Take Me There Tuesday

New York City

I'm linking up with Laura again for...

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I realize that NYC makes little sense for this because I do in fact live here but there are just SO many things, places, and sites to see in this city. It's impossible to get to go everywhere.

There's even some crazy statistic floating around that you could eat at a different restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of your life and still not be able to visit them all. Then again you might also grow to the size of a baby beluga and die an early death anyway...

I digress

I've lived here since January 2010 and still haven't seen some of the most important areas of Manhattan.

The reason for this being that most of the places I need to experience are all touristy areas. If there was one goal of living in this city it would be to avoid tourists. At. All. Costs.

If you live here you know to stay far far away from Times Square or frankly any area that yields a larger "I <3 NY" t-shirt to regular t-shirt ratio.

But one of these days I'm going to have to suck it up, strap on my fanny pack, maybe hop on a double decker bus and face the masses because I still have a lot of fun things to see!

The Top of the Rock
This is located on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center. It boasts some amazing views of the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, etc. Look at this view!



Rockefeller Ice Skating
I've been here around Christmas time and it's absolutely beautiful. There is nothing better than the holidays and this area is filled to the brim with cheery people. I've never gotten to skate at the rink though, so it's definitely on the cheesy holiday date idea list.


The famous tree



The Met
If you were a Gossip Girl reader back in the day like me then you fantasized about being one of the cool Upper East Sider's eating lunch on the steps of The Met. I have yet to do this so it must be done. It's situated close to the park so if you're ever taking a stroll then be sure to stop by here.



Empire State Building
Obviously I've seen the building, walked by the building, eaten lunch in the Heartland Brewery at the bottom of the building, even followed the building on Twitter - but I've never actually been up to the top and seen the 360 degree view of my magnificent city. Crazy I know. Hence why I write this post.


View from the tippy-top of the building looking straight down. Don't ask me what those lunatics are doing...I stole this off Google.



You all might get to these places sooner than I do. So if you do take lots of pictures for all of the NY residents that can't seem to find the time to do awesome things in their own city :)