one because I wanted a picture of Empire State Building whilst I was up high. But I know you can go up that too or do both if that is what you wanted.
However, I am glad we chose the Rockefeller because it was AMAZING and the views were breathtaking. Honestly it blew my breath away, and I could have stayed up there forever. I think we actually were up there for a while.
I definitely recommend going up the Rockefeller it was just soo cool! Also if we went back we would love to go up during the evening as well.
The rest of this day was a bit more relaxed and we just explored the shops locally so that is why I combined these two days into 1 post.
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Let me know any places you have visited that you loved? Or anywhere you want to visit?
Gemma Jayne x