NYC Travel Diary: 2 1/2 Days in Manhattan

nyc travel diary - outside times center

I went to New York last week. Being in town for a 2 1/2-day business trip, It was a whirlwind; it was impossible to fit everything I wanted into such a short visit. There were so many things I wanted to eat, see, and do, and people I wanted to see. However, it was possible for me to get a lot out of those 50 or so hours in  Manhattan, and that I did.

NYC Travel Diary

nyc travel diary - coffee

The conference I attended (which was super awesome), took place inside the New York Times building. Being so far away from the daily grind of work and life in LA gave me a renewed perspective. I also felt very blessed and lucky to have a chance to experience one of the greatest cities in the world, supported by the organization I work for.

nyc travel diary - yotel room

On to the fun stuff: I stayed in a really cool hotel in the middle of Times Square called Yotel. It’s super futuristic, modern, and cool. I liked it a lot but didn’t spend much time in my room.

nyc travel diary - calamari

Outside the conference walls, it was all about food and drinking (surprise, surprise). From coffee, tea and pastries at Dean & De Luca to visiting The Smith in Manhattan and Eataly in Flatiron, we had some amazing cafe and restaurant experiences.

nyc travel diary eataly

We also rode the subway (which kind of a big deal for me, a native Angeleno who hates public transportation.)

nyc travel diary - subway

I wish I could have extended my trip to stay longer, but I am pre-rich (aka broke) and I need to save money to go to the Bay Area next month. Finances be damned, I’m already planning my next trip to NYC in my heart and mind.

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