things to do in NYC – Fridays Off

things to do in NYC

I told you the zoom on the Olympus SP-800UZ was amazing. I took this pic of people tanning in Central Park from the top of the Rock!

Every time I go to NYC I have to ask everyone I know for recommendations so I've compiled a list to share with all of you. We stayed at the Westin New York at Times Square (highly recommend!) the rooms are humongous and very quiet.

Day 1

  • Went to the top of the Rock (the $20 is so worth it and the view is amazing!)
  • Got stand-by tickets to Jimmy Fallon outside the Rockefeller Centre (Betty White was one of the guests!) but didn't make the cut (sad face)
  • Dinner at Mario Battali's OTTO Pizzeria (make reservations ahead of time!) the food is deelish, extensive wine list and the atmosphere is fun/casual.

Day 2

  • Bought half price theatre tickets at the TKTS Seaport Discount Booth (no line up at this one, the one in Times Square is insane)
  • Wandered around SOHO (I wish I was rich!) and did some window shopping
  • Delicious late lunch at another Mario Battali restaurant Lupa Osteria Romana (again make reservations ahead of time)
  • NBC Studio Tour (I know it sounds cheesy touristy, but it's informative and we saw Betty White rehearsing for her big SNL show, so there!)
  • Went to La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway starring Kelsey Grammer (Frasier!) so fun (I love drag queens)!

Day 3

  • Morning at MoMA (if you're going before the end of May you have to check out Marina Ambramovic's exhibit The Artist is Present)
  • Went to Uniqlo (could have spent the afternoon there, it's filled with inexpensive basics and I wish we had one in Canada)
  • Wandered around Little Italy and NOHO (so many cute streets)
  • Went to Memphis the Musical on Broadway (LOVED!)

Bon voyage!

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