I got back from my trip in the east coast this past weekend, and was busy catching up on life back home. But, I am very excited to share with you about my adventures in the big city, and will be giving you a little taste of what my time was like! If you follow my Twitter and Instagram accounts, you’ll notice that my day-to-day was jam packed with plans.
My sister and I flew with Jet Blue, which is probably one of my favorite airlines here. They provide you with unlimited drinks and snacks, and they have more leg room in Economy than any other airliner. On top of that, who doesn’t love free Wifi?
For those of you who are prone to motion sickness, I highly recommend taking Bonine. I had taken it an hour before my flight, and felt entirely comfortable throughout the 5-hour plane ride. Since New York is 3 hours ahead, I basically spent the whole day in the air because my early morning start was now bed time hour. My sleepiness began to fade as I entered the Go Airlink Shuttle, provided by the hotel my sister and I was staying at. The minute our driver pressed on the gas, my sister and I held onto each other for dear life. With back-to-back traffic, the driver aggressively moved into another man’s lane and kept honking at the vehicles in front of him, urging them to move out of his way. I guess this was our welcome to New York!
Ever hear about the Shake Shack vs. In n’ Out argument? Apparently, Shake Shack is Los Angeles’ version of In n’ Out. After getting a taste of their menu, I can, now, officially say In n’ Out is so much better! Everything about it was mediocre, which was disappointing considering how much it cost for a burger and fries, especially when the portions was a lot smaller compared to that of In n’ Out. However, if you have never tried a burger from In n’ Out in your life then you can resort to this. To further read my review about the place, click here.
The logic I had when booking a hotel room was to find a place with tons of other tourists like myself. Note to any future first-timers, you can find a better place than Times Square. Times Square is equivalent to Hollywood, and I am just not into that scene. After visiting Chelsea and Greenwich Village, I’d probably Airbnb a place there or crash at a family or friend’s apartment in Brooklyn. Times Square is a lot glamorous on television than actually being a part of the crowd. Regardless, the bright lights and large billboard signs in Times Square was mesmerizing so I wasn’t at all too disappointed.
My first night in New York was pretty much tamed compared to the next following days so stay tune to see more stories and pictures!