Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Exciting Things To Do In New York City In The Spring

 I'm jealous.

My daughter got to go to New York City over Spring Break. Mind you, yes, I did get to go last summer, but she got to do more cool things there. 

For example, she saw Pier 54. If you don't know why this is cool, well, it's where the Titanic survivors came through the steel arch. You can still see where it says White Star Line and Cunard (they eventually combined) in faded letters. She took this picture from the boat ride but she actually got to go closer. I am jealous.

She also got to go to Lexington and 52nd street.

That's the spot where Marilyn Monroe stood during the Seven Year Itch shoots where she wore that famous white dress and it blew up around her. Joe Dimaggio, her husband at the time, was not happy. Natalie was excited to stand on the exact spot even though there was a van behind her with a man who kept popping up looking baffled. History, dude. Learn it.

She went into the Plaza Hotel. We've only walked by it before. She saw the area where they could have tea. It's $140. But one day we hope to do it. Or maybe she can do it and I'll sit across from her and take pics of her enjoying? I don't know. Anyway, it was gorgeous inside. She was also dying because a scene from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was filmed there. 

She went to FAO Schwartz and this cool Barbie box was there:

You can ice skate at Rockefeller Center. I've seen Tik Toks from New Yorkers who say they like to go there and watch the tourists wipe out. Natalie didn't get to ice skate but if she did, she'd have probably fallen down.

She did the behind the scenes tour of Radio City Music Hall and LOVED It. These were the original doors and Marilyn Monroe probably went through them because she was there in the 50s for a movie premiere. Natalie was freaking out. She's always had an old soul. If you like history, do the tour!

I recommend a movie & show tour and a guide will take you to spots where popular films and TV programs were shot. Natalie got to do this and naturally they went to the Ghostbusters firehouse:

They also saw the Friends building. Of course we all know it's shot on a sound stage in California, but outside shots were here. 

They went to a ton of different spots and drove by Katz's Delicatessen, which is featured in When Harry Met Sally. She sent me this text and of course I knew what it was! One day we'll go. 

They got to go to the Modern Art Museum aka MoMA. I'm sure you recognize this famous work:

She also loves Monet and was excited to see his paintings:

They went to Washington Square Park that has been in many films and TV shows. Natalie was mostly excited that it was on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and When Harry Met Sally.

And of course they show Broadway shows. They got to see 3. Her absolutely favorite was Some Like It Hot. It's at the Shubert Theatre and yes, it's based off the Marilyn Monroe film. Natalie was obsessed with the costumes and songs. She says go see it. They also saw Sweeney Todd (she also enjoyed that one. Gaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things is in it.) Plus Kimberly Akimbo, which she also thought was fabulous. She bought the necklace from the show. 

Naturally they also went to Times Square. 

They went to a bunch of other places as well. The Met, Little Italy, Chinatown, etc...she absolutely loves NYC. She says yes, sometimes there are too many people, but for the most part she enjoys the vibe. Plus she's getting to know the area so she thinks she could get around without getting lost. Maybe. 

But she hopes to make it back one day.


  1. New York is a fun place to visit. I love that Barbie Box prop!

  2. Looks like she had a blast there this year! I honestly would not let my daughter go there alone right now with the rampant crime but she seems to have had the best time and created memories to last a lifetime!

  3. My son just got back from New York and said it was the most exciting place he has ever been to. I must go there someday.

  4. Sounds like she had a lot of fun. I would also love to go there sometime. I think it would be such an amazing experience.

  5. My kids have been asking about going to NYC, and we are about a 2 hr drive. It would be fun to take them when the weather warms up and check out these attractions.

  6. It sounds like she had a great time. I’ve always wanted to go to New York, maybe one day. I want to tour Central Park and see the toy store they shot home alone 2 from.

  7. I can't wait to take my kids to NYC! It's only a hour drive away from my sister house, and there are so many exciting attractions to explore. We're definitely planning a trip when the weather warms up.

  8. Wow, this seems like such an exciting experience! I'd love to do a behind the scenes tour of Radio City Music Hall :)

  9. Wow what a fun trip! I'd love to go back to NYC and see all the cool movie spots I love that were filmed there. I'm also a huge fan of the show Felicity. I'm dying to go to Dean & Deluca.

  10. New York is a really wonderful and amazing place to visit specially with the whole family! Lots of exciting things to do here!

  11. Ah, I need to go back to NYC. I love that your daughter did it based on movies. I'm also obsessed with Marilyn so I would go to the same spots too.

  12. She got to do so much cool stuff! I love her pictures, especially her recreation of the Marilyn Monroe picture. Cute!

    Katie C

  13. It looks like she's having a great time! I would love to visit New York City some day!

  14. Loving the chronicles of Natalie! Plaza Hotel has such a beautiful stained glass ceiling!!

  15. NYC is such a fun place to visit, and best to do it during your youth while you can appreciate the city more and walk everywhere. As you get older it becomes more of pain for sure LOL!

  16. Such a helpful guide! New York is on my bucket list. I hope to visit this place someday 😍

    Everything Enchanting ❤️

  17. Someday I would like to visit this place and it is so beautiful in the spring. Thanks for sharing those pics!

  18. I would love to visit MoMA someday! Thanks for sharing your experience!


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