New York City is one of my favorite destinations to visit during the holiday season. It just oozes Christmas spirit! The best part is that it’s only a few short hours from where I live, so a bus trip is a breeze. We took the Megabus on December 12th of this year, which just so happened to be a 60 degree day. The weather may not have felt like Christmas, but there was no shortage of spirit all around. NYC is full of glitz, glamour, and pure chaos – but I love it.
We took the Megabus from White Marsh and embarked on our 3 hours or so journey. After arriving, we did a lot of the typical ‘touristy’ things, such as Times Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center. Trenton wanted to see the Lego Store and Toys R Us, so we made sure to make those stops. The crowds were absolutely ridiculous – it’s all part of the big apple experience though.
One of my favorite parts of this particular trip was watching the Salvation Army folks singing and dancing for donations. They were so happy and cheerful and it was infectious! People crowded around the energetic men and many even joined in on the fun. As you can see in the photo below, they really knew how to bring people together, and isn’t that one of the reasons we love the holidays so much?
There is so much to see and do in New York City, but people watching has to be one of the best parts. There are people of all shapes, sizes, races, colors, and cultures. You never know what you’re going to find…..like a group of Santa’s on motorcycles driving through Times Square! Apparently there was a Santa Convention in town that day…..
Whether you go for a day or a week, NYC should be on your bucket list. Once you see it, you’ll become addicted to the sights and sounds. Unless you hate city life, that is!
Be sure to check out my previous blog post from the big apple, A New York Engagement!