1. American Museum of Natural History
This museum has all sorts of interesting things, my favourites were the pretty rocks section (probably not actual title), sea creatures and the "Please Do Not Sit in the Clam Shell" sign. The best part was obviously the dinosaurs though - there were LOADS.
2. Central Park
You kind of have to go here if you're visiting New York; it's beautiful and if it's a sunny day it's even better. I spent the whole time chasing squirrels and pointing out cute dogs, resulting in an exasperated boyfriend. Also, there are turtles!
3. The View Restaurant & Lounge
The Marriott Marquis Hotel have an amazing revolving restaurant and bar on the 48th floor of their hotel. We only went for drinks as food and drink are relatively expensive (about $16 for a cocktail) but they were very nice! Check out Keith in the picture below drinking the girliest cocktail ever. You have to pay a cover charge after 8pm so we left before then! We looked up when sunset was and went about half an hour before; the view was fantastic AND we got to drink cocktails, double win.
4. New York Comic Con
We went to NYCC on the Friday of the massive 4 day event. We weren't that interested in queueing (and paying!) for autographs/photos etc or going to the panel events but we wandered about for hours looking at all the people in costume, the hundreds of artists selling prints and all the comics and merchandise for sale! I spent so much money on pretty pictures and far too long looking at amazing Lego creations.
5. The High Line
The High Line is a park built on top of an old rail line above West Manhattan. It's lovely to walk down, the plants are nice and the views over Manhattan are great. There's lots of art installations visible from the park too, it's like a free, outdoor gallery full of flowers.
6. Brooklyn Bowl
This place was right round the corner from our hotel so we went a couple of times: it's a bar, where you can listen to live music, drink beer (or strawberry milkshakes in my case), eat fantastic fried chicken AND go bowling, all at once. With Jurassic Park on in the background. I won at bowling, mainly because Keith is awful and I am only quite bad. If you're going to go, they do half price bowling after 8pm on Sunday nights!
7. The Bronx Zoo
This zoo is HUGE and we arrived in the afternoon so didnt get to see all of it. There were tiger cubs! So very cute. Wednesday is "suggested donation day" so you can get in for free if you're feeling stingy, but apparently it's always very busy.
We did many more things, but I think that's enough for a blog post! Im sure I've already bored many of you to death with my Instagram/Twitter spamming while I was there. I can't wait to go back again, hopefully soon! Has anyone else been/planning to go soon? Let me know what you got up to!