You guys… I finally did it. I finally went to New York City! Anyone who knows me knows how badly I’ve always wanted to live in New York one day and work in fashion for a big company. I would constantly remind everyone around me of this “wild” dream I had, and they would always laugh at me because I’ve never even been to NYC. How could anyone say they wanted to live somewhere they’ve never been to? Well, let me tell you guys something.. it’s exactly how I had always imagined it in my head. New York is my place.

Por fin fui a la ciudad de Nueva York! Todos los que me conocen saben lo tanto que quiero vivir en la ciudad de Nueva York algún día y trabajar en algo relacionado a la moda en una compañía grande. Siempre les recordaba a todos de este sueño “loco” que tenia, y ellos siempre se reían de mi porque nunca había ido a la ciudad. Alguien como podría decir que quiere vivir en una ciudad a la que nunca a viajado? Dejen les digo algo… la ciudad es exactamente como me la imagine.

I had so much fun in the short four days we were there, but I still have that itch to go back and explore even more. So, I’m planning another trip back later in the year! It averaged about 30 degrees fahrenheit during our time in NY, so now I want to experience the city in the summer. Stay tuned for that trip.

Me divertí muchísimo en los cuatro días que estuvimos ahí pero sigo con las ganas de regresar y seguir explorando. Asi que estoy planeando otro viaje este año! La temperatura andaba en los 30 grados farehnheit durante nuestro viaje asi que ahora quiero ver como es la ciudad durante el verano.

For all the people that have never been to NYC, this blog post is for you. Since we ate at the trendy spots, and visited the touristy areas, I thought it’d be the perfect guide for the first time New York goers.

Este blog es para todos ustedes que nunca han ido a Nueva York. Como comimos en lugares “trendy” y visitamos áreas turísticas, creo que este será una guía perfecta.

WHERE WE ATE

There were a lot of other restaurants on our list that we didn’t get to try. Hopefully I can visit those on my next NYC trip so that I can have more to recommend.

Nos falto probar varios restaurantes de mi lista pero espero poder ir la próxima vez que regrese para tener mas recomendaciones para ustedes.

WHAT WE SAW

Warning- extremely touristy.

  • 5th Avenue- filled with iconic flagship stores!
  • Central Park (we spent an entire morning walking throughout the park and people watching- so beautiful and relaxing!)
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Times Square (I recommend leaving this to the end of the day. Bright lights and less people. Everything is open until about 1 AM, so there’s no rush)
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Time Out Market (very similiar to San Diego’s Liberty Station. It’s basically an indoor food hall)
  • The Friend’s apartment building
  • Washington Square Park
  • Comedy Cellar (we’re really into comedy, so naturally this is where we spent Valentines’s Day and got a surprise bit from Nikki Glaser!)
  • 9/11 Memorial (we didn’t know you had to pay to go inside the museum- we thought it was just a memorial site. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid the long lines!)

I want to add that SOHO was by far my favorite neighborhood in New York. We took a couple of hours to just walk around and enjoy the area, which is far less crowded than the Upper East Side and Greenwich. There’s a lot of cute vintage shops and small coffee shops with shorter wait times. The streets are narrow and fairly empty, and the iconic brownstone homes make for a perfect Instagram photo. For anyone who wants an IG worthy photo, SOHO is the place to be.

SOHO fue mi área favorita sin duda. Caminamos varias horas por toda el area, y nos dimos cuenta que no esta tan llena de gente como el “Upper East Side” o “Greenwich”. Hay muchas tiendas ¿vintage? Y cafeterías con menos tiempos de espera. Las calles estan bastante angostas y solas y las clásicas casas “brownstone” te dan la foto perfecta para Instagram. Si quieres una foto digna para IG, SOHO es el lugar adecuado.

I can’t wait to go back and see more of the city. If any of you have ever been to NYC, let me know in the comments what your favorite restaurants are. Next time I visit NYC, I want to try out some new places- preferrably a restaurant with Italian food (anything with pizza and pasta is my jam).

Estoy super emocionada de regresar a ver mas de la ciudad. Si alguno de ustedes ha ido a NYC, dejen comentarios de sus restaurantes favoritos. La próxima vez que vaya quiero probar algunos restaurantes diferentes- de preferencia de comida italiana (la pizza y la pasta son lo mio).

xo Paulina

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