This post is a little late, but I figured better late than never. My family and I ventured back to New York City a couple of months ago for the day via the fabulous Megabus. It’s only about 3 hours away and NYC is one of my favorite winter destinations. Between the amazing holiday decor blanketing the city and the hustle and bustle of shoppers, it really is an exciting time to be there.
This time, for the first time since just prior to the 9/11 tragedy, I visited Ground Zero. Six months prior to September 11th, 2001, I was on a field trip to New York City. We stayed in the city for about 3 days and one of our tours happened to be at the World Trade Center. It blows my mind that not even a year later those buildings were destroyed and a city was devastated. I still have a souvenir penny from that trip as well as a few photos. Being back to that spot was surreal. I couldn’t believe it was the same place I had been before, but this time, minus two of the most famous buildings – side by side. The memorial was beautiful, however, and the newly built Freedom Tower watches over.
Another stop that I always love is the famous Bryant Park. The shops are unique (um, if you haven’t tried No Chewing Allowed Truffles – you’re missing out!) and it’s a quaint area to hang out and enjoy the city for a bit.
Take a look at the photos below to see what our trip was like. New York City is a great idea near Christmas time!