My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary earlier than usual this year, and we are going up to Manhattan in November. We wanted to go somewhere that we could drive but that really felt like a getaway - it was between Washington, D.C. and New York and we chose New York. Hooray! I love New York and always have.
Neither of us have been to Central Park, so we'll be visiting there.
I've never been to the Met so we'll also be going there as well. I'd love to take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge (thanks for the suggestion Suzy). Frommer's recommends taking the subway into Brooklyn and then walking from Brooklyn into Manhattan to get the best views and scenery.
And of course lots of shopping and wining and dining...which is where you come into play!
If you live or have visited New York, what are your top recommendations for dining and shopping? (I know there is so much to offer in New York so tons and tons of options available). We are pretty much open to anything dining-wise. I know my husband would love to do a steak house, but I'd rather try something a little different and more romantic. Any hands-down best dinner ever picks?
We're both really into checking out new coffee shops and cafes, so would be open to any suggestions for must stop coffee shops.
This will either sound crazy to those of you that dislike cities or awesome to those that live or love being in big cities, but I love the hustle and bustle of New York. There's just a feeling you get when you're in this city that it seems almost magical - so much energy and personality!
I told my hubby that I'd try to limit the shopping to places that he might be interested in as well, but he's a good sport so let me know of any good home decor, markets, anything that I might like to check out too.
I'm excited and the countdown is on! Need to start
Have a great day - I look forward to any and all of your recommendations.